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) ★★★★★

The Who’s Tommy (musical review) – ★★★☆☆

The Who's TOMMY, a New Wolsey Theatre production in collaboration with Ramps On The Moon, is touring the UK In this production of The Who's iconic rock musical, which originally bloomed from the story which ran through the tracks of their 1969 album Tommy, new life and meaning are breathed into this much-loved work. This production is… Continue reading The Who’s Tommy (musical 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) ★★★★★

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) ★★★★☆

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) ★★★☆☆