REVIEW: THE BAD SEED (Jack Studio Theatre) ★★★★

The Bad Seed is an excellent 1954 melodrama, about the circumstances surrounding the death of an innocent young schoolboy in an American, Mid Western town . First performed on the 8th December 1954, on Broadway, it opened in the same year that the original novel was published. The award winning play was adapted by Maxwell […]

REVIEW: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (Jack Studio Theatre) ★★★★★

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s infamous tale has been adapted into a straight 90-minute play by Arrow and Traps Theatre, skilfully transferring the novelist’s darkness from the page to the stage and leaving us satisfyingly chilled to the bone. Set in St. Petersburg, Russia, a young, impoverished ex-student by the name of Raskolnikov finds himself contemplating the justification […]

REVIEW: ANNA KARENINA (Brockley Jack Theatre)

Tolstoy is one of those authors that everyone has heard of. Many have tried to read his works. And a few have succeeded. I’ll admit that even I struggled with War and Peace but Anna Karenina is a wonderful story. She is a woman scorned, adored and betrayed. Her fragility is as dangerous as her […]

The Elephant Man – Brockley Jack Theatre

The 1980 film of The Elephant Man starred Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt and became a huge success with eight Oscar nominations after its release. Ahead of this summers Broadway transfer of the show starring Bradley Cooper, a small, intimate production has been brought to South London’s Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. And they have done […]

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