Category : Shows

Shows / Blog - 6 months ago

Absolute Hell

It’s quite an experience spending three hours inside the walls of La Vie en Rose, a decaying members club in soho circa 1945. Rodney Ackland’s extraordinary play for a huge cast of forty is likely to divide audiences as the crumbling walls and the li...

Shows / Blog - 6 months ago

The Importance of Being Earnest

Theatre Royal Windsor (venue) 30 April 2018 (released) 01 May 2018 Vanessa Lenton Oscar Wilde’s exemplary play, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a sheer delight and the Original Theatre’s production of it doesn’t fail to thoroughly entertain t...

Shows / Blog - 6 months ago

Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom the musical, with all it’s sequins and fake tan, has taken residence in the art deco walls of the Piccadilly Theatre. Based on Baz Lurhman’s hugely successful film of the same name(1992), it’s a joyous satire of the cut-throat world...

Shows / Blog - 6 months ago

Faceless

Why would a young woman with all the privileges of a Western Democracy leave family and home for war torn Syria? Selina Finger’s new play at Park Theatre brings to life the kind of story that is often experienced as headlines, shocking but not truly...

Shows / Blog - 6 months ago

Dames

Waking into the main house at the Pleasance for ‘Dames’ the club atmosphere is already alive: sound designer/stage manager Joshua Bowles is spinning tunes on the decks, Ginny (Bianca Stevens) is executing some impressive dance moves and there is glit...

Shows / Blog - 6 months ago

Chicago

Chicago is back in the West End, with slick lawyer Billy Flyn being played by Cuba Gooding Junior and Ruthie Henshall, who played Roxie Hart in the original London company, taking on the role of Matron Mama Morton. There are no dud parts in this spar...

Shows / Blog - 6 months ago

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Opera is almost never dull. The word ‘operatic’ implies a high level of dramatic excitement, often involving tragic love, murder and revenge. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk has all these element but it is also very very funny. This is definitely not usual i...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

New Jersey Nights

The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia (venue) 23 April 2018 (released) 19 April 2018 Cate Altamura New Jersey Nights will transport you back in time through the sensational music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons! Smashing box office rec...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

Instructions for Correct Assembly

The possibilities of Artificial intelligence are so firmly established in our TV drama and film consumption that Eccleshare’s dystopian satire about a flat packed son who can be operated by remote control feels almost normal. Except here the target i...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

The Way of the World

If you’re around forty or younger it’s very likely you won’t have seen Congreve or many Restoration comedies staged in London at all as they seem to have been out fashion for a couple of decades. That could be changing as James MacDonald’s revival of...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

King's Theatre Edinburgh (venue) 10 April 2018 (released) 12 April 2018 Anyone who has ever seen the 1988 TV-film JACK THE RIPPER will remember that one of the undisputed highlights (not necessarily Michael Caine’s ‘Inspector Abberline’) was Arm...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

Trainspotting Live

Harry Gibson's stage play predates the cult movie by a couple of years having been written only a year after Danny Boyles original smash hit book. This new production from the 'Kings Head Theatre' and 'In Your Face Theatre', is an intense and immersi...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

Is This Thing On?

The Old Red Lion Theatre (venue) 28 March 2018 (released) 30 March 2018 ‘I let them cut me, your words.’ ‘You wanted a puppet, a play-thing.’Nordic actress and writer Disa Anderson brings her new play about a young, dysfunctional relationship tr...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

Macbeth

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (venue) 25 March 2018 (released) 30 March 2018 Paul Chapinal “Witches!” to quote Marge Simpson from one of the Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials. There’s a lot of witches in Phyllida Lloyd’s product...

Shows / Blog - 7 months ago

The Case of the Frightened Lady

King's Theatre Edinburgh (venue) 26 March 2018 (released) 29 March 2018 The Classic Thriller Theatre Company (formerly the Agatha Christie Theatre Company) is the brainchild of Bill Kenwright, the all-powerful West End impresario - the Binkie Be...