Review: Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

While many of us no doubt recall the terrible events of 9/11, the chances are we’ve never heard of the remote Newfoundland town of Gander, which played a crucial role in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. That’s set to change with the arrival of musical Come From Away, now playing at London's Phoenix Theatre.... Continue Reading →

Review: bottled. Vault Festival

Katy is a fifteen-year-old girl with her whole life ahead of her. She’s doing well at school (even if she can’t quite see the point of it), she has plenty of friends and she’s dating a boy she believes to be the love of her life. But then her mum’s boyfriend Brian moves in, they... Continue Reading →

Review: Dracula, The London Library

Though it may seem like an unlikely venue for a theatrical performance, the London Library is actually the perfect setting for Creation Theatre’s latest production, Dracula. It was recently revealed that Bram Stoker used the library when writing his most famous work, following the exciting discovery of original copies of 26 books that Stoker for... Continue Reading →

Interview with Sacha Voit

Playwright Sacha Voit's latest creation Boots, which she wrote with Jessica Butcher, opens later this month at the Bunker Theatre. I recently caught up with her about her upcoming production. Can you tell me what Boots is about? Boots is about two women meeting in 'Boots' and finding that more unites them than divides them. They are divided... Continue Reading →

The month ahead: February

January may have been the longest month ever but finally February is here, and with it comes a whole host of new shows to see. Here are a few of the theatre productions, events and books I’ll be blogging about this month. Theatre Fasten your seatbelts...! One of the hottest tickets of the year, the... Continue Reading →

Review: Sweat, Donmar Warehouse

Set in the pre-Trump days (remember those?), Sweat tells the story of a forgotten town in the US and the decline of the so-called American Dream. Writer Lynn Nottage spent just over two years speaking with the real-life residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, one of the poorest towns in America, and used the knowledge gathered to... Continue Reading →

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