REVIEW: Gazes – It may need polishing but it’s an original piece with bags of potential

Gazes at Chapel Playhouse Theatre, Kings Cross - Image: Contributed Venue: Chapel Playhouse Theatre, Kings Cross Performance Date: 01 February 2020 Star Rating: ★★ Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Impossible Theatre, a new theatre company created by Candice Morel presents their first production, Gazes, running for one more show at the Chapel Playhouse in...

REVIEW: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe – A five-star, knock-out performance from all in this theatrical masterclass

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Bridge Theatre Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenburg Venue: Bridge Theatre, London Performance Date: 28 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Alexia Anderson “The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch &...

REVIEW: An Inspector Calls – Creative reproduction of a classic is sometimes a little confusing, but extremely entertaining

An Inspector Calls Tour - Image: Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 21 January 2020 Writer: J. B. Priestley Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Sam Dunning Star Rating: ★★★1/2 1945 saw the first iteration of already well respected and successful J B Priestley‘s new play, An Inspector Calls. It immediately became a...

REVIEW: Smoke Weed Eat Pussy Everyday – A stunningly poetic account of a “young underclass lesbian” in today’s society

Venue: Camden People’s Theatre Written and performed by: Chloë Florence Director: Kirk-Ann Roberts Performance Date: 20 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Reviewer: Alexia Anderson Set in the intimate venue of Camden People’s Theatre, this autobiographical fringe performance of a “young underclass lesbian” is sure to turn heads. With the title of Smoke...

REVIEW: COPS – delving into the complexities of masculinity with an incredible level of tenderness

COPS at Southwark Playhouse Jack Flammiger & Roger Alborough - Photo Credit: Robert Day Venue: The Little, Southwark Playhouse, London Performance Date: 17 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Reviewer: Leyla Demirel Southwark Playhouse is currently playing host to another UK premiere in the form of COPS by American writer Tony Tortora. The...

REVIEW: Death of a Salesman – New imagination of a classic hits all the right spots

Death of a Salesman at Piccadilly Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton Venue: Piccadilly Theatre, London Performance Date: 04 November 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Reviewer: Sam Dunning 70 years have passed since the legendary Arthur Miller penned Death of a Salesman. Although his works by this point had actually hit double figures, it was the...

REVIEW: The Exorcist – Visual effects & the central role turn heads, but other areas lack the same quality

The Exorcist 2019 UK Tour - Image Contributed Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Performance Date: 08 October 2019 Star Rating: ★★1/2 Reviewer: Sam Dunning In 1971 William Peter Blatty wrote a best-selling novel based on the supposedly true events of a child possessed by the devil. He adapted his book into an award winning, yet...

REVIEW: The Life I Lead – A poignant & humorous homage to an iconic actor, outstandingly delivered by Miles Jupp

The Life I Lead - Miles Jupp - Photo Credit: Piers Foley Venue: Wyndham’s Theatre, London Performance Date: 18 September 2019 Reviewer: Alexia Anderson Rating: ★★★★ As writer James Kettle rightly says, David Tomlinson is “an icon of our childhoods”. Famed for his role as Mr Banks in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins and Professor...

REVIEW: The Lovely Bones – Wonderfully poignant & moving

The cast of The Lovely Bones - Photo Credit Pamela Raith Venue: Birmingham Repertory Theatre Performance Date: 10 September 2019 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★★1/2 A second-life is given to Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel The Lovely Bones this autumn. Premiering at Northampton’s Royal And Derngate...

REVIEW: How Love Is Spelt – a timely revival of a beautifully written piece of theatre

Larner Wallace-Taylor & Michelle Collins in How Love Is Spelt Photo Credit: Ali Wright Venue: Southwark Playhouse Performance Date: 06 September 2019 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★ How Love Is Spelt was first produced at the Bush Theatre in 2004, a venue known for its commitment to creating a space...