Review: Thomas, Network Theatre, Vault Festival

The Vault Festival is always an experience – London’s biggest arts and entertainment festival enables fans of theatre, comedy, music and cabaret to discover new shows and acts while exploring the tunnels beneath Waterloo Station. This year’s festival is off to a strong start thanks to Snapper Theatre’s current production, Thomas, playing at the Network... Continue Reading →

Review: Anomaly, Old Red Lion Theatre

Over the past year there’s been a big focus on the #MeToo movement following allegations against powerful men in Hollywood including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Now WildChild Productions’ latest play Anomaly offers a fresh perspective by telling the story of the perpetrator’s family – the women who are left behind to pick up the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Dame, Park Theatre

There ain’t nothing like a dame, and that’s certainly true of Ronald Roy Humphrey, pantomime dame and all-round entertainer. His costume is his armour, his make-up his war paint and each night he goes into battle. This is the only life he’s ever known. But as he returns to his northern roots for another pantomime... Continue Reading →

The month ahead: January

After a crazy end to 2018, my new year gets off to a relatively relaxing start in comparison while my body and my bank balance recover, but I still have quite a few exciting things planned. Here are a few of the shows I’m looking forward to this month and books I will be reading... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Goals

It’s the start of a brand new year, a time when many people make resolutions for the months ahead: lose weight, get fit, write that novel, go travelling etc., etc. But this year I’ve decided to forget about the traditional resolutions (mainly because all thoughts of a diet flew out of the window the moment... Continue Reading →

Top Theatre Picks of 2019

Last year was a bumper year for London theatre, with the likes of The Inheritance and The Jungle winning rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Thankfully a new year means there's a whole host of new plays and musicals for us all to enjoy to get us through 2019. Here are a few shows... Continue Reading →

Review: Nutcracker, Coliseum, London

One of the best-loved ballets, Nutcracker returns to London’s Coliseum and is a real festive treat from start to finish. Wayne Eagling’s lavish production for the English National Ballet, which premiered in 2010, is set on Christmas Eve. A young Clara is enjoying her parents’ Christmas party, where she is gifted a Nutcracker doll by... Continue Reading →

Top 10 London Theatre of 2018

2018 has been a bumper year for London theatre, with a number of productions taking the capital by storm. Though unfortunately I didn’t get round to seeing everything I wanted to (I still regret not catching the Young Vic’s Twelfth Night and Misty at the Trafalgar Studios) and my experience of regional theatre was limited... Continue Reading →

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