Review: Favour at Bush Theatre

Thursday 30th June 2022 at Bush Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes Our stories on women adjusting to life after lived experience of the Criminal Justice System are few and far between. I can think of a couple of films such as Wild Rose (dir. Tom Harper) and The Unforgivable (dir. Nora Fingscheidt), I’m sure... Continue Reading →

Review: Dreamgirls (Touring)

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s not until you see Dreamgirls live on stage that you truly understand what it takes to bring it to life for audiences. The sheer graft on display from a gifted cast is fantastic to watch when it comes to spectacle and story,... Continue Reading →

Review: Sixty-Seven at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Saturday 11th June 2022 at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes Brilliant brilliant brilliant! Now I am a sucker for a show about women facing a quarter life crisis of some sort, and as somebody who describes herself as having an “extended quarter life crisis”, the feeling sticks. Described as “an... Continue Reading →

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 →

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