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...

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...

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: 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...