Bury Fair (theatre review) ★★★★★

BURY FAIR by THOMAS SHADWELL ran for two shows at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, in late April, with a cast and creative team from LAMDA. Bury Fair is one of 18 plays written by the 17th century English dramatist and poet laureate, Thomas Shadwell. Educated as a boy in Bury St Edmunds, this witty… Continue reading Bury Fair (theatre review) ★★★★★

Saint Joan (theatre review) – 3.5 stars

SAINT JOAN by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ran at the DONMAR WAREHOUSE from late 2016 to early 2017. Josie Rourke's new production of George Bernard-Shaw's play Saint Joan is innovative, humourous and intense. The show begins as the audience are filing into the theatre, as Gemma Arterton stands in the middle of the stage, bathed in… Continue reading Saint Joan (theatre review) – 3.5 stars

Pink Mist (theatre review) ★★★★★

PINK MIST by OWEN SHEERS is touring the UK following sell-out runs in Bristol and London in 2016 Pink Mist follows the lives of three young men from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan, exploring the physical and psychological damage that it does to them and the effect that it subsequently has on their families.… Continue reading Pink Mist (theatre 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) ★★★★★