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: 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: 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...

INTERVIEW: Luke Bayer chats all things Fiver, Jamie & the importance of supporting new British musicals

Photo Credit: Danny with a camera Luke Bayer is currently starring in exciting new musical Fiver, which follows the story of a humble five pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of people in London. Luke is perhaps best known for his portrayal of alternate Jamie New...

REVIEW: Fiver – certainly won’t leave you feeling short-changed

The cast of Fiver – Photo Credit: Danny with a camera Venue: Southwark Playhouse Performance Date: 10 July 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 The importance of supporting new British musicals cannot be underestimated; there are precious few of them around. However, in ‘The Little’ of the Southwark Playhouse an astonishingly...