REVIEW: Love Love Love

Love Love Love at Lyric Hammersmith - Photo Helen Maybanks Venue: Lyric Hammersmith, London Performance Date: 11 March 2020 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Spanning across 3 decades, Love Love Love is a show that centres around couple Ken and Sandra and charts their life progression from young and...

REVIEW: The Kite Runner – a breathtaking show in every sense – a profound & unforgettable story

The Kite Runner UK Tour - Photo Credit: Betty Zapata Venue: Richmond Theatre, London Performance Date: 10 March 2020 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★★★ A harrowing story with twists and turns at every point, The Kite Runner is a gripping and mesmerising emotional journey. Currently on its UK tour...

REVIEW: La Cage aux Folles [The Play] – Despite not being as strong as it’s musical or film counterparts, it remains a story that celebrates individuality & acceptance

(L-R) Paul Hunter (Albin), Mark Cameron (Marseilles and Zorba) and Michael Matus (Georges) in La Cage aux Folles [The Play] at Park Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet Venue: Park Theatre, London Performance Date: 22 February 2020 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★ The comedic farce that led to four blockbuster...

REVIEW: Lipstick – a new show with a whole lot of heart

April Hughes (Tommy), Helen Aluko (Jordan). Photo by Lidia Crisafulli Venue: Southwark Playhouse, London Writer: Lily Shahmoon Director: Ed White Performance Date: 09 March 2020 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Tommy is a teenage boy who fears everything – especially how other kids at school would react if they...

REVIEW: Frankenstein – The innovative & fresh approach combined with Loan’s fine leading performance makes this adaptation well worth a visit

Eilidh Loan as Mary Shelley in Frankenstein – Photo by Tommy Ga Ken Wan Venue: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Performance Date: 02 March 2020 Star Rating: ★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher There are precious few people who aren’t familiar with the infamous tale of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Adapted for stage and screen numerous times,...

REVIEW: Quadruple Thre4t – 50 minutes of gloriously camp, cheek aching & seat wetting comedy cabaret

Mr. Henry Moss: Quadruple Thre4t - Photo: www.mrhenrymoss.com Venue: The Cage at The VAULT Festival - London Performance Date: 23 February 2020 Writer & Director: Henry Moss Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★★ The hugely talented Australian import Mr. Henry Moss brings his critically acclaimed and hilarious one-man comedy cabaret...

REVIEW: The Claim – A fearless & creative production presenting the challenges facing those seeking refuge in the UK

The Claim at Shoreditch Town Hall Tonderai Munyevu & Nick Blakeley - Photo Credit: John Hunter Venue - Shoreditch Town Hall Performance Date: 20 February 2020 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Star Rating: ★★★★ In a time when the topic of refugees and asylum seekers is highly prevalent, Tim Cowbury uses theatre...

REVIEW: Crooks: 1926 – putting the audience firmly in the driving seat, this is immersive theatre at its finest

Crooks: 1926 - Image: COLAB Theatre Venue: COLAB Tavern Theatre Performance Date: 16 February 2020 Writer & Director: Bertie Watkins Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Rating: ★★★★★ COLAB Theatre presents its newest immersive theatre show…a world of corruption, criminals, violence and broken deals: Crooks: 1926 presents the 1920s, but not the way...

REVIEW: Bennett’s words linger long after the final bow, leaving the audience with food for thought

The History Boys - Dominic Treacy, Arun Bassi, Joe Wiltshire Smith, James Schofield Photo by Tim Thursfield Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Writers: Alan Bennett Director: Jack Ryder Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Sophie Mills The History Boys is perhaps Alan Bennett’s most renowned plays. This classroom comedy-drama launched the careers of many...

REVIEW: Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The worst production of Peter Pan you will ever see – and that is why it’s perfect

Peter Pan Goes Wrong - Image: Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 04 February 2020 Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields (Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie) Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Sam Dunning Star Rating: ★★★★★ In 1904 the first-ever production of Peter Pan was staged. J. M. Barrie’s pantomime...