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 →

Review: Fighting Irish at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Tuesday 5th April 2022 at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes Fighting Irish begins and ends with a punch. A passionate display of pride and identity, the McGough family is at the heart and soul of the boxing ring. “Conflict puts a magnifying glass on identity”. One family, a boxing ring, larger than... Continue Reading →

Review: School of Rock (Touring)

Monday 4th April 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This stage adaptation of the popular 2003 film is a treat. Not just because it features a cracking cast, but because it features a fantastic group of multi-talented young actor-musos who play their instruments live each night while telling us a witty and... Continue Reading →

Review: Jewish Hollywood

Saturday 19th March 2022, Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Reviewer: Jonathan Walfisz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When I was a teenager, I was taken to a production of Spamalot, the Monty Python musical. Already a fan of the soundtrack, the decision to alter one of the songs was immediately apparent. Clearly afraid of offending too much, the song "You... Continue Reading →

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