REVIEW: Richard III (Almeida Theatre) ★★★★★

It is no secret that Richard III was not a nice person. He had a certain superficial charm but his penchant for murdering relatives and friends made him difficult to love. He became King after murdering many friends and relatives who got in his way, and then went to war to unsuccessfully retain his throne […]

REVIEW: BOY (Almeida Theatre)

As I was watching Leo Butler’s new play BOY, I couldn’t help remembering Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and Marlene’s cruel observation that Angie was not going to make it. I wonder what Marlene would have to say about Liam, a 17-year-old boy from South London who is barely articulate and seems entirely clueless as to […]

BLOG: Is Fringe Theatre Really Any Good?

What do these hugely popular shows that are either playing in London right now, or have played there over the past few years, all have in common? Show Stoppers: The Improvised Musical, Nell Gwynn, Funny Girl, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Mrs Henderson Presents, Sunny Afternoon, Matilda, Singing’ In The Rain and Urinetown. Hangmen, Constellations, The Nether, […]

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