Review: Cluedo (Touring)

Tuesday 22nd March 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ First a humble board game (a creation of Anthony Pratt), then a film, and now a play - it’s been quite a journey for the classic “Whodunnit?” pastime. This latest instalment in its history very much takes its cue from the likes of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Woman in Black (Touring)

Tuesday 12th November 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Susan Hill’s immensely popular novel is adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt and it fares well as a piece of modern theatre masquerading as a simplistic work of yesteryear.  Here, the now famous story is set up as a real-time rehearsal taking place around a... Continue Reading →

Review: When It Happens at Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Wednesday 31st July 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When It Happens combines powerful and topical issues spanning motherhood, sexual harassment, the ‘policing’ of women’s bodies and behaviours and the roles of women in general - more specifically, the oppressive roles of women. It feels reactionary and relevant but also a little too... Continue Reading →

Review: Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre

Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia has made an indelible mark on many if the tears, enthused buzz and unanimous roar of the audience I sat with is anything to go by. Entirely and proudly female-led, this play is an imagining of a life silenced by men.... Continue Reading →

Review: Handbagged (Tour)

Wednesday 24th April 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Moira Buffini’s comedy announces itself as a work of great parody as soon as HRH enters with a mischievous glint in her eye just in time to interrupt and deflate a fiery speech from Margaret Thatcher. You see, Thatcher is conspiring to get a chair brought... Continue Reading →

Review: Rough Crossing (Tour)

Monday 1st April 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️ In Tom Stoppard’s comedy Rough Crossing we’re taken to sea with a sparse cast of actors playing a very sparse cast of inept actors rehearsing aboard a ship. Our cast have a tall order to deliver. Although the cast are a talented... Continue Reading →

Review: Abigail’s Party (Touring)

Tuesday 29th January 2019 at The Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mike Leigh’s 1977 comedy Abigail’s Party is a beautifully preserved microcosm of seventies trends, etiquette and values. It’s also a very neat reflection of timeless relationship dynamics, making it ever relevant and entertaining - one look at the current housing market tells you that... Continue Reading →

Kindertransport: Lives Saved & Lives Changed For Ever

Saturday 20th October 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This production of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports which saved the lives of so many German children endangered by their Jewish faith and those raging against it in Nazi Germany. Children were transported to London and taken in by host families; many... Continue Reading →

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