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Albion at the Bush | Theatre review

Albion at the Bush
THEATRE REVIEW

Albion’s timing could not be more apt: while the union of the United Kingdom is in disarray, a working underclass of people are disillusioned with British politics, feeling increasingly marginalised and disenfranchised with the current [read more]

The Liberation of Colette Simple at Jackson’s Lane | Theatre review

The Liberation of Colette Simple at Jackson’s Lane
THEATRE REVIEW

Retrospectives of the 50s civil defence movement often reveal a disturbingly eminent humour in their harsh, unintentional juxtaposition of the idylls of “white-picket” society and the terrors of the nuclear threat. It is with [read more]

Long Story Short at the Charing Cross | Theatre review

Long Story Short at the Charing Cross
THEATRE REVIEW

Long Story Short, Squint’s bold examination of journalism, social media and modern society, refuses easy answers or straightforward sympathies. Written by Lee Anderson, Adam Foster and director Andrew Whyment, the play tells two [read more]

You’re Always with Me at the Lost | Theatre review

You’re Always with Me at the Lost
THEATRE REVIEW

In the heart of Stockwell lies a hidden gem. A beautifully lit, cosy yet cavernous space, the Lost Theatre is a welcome surprise to any theatregoer branching out from the West End not least for their latest offering, You’re Always with [read more]

20:20 Vision at Camden People’s | Theatre review

20:20 Vision at Camden People’s
THEATRE REVIEW

The last two decades have been challenging ones for those at the grass-roots coalface of the arts, so Camden People’s Theatre have reason to celebrate having reached the grand old age of 20. To mark the milestone, an open call for [read more]

Sweeney Todd at the Twickenham | Theatre review

Sweeney Todd at the Twickenham
THEATRE REVIEW

Who hasn’t heard of Sweeney Todd, the devastatingly dark character who first appeared in the Victorian penny blood The String of Pearls in 1946? Since then, there have been numerous adaptations, including a Tony award-winning Broadway [read more]

She Stoops To Conquer at the Rose | Theatre review

She Stoops To Conquer at the Rose
THEATRE REVIEW

On the Rose’s huge stage is a set like an antique hunting lodge: the heads of stags and boars are mounted on the walls; everything is wood panelled, the backdrop a huge burnt ochre treescape, set with several doors. Played out in [read more]

Brazouka at New Wimbledon| Theatre review

Brazouka at New Wimbledon
THEATRE REVIEW

New Wimbledon Theatre’s antique and decadent interior may seem a strange choice for what is supposed to be an energetic and vibrant story from the streets of Brazil. As soon as the production gets going however, it’s clear that Arlene [read more]

Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville | Theatre review

Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville
THEATRE REVIEW

Forbidden Broadway has been mocking musical giants for over 30 years, since Gerard Alessandrini starting penning funny songs on the back of paper napkins in 1980s New York. Sharing similarly humble beginnings, it runs just like a comedy [read more]

Ghost from a Perfect Place at the Arcola | Theatre review

Ghost from a Perfect Place at the Arcola
THEATRE REVIEW

Ghost from a Perfect Place returns to the London stage this autumn, 20 years since its initial inception to critical acclaim at Hampstead Theatre. Written by Philip Ridley, this play receives a 21st century revival from Sarah Stribley [read more]

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