Review: Spiral, Park Theatre

Five years ago writer and actress Abigail Hood spotted a message printed in a free London newspaper: “Dear Steven, we love you, we miss you. We hope you found what you were looking for.” From that one brief message comes Spiral, a harrowing play exploring the effects of those left behind when a family member... Continue Reading →

Review: Goodnight Mister Tom, Southwark Playhouse

Following the much-loved children’s book by Michelle Magorian and the film starring late actor John Thaw, David Wood’s adaptation of Goodnight Mister Tom at the Southwark Playhouse has a lot to live up to. Thankfully this youth production, featuring students from the British Theatre Academy, manages to exceed expectations, equally delighting and tugging at the... Continue Reading →

Review: Cockamamy, Hope Theatre

Inspired by writer-performer Louise Coulthard’s own experiences with her grandmother, Cockamamy offers a heartfelt, personal and relatable insight into dementia. Alice (Mary Rutherford) and Rosie (Coulthard), grandmother and granddaughter, are a team; bonded by blood, family and loss following the death of Rosie’s mother and grandfather. They live together, enjoy watching Countdown together and both... Continue Reading →

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