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14th Feb 2016
Dress-Rehearsal

DRESS REHEARSAL – OSO Arts Centre, London.

The idea behind Dress Rehearsal is simply to give some aspiring opera singers the opportunity to sing some of the big songs from the repertoire, tieing those performances together with some...

13th Feb 2016
Roadshow

ROAD SHOW – Union Theatre, London.

Road Show is a fine addition to Stephen Sondheim’s musical repertoire even though it is not one of his strongest works, and this production at the Union Theatre directed by...

08th Feb 2016
Stay-Awake-Jake

STAY AWAKE, JAKE – Vaults Festival, London.

Having won the coveted S&S Award last year, there is a lot of buzz around the new musical Stay Awake, Jake that opened at the Vaults Festival earlier this week....

07th Feb 2016
Light

LIGHT – Battersea Arts Centre, London.

Technology may have enhanced our lives no end, but as the old adage goes, “you cannot put the genie back in the bottle”. Set somewhere near the end of the...

04th Feb 2016
in-out

IN/OUT (A FEELING) – THE HOPE THEATRE, LONDON.

The considerable news coverage over recent years aimed at increasing awareness of the human sex trafficking issue – the very thing that should be a clarion call for action and...

28th Jan 2016
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JEEPERS CREEPERS – Leicester Square Theatre, London.

There’s a lot to be said for creating comic sketches and dramas with, and for, one’s friends. If those friends happen to be part of a true golden generation and...

24th Jan 2016
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY – Trafalgar Studio 2

Clumsy brush strokes render this piece a recognisable, reasonably enjoyable, but inelegant portrait of Wilde’s only novel. Written and released in a period of censorship and real danger for anything...

23rd Jan 2016
Lord of the Flies

LORD OF THE FLIES – RICHMOND THEATRE, LONDON

William Golding’s incisive study of mankind’s nature still has the power to send tremors, chills and also begrudging recognition down the spine over 60 years after it was released. Adapted...

18th Jan 2016
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BIG BROTHER BLITZKRIEG – King’s Head Theatre, London.

Big Brother Blitzkrieg kicks off with a dejected Hitler (Stephen Chance) consulting a university rejection letter. Despondent and devastated, he attempts suicide. He fails. When he awakes from a state...

18th Jan 2016
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THE LONG ROAD SOUTH – King’s Head Theatre, London.

A clammy, balmy atmosphere permeates the stage space in Civil Rights drama The Long Road South. Set across a hot afternoon and evening in Indianapolis in 1965, Paul Minx’s script traces...

12th Jan 2016
stonybroke

STONY BROKE IN NO MAN’S LAND – Finborough Theatre, London

Part of the Finborough’s impressive TheGreatWar100 series, charting WWI through Theatre and performance, Stony Broke in No Man’s Land returns to the venue which hosted its world premier in May...

12th Jan 2016
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TIPPING POINT – Platform Theatre, London.

Tipping Point is a show by Ockham’s Razor. If you know the company, then you may have an inkling of what to expect, even without the knowledge that this is...