Review: The Last 5 Years

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical, The Last 5 Years charts the relationship of Cathy and Jamie, the story beginning with Cathy at the start of their five years together and Jamie at the end.  Through a collection of inter-cutting scenes, almost entirely through-composed, we watch Jamie move forward in time as Cathy moves backwards, … 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

Review: Yes, Prime Minister

During a year of political uncertainty and diversification, never more has one wanted so much to be a fly on the wall in the Prime Minister’s office. The power balance inside politics has shifted significantly and I can’t help thinking that this satirical political romp may not be altogether too far from the truth. Writers … Continue reading

Review: Morecambe

As this genial one-man show whistles happily into town, “the man what brought us sunshine” is able to bring a little sunshine to us once more. A biographic telling of the life of one half of the double act Morecambe and Wise, reveals a wide-eyed and somewhat complicated character who fought through to the very … Continue reading