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It’s a Wonderful Life at Bridge House | Theatre review

It’s a Wonderful Life at Bridge House
THEATRE REVIEW

A new version of the 1946 holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life has been brought to Bridge House Theatre in Penge by director Guy Retallack and writer Tony Palermo.   The production takes the form of a 1940s radio play, with the [read more]

The Winter’s Tale at the Lion and Unicorn | Theatre review

The Winter’s Tale at the Lion and Unicorn
THEATRE REVIEW

The Winter’s Tale is not the most remembered of works in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. The words of its characters have not lodged themselves as firmly into the English language as, say, Hamlet’s or Othello’s. And while the [read more]

Tiger Country at the Hampstead | Theatre review

Tiger Country at the Hampstead
THEATRE REVIEW

Three years after its sell-out debut, award-winning playwright Nina Raine’s Tiger Country is making a triumphant return to the stage. In an open theatre space, Raine weaves for us an engaging tale centred around a group of doctors in [read more]

The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida | Theatre review

The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida
THEATRE REVIEW

Director Rupert Goold’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s debatably most controversial play is set in a Vegas casino, where themes of money, greed and skewed morals are perfectly backlit. Littered with myriad American accents and colourful [read more]

Booty and the Biatch at the Lost | Theatre review

Booty and the Biatch at the Lost
THEATRE REVIEW

Booty and the Biatch is the latest pantomime from Excess All Areas. It’s an irreverent and profane parody of Beauty and the Beast (the classic fairy tale, not Disney’s film. Honest). Over nearly three hours, it set about deconstructing [read more]

The Snow Dragon Charity Gala at St James | Theatre review

The Snow Dragon Charity Gala at St James
THEATRE REVIEW

Us humans have Father Christmas to bring us our gifts on Christmas day – but who gives the animals their presents? Why, the magical Snow Dragon of course! Tall Stories Theatre company bring the enchanting tale of the Snow Dragon to St [read more]

King Charles III at Wyndham’s | Theatre review

King Charles III at Wyndham’s
THEATRE REVIEW

Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III is currently playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre in Leicester Square, having transferred from the Almeida in Islington. It’s an edgier affair than most offerings in the heart of the West End, [read more]

Miss Havisham’s Expectations at Trafalgar Studios | Theatre review

Miss Havisham’s Expectations at Trafalgar Studios
THEATRE REVIEW

Miss Havisham’s Expectations is an ambitious retelling of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and it just about pulls it off. Linda Marlowe’s new one-woman show, ably written and directed by Di Sherlock, explores the [read more]

Sikes and Nancy at Trafalgar Studios | Theatre review

Sikes and Nancy at Trafalgar Studios
THEATRE REVIEW

James Swanton’s one-man dramatisation of Charles Dickens’ Sikes and Nancy (a version of the murder scene in Oliver Twist adapted for public readings) is a brilliantly madcap hour of Victorian melodrama. Swanton, armed only with [read more]

Potted Sherlock at the Vaudeville | Theatre review

Potted Sherlock at the Vaudeville
THEATRE REVIEW

The makers of the surprising West End success Potted Potter have now quite unashamedly cashed in on the international Sherlock Holmes hype created by Benedict Cumberbatch and the BBC, reducing one of our most famous literary figures to a [read more]

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