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 →

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 →

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