Review: Maggie May at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 11th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Who am I then?” “Who else would I be?” Frances Poet’s Maggie May takes this idea of an endangered sense of identity and builds on it layer over layer until we see the true weight of its significance. In this perceptive and sensitive play, what... Continue Reading →

Review: For the Love of a Primary Caregiver at Brixton House

Thursday 5th May 2022 at Brixton House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes “Legally blonde, but black”. Rosemary (played by Princess Donough) is your typical type A personality, she has done everything by the book – completed university at a socially acceptable age, kept her rebellious period disciplined and well contained, people pleased and pandered; Rosemary finessed... Continue Reading →

Review: I Wanna Be Yours at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Zia Ahmed’s layered and insightful play, Ella and Haseeb meet by chance and are soon smitten, but their happy bubble of two is quickly compromised by external forces as they try to overcome cultural differences. Eva Scott and Usman Nawaz make a wholly endearing and likeable... Continue Reading →

Review: Fury Theatre’s Abigail

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at The Space Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes What does pure inhibited rage look like when it’s not diluted in a world full of takers? Abigail brings to the stage the true life character of Abigail Williams, one of the first afflicted girls in the Salem Witch Trials. A brave... Continue Reading →

Review: PICKLE at Park Theatre, London

Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Park Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Jonathan Walfisz As I entered to see Pickle, I couldn’t help but notice a few familiar faces in the queue. I grew up in Edgware and North West London Jewry is a small world.  I was immediately offered a sweet and a (fake) shot of... Continue Reading →

Review: Rice and Peas at Metal Culture, Chalkwell Hall

Thursday 28th April 2022 at Metal culture, Chalkwell Hall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes A delightful treat nestled away in the corner of an unsuspecting cultural hub, ‘Rice and Peas’ deserves recognition that spans a lifetime! When I first read the description I thought, surely not?! A play that celebrates Grenadian heritage and culture whilst serving... Continue Reading →

Review: Scab at the White Bear Theatre

Tuesday 26th April 2022 at the White Bear Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes Through an exploration of class, loneliness, PTSD, and the after treatment of soldiers once they leave the army, we arrive at Scab. An unexpectedly, poignant and bittersweet one man show that delves into the psyche of a disenfranchised young man searching for... Continue Reading →

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Touring)

Tuesday 13th April 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a particularly exemplary adaptation. In the hands of Simon Stephens as adaptor and Marianne Elliott as director, it takes its source material - the brilliant best-selling novel by Mark Haddon - and transforms... Continue Reading →

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