Grand Guignol – Southwark Playhouse

Having originated in Paris in the early twentieth century, the Grand Guignol specialised in terrifying audiences with tales of mad scientists, deranged killers and violent deaths, and this Halloween the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s production has dragged it’s blood soaked set to the Southwark Playhouse. Following the actors, playwright and friendly psychiatrist who created this unique […]

Sunny Afternoon – Harold Pinter Theatre

Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the 1960’s pop group The Kinks and their rise to fame and quest to tackle America. The Kinks are one of those bands that you remember and know a few of their songs but only when you watch Sunny Afternoon do you realise just how many hits they had! […]

Memphis – Shaftesbury Theatre

Hitting London’s West End this month has been Memphis. The 2010 Broadway smash hit musical (and winner of 4 Tony Awards) written by Joe DiPietro and with music by David Bryan (Bonjovi). Since the very first preview people have been telling me how incredible the show is and so I went along to press night, […]

Spine – Soho Theatre

Clara Brennan’s Spine is playing at Soho Theatre from 21st October – 2nd November following it’s success sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Spine is a touching, delicately multi-layered monologue starring Rosie Wyatt. We meet Amy, a young, disillusioned, fiery teenager who has had a troublesome past and hit hard times and definitely has […]

The Curing Room – The Pleasance Theatre

There is no question about it; The Curing Room is powerful theatre. Powerful, harrowing and more horrifying than any fake dungeon, The Curing Room takes the theme of human survival and pushes it to the very limits. Set in 1944, the play follows seven Soviet soldiers who have been captured by Nazis, stripped and locked […]

Ghosts – Digital Theatre

In Ghosts, a mother must face the truth about her husband’s past and come to terms with her son’s future… Richard Eyre’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts was extremely well-received, selling out at the Almeida, transferring to Trafalgar Studios and winning three Oliviers. Digital Theatre recently brought the filmed version of the show to cinemas, […]

Neville’s Island – Duke of York’s Theatre

The Chichester Festival Theatre continues its phenomenal run of West End transfers with this comedy by Tim Firth that takes a funny and sometimes uncomfortable look at the way we behave when we’re taken out of our natural environment and faced with a crisis. Adrian Edmondson, Miles Jupp, Neil Morrissey and Robert Webb play a […]

The Rivals – Arcola Theatre

  Deception, decorum and duelling, The Rivals is by no means a ‘normal’ 18th century play. Director Selina Cadell has unusually chosen to break the fourth wall – something unheard of in the 1700s. A bold decision perhaps, but this actually increases the play’s humour and adds a more farcical level to the piece. With […]

Lotty’s War – Richmond Theatre

Imagine if everything you loved was suddenly taken away from you. Your family, your home, even your freedom. What lengths would you go to protect yourself and the people you cared about? It’s 1940 and the Nazis have taken over the Channel Islands. Food is rationed, curfews are set and the residents are forced to […]

The Scottsboro Boys

It is fitting that Kander and Ebbs most popular musical Chicago, ended its fifteen year run in the West End two years ago at the same theatre where tonight their final show as a writing pair has just opened. Fred Ebb died in 2004 whilst the pair were writing the Scottsboro Boys. Four years later, […]

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