Review: Double Falsehood

Claimed ‘lost Shakespeare’ Double Falsehood, currently on offer at Southwark’s Union Theatre, is a story unfamiliar with our modern sensibilities; servant girl Violante, innocently raped, pursues her attacker Henrique for marriage to clear her disgrace.  Henrique meanwhile attempts to steal away his friend Julio’s fiancée Leonora, Julio becoming mad over the loss of his love.  … Continue reading

Review: Twisted Tales

After the recent success of Ghost Stories, currently thrilling West End audiences at the Duke of York’s, Jeremy Dyson and the Lyric Hammersmith have joined forces again to create the latest addition to a chain of theatrical horrors.  Twisted Tales is a collection of Roald Dahl’s short stories, written for adults, with unexpected endings.  An … Continue reading

Impressions: The Boy James

An enchanting yet painful exploration of the innocence of childhood, penetrated by the cruelty of growing up.  Belt Up Theatre’s The Boy James brings to life the magic of storytelling through this beguiling concept and takes the audience in-hand on this story based around the life of Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie.  This experimental … Continue reading

Impressions: Deathtrap

Deathtrap at the Noël Coward Theatre, a wonderfully written comedy with the plot twisting and turning like a theatrical rollercoaster with thrills in all the right places.  Jonathan Groff as the apparently green-behind-the-ears Clifford, held his character with a great underlying discomfort.  Simon Russell Beale, as Sydney, is so beautifully natural when acting comedy of … Continue reading

Review: Salad Days

A company more accustomed to opera, it may be a surprise to some that Tête à Tête present this production of the musical Salad Days at Riverside Studios but their light touch and loving appreciation of the piece is the reason it returns to the venue after a successful run last year. Salad Days premiered … Continue reading

Review: La Soirée

Following on from the world-renowned La Clique first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004, La Soirée premieres in London at the Southbank Big Top where it is set to inspire, delight and amaze audiences until 31st January 2011. Featuring some of the best and most well known artists from around the world, including Cabaret … Continue reading

Review: Enlightenment

Recently appointed Artistic Director Edward Hall marks his first production at the Hampstead Theatre with the UK premiere of Shelagh Stephenson’s modern mystery, Enlightenment.  A play about the lengths to which people will go to find the missing pieces of their lives, Enlightenment tells the story of a young man who disappears whilst backpacking in … Continue reading

Review: Me and Juliet

Following on from the success of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair both at the Finborough and in the West End, Me and Juliet is the second UK premiere of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by the Finborough, directed by acclaimed young director Thom Southerland.  Me and Juliet is a love story of singer Jeanie … Continue reading

In discussion: Enlightenment

Hampstead Theatre is proud to announce the UK premiere of Shelagh Stephenson’s Enlightenment, a chilling modern mystery about the lengths to which people will go to find the missing pieces of their lives. When a young man disappears on a backpacking holiday to South East Asia, his parents Lia and Nick are left in a … Continue reading

Impressions: Departure Lounge

A group of sunburned lads await their delayed return flight in the departure lounge of Malaga airport.  After a drunken ‘Brits on tour’ style holiday that involved mainly (and I paraphrase) ‘booze, birds and….bonking’, the group of friends reflect on the weeks conquests.  With their memories drink-addled, a level of confusion strikes their recollections and … Continue reading

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