Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre

Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre

Snowflake, a play by Mike Barlett, follows a relationship between a father and his daughter. The production tells the story of underlying strains between a father and his daughter, caused by the political divide around Britain and Brexit. The play was both riveting and heartfelt.  Clare Lizzimore, director of Snowflake...

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Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

After switching on the Christmas lights in front of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in mid-November, Tamika Ramsey brought the energy back inside, starring as the brilliant and dazzling titular character in the company’s annual pantomime: Cinderella. The brilliance of a good pantomime is the production’s ability to crack up both...

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A History of Water in the Middle East

A History of Water in the Middle East

Kareem Samara sits alone at the front of the Royal Court Theatre’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, quietly playing several instruments and filling the room with a calming energy. Beside him, a screen projection displays a map and the show’s title: A History of Water in the Middle East. While the Middle East region...

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The Light in the Piazza at the Southbank Centre

The Light in the Piazza at the Southbank Centre

The Light in the Piazza is not the most popular or well known musical; however that does nothing to blunt the poignancy and tenderness of it’s narrative. The South Bank Centres production was all around spectacular and an amazing way to spend two and a half hours. The orchestrations combined...

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Trial by Laughter at the Richmond Theater

Trial by Laughter at the Richmond Theater

  The problem with this play, and it is a problem, is that it doesn’t know what it is. Is it a comedy, a courtroom drama, a piece of polemic journalism, or a political satire? Laughter may have driven the original rhetoric and William Hone’s own defence two hundred years...

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Jeannie; now showing at The Finborough Theatre, London

Jeannie; now showing at The Finborough Theatre, London

Not seen for many years, Finborough theatre have gifted the production “Jeannie” to us this festive season. Charming, light and romantic, Scottish playwright Nicolette Kay’s work is guaranteed to make you laugh. Finborough theatre’s stage is small, providing an intimate environment needed to unearth this 1930s version of the Cinderella...

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Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York

Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Rd,  London SW10 9ED Until Saturday 27 October Tickets: https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2018/a-funny-thing-happened.php   Frankly it would be amiss of me to start a review of this play without addressing its interminable title. Perhaps there is something our American friends find hilarious about it that got lost somewhere on...

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Review: Sh!tfaced Shakespeare – “Romeo I’m well chuffed you’re in my garden”

Review: Sh!tfaced Shakespeare – “Romeo I’m well chuffed you’re in my garden”

Sh!tfaced Shakespeare is exactly what it says on the packet: There are five actors, all classically trained, and one is absolutely trolleyed. Since the show was launched 2010, they boast having entertained over 200,000 theatre goers in the UK, US and Australia, and having drunk over 20,000 units! The Compere...

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Royal Albert Hall – Dementia Friendly Screenings

Royal Albert Hall – Dementia Friendly Screenings

On the 17thJuly the Royal Albert Hall will be hosting a dementia friendly screening of Calamity Jane, starting at 1pm and costing only £5 per ticket which includes tea and biscuits. The screening has been arranged specifically for those with dementia or alzheimers disease, their companions and support staff, and...

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Review: Finishing the Picture

Arthur Miller’s Finishing the Picture, the final play before his death, is a brutal self-examination into the playwright’s marriage to one of the world’s most iconic figures, Marilyn Monroe. The play centres on persuading Kitty, Monroe in all-but-name, to finish the film’s production that is five weeks overdue. We never...

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