Review: 3*** Billy the Kid – The Unicorn Theatre Via @digitaltheatre @UnicornTheatre

Tweetingit: 3* Two generations collide and ultimately bond through a shared love of football. A neat two hander draws out a moving story of the beautiful game and its effect on our lives. Two people on opposite sides of life can learn much from each other if they only take the time to listen. BillyContinue reading “Review: 3*** Billy the Kid – The Unicorn Theatre Via @digitaltheatre @UnicornTheatre”

Review: 4**** The Dad’s Army Radio Show @DadsArmyRadio

Tweetingit: 4* Classic comedy given fresh impetus with two brilliant actors voicing an entire cast of characters. A real treat! Shadowed by the gothic splendour of St. Pancras station sits the British Library. And buried deep inside its Knowledge Centre is a well-appointed theatre which played host to a wonderful production of the Dad’s ArmyContinue reading “Review: 4**** The Dad’s Army Radio Show @DadsArmyRadio”

Review: 3*** Lipstick – Southwark Playhouse @swkplay

Tweetingit: 3* Two girls play schoolboys with a different perception of what it’s like to feel different. An intelligent, well observed play raised by some outstanding acting. In a world where sexual identity is nothing more than a routine conversation piece, Lipstick is hardly breaking new territory. It does however provide a showcase for twoContinue reading “Review: 3*** Lipstick – Southwark Playhouse @swkplay”

Review 3*** Falling in Love Again – King’s Head Theatre

Tweetingit: 3* An enjoyable if lightweight tale of the King of England and Queen of Hollywood. Some things never change! With exquisite timing the premiere of Falling in Love Again lands at the King’s Head Theatre. Slap bang in the middle of this week’s crisis in the Royal Family one wonders if mystical powers areContinue reading “Review 3*** Falling in Love Again – King’s Head Theatre”

Review 4**** A Taste of Honey – Trafalgar Studios @NationalTheatre @TrafStudios

A gritty northern drama from the very top draw. A taste of honey just got that much sweeter. Once upon a time, theatre director Joan Littlewood took a pinch of inspiration and mixed it with a cupful of talent to create the Theatre Workshop. Based at Theatre Royal Stratford East the workshop gave many youngContinue reading “Review 4**** A Taste of Honey – Trafalgar Studios @NationalTheatre @TrafStudios”

Review 5***** Amelie the Musical The Other Palace @TheOtherPalace @AmelieMusicalUK

Witty, winsome and whimsical. Amélie The Musical is based on the 2001 film, where one little girl with a big imagination carries out remarkable acts of kindness to bring happiness to those around her. Until one day, Amélie meets arty Nino, her heart begins to pound and everything changes…  Audrey Brisson is phenomenal as quirkyContinue reading “Review 5***** Amelie the Musical The Other Palace @TheOtherPalace @AmelieMusicalUK”

Review: 5***** Mother Goose The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury @marlowetheatre @MarcPickering @ #HomeIsWhereThePantoIs #canterbury #pantomime #mothergoose #pantoseason @ben_roddy @lloydhollett @DrRanj

I have a number of traditions at Christmas which make the season special. These include putting a green man bought at Canterbury Cathedral on the top of the Christmas tree while listening to Michael Buble, watching Muppet Christmas Carol, and cooking enough red onion chutney to feed an army. Another essential is pantomime, but notContinue reading “Review: 5***** Mother Goose The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury @marlowetheatre @MarcPickering @ #HomeIsWhereThePantoIs #canterbury #pantomime #mothergoose #pantoseason @ben_roddy @lloydhollett @DrRanj”

Review: 3*** An Act of God – The Vaults @thevaultsuk @ActOfGodLondon @leakstarches

Tweetingit: 3* Think the Ten Commandments could use a re-boot? Comedian Zoe Lyons imagines God in stand-up mode; predictable but occasionally very funny. An Act of God presents something of a moral conundrum, re-treading themes that have kept satirists busy for generations. It belongs to the same family of writing that produced the Life ofContinue reading “Review: 3*** An Act of God – The Vaults @thevaultsuk @ActOfGodLondon @leakstarches”

Review: 3*** Reputation The Musical – The Other Palace @TheOtherPalace @ReputationLdn

A fresh out of the box musical drawing inspiration from the golden age of Hollywood. Pleasant songs compensate for a lightweight script. The cosy studio of the Other Palace is now home to the newest off West End musical. Reputation throws the audience back to 1935 with the Hollywood studio system in full effect. OurContinue reading “Review: 3*** Reputation The Musical – The Other Palace @TheOtherPalace @ReputationLdn”

Review: 5***** Death of a Salesman – Piccadilly Theatre @SalesmanWestEnd @WendellPierce @TeamPiccadilly

A heavyweight cast join forces with a heavyweight writer to create a tour de force in theatre; an intoxicating mix of style and attitude. Not to be missed. The cult of celebrity does sometimes work in mysterious ways; my earliest recollection of Arthur Miller was not as a great 20th Century playwright. But more asContinue reading “Review: 5***** Death of a Salesman – Piccadilly Theatre @SalesmanWestEnd @WendellPierce @TeamPiccadilly”