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Rodin at the London Coliseum | Dance review

Rodin at the London Coliseum
DANCE REVIEW

St Petersberg’s Eifmann ballet is in town to showcase two performances: Anna Karenina and Rodin, of which the latter premiered yesterday evening at the Coliseum. Inspired by the life of 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin, the [read more]

Cool Rider at the Duchess | Theatre review

Cool Rider at the Duchess
THEATRE REVIEW

Running for only seven nights at the Duchess Theatre, Cool Rider is a sassy, rugged and surprisingly raunchy adaptation of Grease 2. This lesser-appreciated movie sequel has, over time, gained a cult following despite being panned upon its [read more]

Relative Values at the Harold Pinter | Theatre review

Relative Values at the Harold Pinter
THEATRE REVIEW

Noel Coward’s vibrant and engaging comedy, set in the library of Marshwood House, restored the master playwright to iconic status after he and his work had been dismissed as irredeemably old-fashioned during his comparatively lean [read more]

Good People at the Noel Coward | Theatre review

Good People at the Noel Coward
THEATRE REVIEW

David Lindsay-Abaire’s dark comedy Good People comes to London and is welcomed with open arms. It tackles the subjects of class, morality and luck while still being hilarious, full of energy and thoroughly entertaining. Starring Imelda [read more]

Oh My Sweet Land at the Young Vic | Theatre review

Oh My Sweet Land at the Young Vic
THEATRE REVIEW

Every play calls for silence in the audience. We are past the heckling, chomping, fruit-flinging behaviour of the past 2000 years; we respect our playwrights and actors. Oh My Sweet Land is a thrilling example of what silence can do [read more]

Olivier Awards 2014: Almeida triumphs with eight awards

Olivier Awards 2014: Almeida triumphs with eight awards

The Almeida Theatre’s website describes it as “a small room with an international reputation”, making “bold new work that asks big questions”. The strategy clearly paid off when the Almeida won eight prestigious Olivier Awards on [read more]

King Charles III at the Almeida | Theatre review

King Charles III at the Almeida
THEATRE REVIEW

We’re all too familiar with Royalty-focused theatre – we’ve seen Shakespeare’s plays revolving around the likes of Henry V, Richard III, Edward III, but we were yet to see a show as bold, modern and daring as Mike [read more]

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Barbican | Theatre review

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Barbican
THEATRE REVIEW

“I’d do anything for love but I won’t do that”, as Meatloaf so succinctly put it, is a statement as timely now as it would have been in 1633. Modern artistic directors rub their hands with glee for ‘Tis Pity [read more]

A View from the Bridge at The Young Vic | Theatre Review

A View from the Bridge at The Young Vic
THEATRE REVIEW

Arthur Miller’s classic drama is given the bare knuckle touch in this raw and powerful production. Starring the enigmatic Mark Strong as the torn anti-hero, Eddy, and a prominent supporting cast, A View from the Bridge is a masterclass [read more]

The Billie Holiday Story at the New Wimbledon | Theatre review

The Billie Holiday Story at the New Wimbledon
THEATRE REVIEW

One is not sure if it is a compliment, but at the end of Nina Kristofferson’s fiery performance in The Billie Holiday Story, one doesn’t care in the slightest about Billie Holiday. Kristofferson is an actress of such self-control and [read more]

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