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 saw him putting on lipstick. […]

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 that nurtures and develops 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 original and fresh new musical […]