Half A Sixpence (theatre review) ★★★★☆

HALF A SIXPENCE is currently running at the NOEL COWARD THEATRE (London)   Half A Sixpence is the story of Arthur Kipps, a working class young man from Folkstone employed at a gentleman's outfitters. By a stroke of luck, he discovers that he has inherited a wealthy fortune from an estranged relative, turning his life… Continue reading Half A Sixpence (theatre review) ★★★★☆

Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE (film review) ★★★★☆

ALAN BENNETT'S DIARIES LIVE was broadcast in cinemas across the UK on 16/11/2016, followed by a live Q&A with the writer at his local library in Primrose Hill.   This 70-minute documentary takes a candid look into the life and mind of Alan Bennett, following him to New York, where he shot to fame in… Continue reading Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE (film review) ★★★★☆

Pride & Prejudice, with 2 actors (play review) ★★★★★

PRIDE & PREJUDICE (a Two Bit Classics production) toured the UK until 25/11 and has now arrived at London’s off-West End studio, the JERMYN STREET THEATRE, for the run-up to Christmas 21 characters, 2 actors and 1 of the most romantic stories of all time... This show is truly a delight. Joannah Tincey and Nick… Continue reading Pride & Prejudice, with 2 actors (play review) ★★★★★

Antigone & Lysistrata (play review) ★★★☆☆

This year's famed Cambridge Greek Play was a double bill of Sophocles' Antigone and Aristophanes' Lysistrata, which ran from 12/10 - 15/10. Sophocles' tragedy is a powerful tale of loyalty and familial bonds, and the difficult juxtaposition of the contemporary laws of the state versus those of the gods. It has remained popular, with its core themes… Continue reading Antigone & Lysistrata (play review) ★★★☆☆

Cymbeline (play review) ★★★★★

CYMBELINE by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE will transfer to the BARBICAN THEATRE from 31/10- 17/11 performed by the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY The RSC's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline is a gender-swapping, Brexit-inspired marvel. The Director, Melly Still, breathes new life into this often criticised and under-appreciated play, one which George Bernard Shaw dismissed as “stagey trash of… Continue reading Cymbeline (play review) ★★★★★

Kindertransport (play review) ★★★★☆

KINDERTRANSPORT by DIANE SAMUELS ran at the SECKFORD THEATRE, WOODBRIDGE from 7/09 – 10/09, performed by THE DEBEN PLAYERS Kindertransport is the story of nine-year-old Eva Schlesinger, a German Jew fleeing persecution in Germany to safety in England, set in the late 1930s. As one of the thousands of Jewish children trying to start a different life… Continue reading Kindertransport (play review) ★★★★☆

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (play review) ★★★★☆

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is running at the THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET from 30/06 - 17/09, starring PIXIE LOTT as HOLLY GOLIGHTLY Truman Capote's novel Breakfast at Tiffany's is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Richard Greenberg. "This tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City,… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (play review) ★★★★☆