No Man's Land

Rating [rating=1] Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes   The Blue Elephant Theatre is a small, hidden gem in Southwark and I don’t think many people know it exists. Certainly I’d never heard of it, so I was curious to see what was on offer as I’ve always been fascinated by interpretative theatre. No Man’s Land was […]

Mies Julie

Rating [rating=4] Reviewed by Tony Peters Yael Farber’s take on Miss Julie, the 19th-century Strindberg play about love and class, arrives at the Riverside Studios, carrying before it rave reviews from last year’s Edinburgh Festival. There have been numerous adaptations of the work over the years, but I doubt any of them have packed quite […]

The Woman In Black

Rating [rating=4] Reviewed by Roz Carter There is nothing more satisfying than taking a theatre disparager to see The Woman in Black. Back when I was a young whippersnapper I took my then boyfriend, who claimed that ‘there’s no way theatre can be scary’ (he’d obviously never seen the queue for the ladies at the […]

Potted Potter

Wilmas Rating [rating=3]   I’ve been pondering this review for a few days now and the trouble is there is nothing wrong with Potted Potted but there isn’t really much right either. Two, fully grown men, messing around on stage, trying (rather unsuccessfully) to tell the story of all seven Harry Potter books in just […]


Rating [rating=4] Reviewed by Frances Revel It’s been a good year so far for Victor Hugo. The film adaptation of the musical version of his epic tale Les Miserables not only stormed the box office but also swept the floor at the awards ceremonies, delighting critics and cinemagoers alike. And now? The world premiere of […]

Darling of the Day

Rating [rating=4] Reviewed by Tony Peters. Despite the pedigree of the writers (Gypsy, The Wizard of Oz, How to Marry a Millionaire) and what was to be a Tony-winning performance by Patricia Routledge, this musical survived for just 31 performances after its Broadway opening in 1968. However, if this exuberant production (its UK premiere) from […]


Rating [rating=3] Reviewed by Jamie chapman Dixon.   When I found out I was going to review a show called Threesome I was a bit unsure what to expect. There is some partial nudity and some strong language but apart from that it was quite tame. A lot of the action went on in the […]

The Winslow Boy

Rating [rating=4] Reviewed by Jamie Chapman Dixon   Directed by the charming Lindsay Posner and based on the true story of George Archer-Shee and his family’s fight for justice in 1908, The Winslow Boy gives everyone something to think about. Written by Terence Rattigan in 1944/45 and given its award-winning West End and Broadway Debuts […]

The Play That Goes Wrong

Rating [rating=5] Reviewed by Tony Peters     When it comes to the play-within-a-play scenario played out by incompetent actors, comparisons will inevitably be drawn with Michael Frayn’s masterpiece Noises Off, which pretty much took the idea as far as it could go. You might think. But as good as Frayn’s play is, I’m going […]

Jurassic Bark

Wilmas Rating [rating=5]   It’s not very often you get the chance to see a magic performing Chihuahua being fired out of a cannon and so when I heard Piff the Magic Dragon was bringing Mr Piffles to the Soho Theatre I lept at the chance to go along and see the show. Piff (also […]

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