Review – 4**** The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore – Charing Cross Theatre

A previously hidden gem from one of America’s greatest playwrights crackles with tension and atmosphere. Amongst the pantheon of great American playwrights Tennessee Williams mingles with the very best. So it’s difficult to imagine the creator of a ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ having anything resembling a flop. But that’sContinue reading Review – 4**** The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore – Charing Cross Theatre

Review – 3*** Ghosts on a Wire – Union Theatre

A tale of people meeting the modern world with ghostly spirits providing the inspiration in an inventive new piece of theatre. Electricity is something we used to take for granted; in this current climate it feels something of a precious commodity; even a luxury as economic realities bite into increasingly finite resources. But few wouldContinue reading Review – 3*** Ghosts on a Wire – Union Theatre

Review – 3*** Help! We Are Still Alive – Seven Dials Playhouse

One man, one woman and a reptile called Brian Eno in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Survival of the fittest pulling Darwinian principles in a new direction! Such is the pace of change, I thought the Seven Dials Playhouse was a new theatre that escaped my beady eye. But it is actually the new moniker for theContinue reading Review – 3*** Help! We Are Still Alive – Seven Dials Playhouse

Review – 4****Tasting Notes: Southwark Playhouse

Think of the sitcom ‘Cheers’ set to music; and then imagine we could see inside the minds of weird and wonderful characters that inhabit a wine bar called ‘LJ’s’. The result is this new musical bursting with potential. There is a world of difference between what we think and say. Our deepest thoughts will stayContinue reading “Review – 4****Tasting Notes: Southwark Playhouse”

Review – 4****The Lion: Southwark Playhouse

A Man with five guitars and a microphone weaves a touching story of overriding optimism with a mixture of songs and dialogue. It’s a brave person who stands up in front of a live audience and delivers a performance that is convincing, engaging and above all entertaining. Imagine the degree of difficulty when that personContinue reading “Review – 4****The Lion: Southwark Playhouse”

Review – 4**** To Have and to Hold: The Hope Theatre

A love story for all seasons told with simple charm, and a tribute to the qualities that make us fundamentally decent human beings. Mid-February is marked on every calendar as the most romantic day of the year.  When cupid’s arrow looks for an unwitting target and a match made in heaven becomes a reality. WellContinue reading “Review – 4**** To Have and to Hold: The Hope Theatre”

Review – 4**** West End Musical Celebration: Live at the Palace Theatre

Some of our brightest young performers shine in this well produced greatest hits package. The West End is alive and well! This time last year the first lockdown was in full swing and a great night out seemed a distant dream. But just like the Covid jab this show is a shot in the armContinue reading “Review – 4**** West End Musical Celebration: Live at the Palace Theatre”

3*** Public Domain – The Vaudeville Theatre @VaudevilleTh @publicdomainwe

Public Domain – The Vaudeville Theatre Tweetingit: 3* The toxic reality of social media laid bare in this innovative new piece from two highly talented performers. Our reliance on social media during the pandemic was undeniably complete. It provided a vital lifeline and maintained a semblance of human industry allowing many to work from home.Continue reading “3*** Public Domain – The Vaudeville Theatre @VaudevilleTh @publicdomainwe”

Review: 4**** Westside Stories – The Making of a Classic via BBC I-Player @BrunoTonioli #CultureDuringQuarantine #staycreative

Tweetingit: 4* A revealing documentary tracing the anatomy of a musical that broke all the rules and took the genre into new territory. Among the many delights on BBC I-Player is this excellent documentary presented by Bruno Tonioli and Suzy Klein. Made in 2010, it provides a fascinating insight of a classic that almost neverContinue reading “Review: 4**** Westside Stories – The Making of a Classic via BBC I-Player @BrunoTonioli #CultureDuringQuarantine #staycreative”

Review: 5***** Two Gentleman of Verona – HALF TIME REVIEW #theshowmustgoonline @robmyles

We are in a weird times. You will hear people say it again and again. But during this time, we get to experience new things, in new ways. And I feel honoured and lucky to have experienced TheShowMustGoOnline performing their first show. Every week, Rob Myles and a group of talented actors will perform aContinue reading “Review: 5***** Two Gentleman of Verona – HALF TIME REVIEW #theshowmustgoonline @robmyles”