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06th May 2015

NOISES OFF! – Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

Noises Off!, Michael Frayn’s farce within a farce is a paean to a romantic stereotype of British Theatre.  In three acts it follows an itinerant troupe of actors as they...

28th Apr 2015

THE HISTORY BOYS – Bromley Churchill Theatre, London.

In 2013, Alan Bennett’s The History Boys was voted The Nation’s Favourite Play. It’s certainly one of mine. After a successful run at the National Theatre, a stint on Broadway,...

21st Apr 2015

HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES – Soho Theatre, London.

Anyone expecting to see the stereotypical razzle dazzle costumes, extravagant set and ludicrous miming to poptastic tunes may get a shock when they see Panti: High Heels in Low Places....

20th Apr 2015

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD – Jermyn Street Theatre, London.

Education, education, education – or results, results, results? It’s exam season in a fee-paying London secondary school: due to a timetable clash, a group of 11 students are being held...

09th Apr 2015

SO IT GOES – Shoreditch Town Hall, London.

When it was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, So It Goes received high praise from critics. It is easy to see why. Creators Hannah Moss and David Ralfe,...

30th Mar 2015

OUR AMERICAN COUSIN – Finborough Theatre, London.

In terms of finding a place in history books or as an answer to a Trivial Pursuit question, being the play that Abraham Lincoln was watching when he was shot...

18th Mar 2015

HIRAETH – Soho Theatre, London.

Hiraeth (Welsh for ‘longing’) is a one-hour (and a bit) show that tells the story of Buddug James Jones leaving rural Wales as a young woman. It is played by Buddug...

16th Mar 2015

RADIANT VERMIN – Soho Theatre, London.

Ollie and Jill are living on a rough housing estate and expecting their first child together. When a mysterious letter arrives making them an offer they cannot possibly refuse, they...

05th Mar 2015

MILKED – Soho Theatre, London.

Pentabus Rural Theatre Company captures the charm and frustration of living in the countryside in the witty and delightful Milked. In Herefordshire, being young and too far away from everything...

05th Mar 2015

LARDO – Old Red Lion Theatre, London.

Mike Stone’s Lardo, truly is two hours of “Tartan Wrestling Madness”, and barmy, brilliant theatre. The audience are instantly wrestling converts, sat around the professional ring that has been built...

26th Feb 2015

JOY – Etcetera Theatre, London.

Velvet Trumpet Theatre Company have collected three humorous yet despairing monologues about the ennui of modern living, under the collective title Joy, and present it to audiences in the no-frills...

07th Feb 2015


Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, lecturer and author Dr. Lisa Peschel and the University of York presented a series of theatrical works that had been written in the...