INTERVIEW: Q&A WITH HORRIBLE HISTORIES AUTHOR TERRY DEARY By Diane Parkes

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Two – Victoria & Albert – Production Photography Britain’s barmy past comes alive in 3D when Horrible Histories Live on Stage storms Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with Barmy Britain from Wed 3 – Sat 6 Nov. The West End’s longest-running children’s show is bringing British history to life in a hilarious and […]

REVIEW: Looking Good Dead – a formidable adaptation of the Peter James novel

Adam Woodyatt and Gaynor Faye as Tom and Kellie Bryce in Looking Good Dead Venue: Milton Keynes Theatre Writer:  Original by Peter James, adapted by Shaun McKenna Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer:   Ely King Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Looking Good Dead, a new play adapted from the book by no.1 best-selling author Peter James, begins its weeklong residence […]

NEWS: Initial casting announced for the West End transfer of Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed The Watsons

Initial casting is announced today for the West End transfer of Laura Wade’s The Watsons, following sold-out runs at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory. Samuel West directs Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Ralph Davis (Lord Osborne), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson – she was Evening Standard Award-nominated for […]

REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – An inspiring, life-affirming and absolutely stonking piece of theatre

Noah Thomas (Jamie) and Bianca Del Rio (Loco Channelle) in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Photo credit Matt Crockett Venue: Apollo Theatre, London Performance Date: 21 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher After exploding onto London’s West End towards the end of 2017, the smash-hit musical for today, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie hosted 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 Weed Eat Pussy Everyday, it […]

REVIEW: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – A must-see pantomime masterclass

The cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome – Photo credit: Paul Coltas Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome Performance Date: 08 January 2020 Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Most of us may be in the post-Christmas slump but that hasn’t stopped Birmingham Hippodrome’s panto extravaganza from banishing those January blues with their utterly ‘flawless’ production of […]