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14th Aug 2016

ALLEGRO – Southwark Playhouse, London.

With two genre defining musical works already under their collective belt, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II set out to write a third. This one, Allegro, would be another innovation, in...

04th Aug 2016
Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND – St. Paul’s Covent Garden, London.

Yo-ho-ho with the best of them at Iris Theatre’s second summer production, a boisterous version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The usual talent and off the cuff humour that...

04th Jul 2016
Much Ado About Nothing

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – St. Paul’s Covent Garden

Back to the rose garden, surely one of the nicest spots in central London for an outdoor performance, for the start of Iris Theatre’s latest season. Audiences this year will...

05th May 2016

RICHARD II – Arcola Theatre

One of the key messages on the commentators’ lips during the recent celebrations of Shakespeare’s death was just how applicable his work is to the modern age. It may be...

30th Apr 2016

H.M.S. PINAFORE – Hackney Empire, London.

Following in a fine tradition of all-male casts, Sasha Regan’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore is just at the beginning of another UK tour. After the last tour’s reception, it’s not really...

12th Apr 2016

FOREVER PLAID – St. James Theatre Studio, London.

It’s impossible to tell, of course, if 1950s and 1960s America was ever actually like this. But for an hour and 40 minutes we can make believe that the time...

31st Mar 2016

HENRY V – Middle Temple Hall, London.

Press night for this tour of Antic Disposition’s powerful version of Henry V came to the majestic interior of Middle Temple Hall a mere 151,258 days after the first recorded...

28th Jan 2016

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


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...

12th Jan 2016

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...

20th Nov 2015

ME AND MR C – Ovalhouse, London.

A massive amount of the criticism (unfair, btw) levelled at Michael McIntyre is that his comedy is too simple. He follows the Jerry Seinfeld “what is the deal with X”...

06th Nov 2015

THE STATIONMASTER – Tristan Bates Theatre, London.

There’s a lot to love here in The Stationmaster, and coming in as the headline musical in Aria Entertainment’s From Page to Stage new musicals series at the Tristan Bates, it’s...