Review: Sex Education, Netflix

There’s been a lot of buzz around Netflix lately with the release of hit thriller Bird Box and the latest interactive episode of Black Mirror, Bandersnatch. That buzz is set to continue later this week with the streaming service’s latest show, Sex Education, a teenage comedy with a difference. Created by Laurie Nunn, this British... Continue Reading →

Review: Mrs Dalloway, Arcola Theatre

Adapting Mrs Dalloway for the stage is no easy feat, given that this classic novel, arguably Virginia Woolf’s most famous undertaking is renowned for using a stream of consciousness technique to get right to the heart of the characters’ thoughts and emotions. Thankfully this latest adaptation by Hal Coase, performed at the Arcola Theatre, meets... Continue Reading →

Review: Spiders, Tristan Bates Theatre

The title might suggest otherwise, but thankfully Spiders isn’t a stage version of 1980s film Arachnophobia. Although the play, performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe, does refer to the eight-legged creepy crawlies, it’s a story about existing in a world where you don’t necessarily feel like you belong, friendship... Continue Reading →

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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