REVIEW: SHIRLEY VALENTINE (Richmond Theatre) ★★★★

Shirley Valentine sails in to the Richmond Theatre this week starring Jodie Prenger Those of us above a certain age ( will have a soft spot for the feature film version of Willy Russell‘s ‘Shirley Valentine‘: a warm, comforting hug of a film. I was fascinated to see how the original play would compare and […]

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 […]

Understudies James Darch and Helen Woolf give WICKED performances

2017 is the year that I plan to do my best to bring understudies to the forefront of theatre. If I can get to see a show when an understudy is performing, then I intend to write about it because it can be a thankless task, for a performer to take on a leading role […]


Having been to some of the Royal China Group‘s restaurants in the past, I was excited to check out Thai Silk in Southwark which is just a stones throw from the beautiful new Union Theatre. It prides itself on offering the finest, authentic Thai cuisine and impeccable customer service and I went along to see […]


Spanish Tapas restaurant El Pirata has been serving Mayfair customers for over 22 years with authentic Spanish food. Tucked away on Down Street, in the middle of Mayfair, El Pirata offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that feels more Madrid than Mayfair and the prices are very reasonable too. The menu offers more than 60 […]

REVIEW: PANDORA (Pleasance Theatre) ★★★★

Two characters, each with their own story. Stories that connect in an unexpected way A lone handsome black woman (played by the excellent Packsie Vernon) stands alone, dreamily playing the electric guitar and singing a beautiful, meandering song. She claims to be Hera, the wife of the God Zeus, who has come down to earth […]


Genius. That is The Comedy About a Bank Robbery in one word. It is slick, intelligent and unimaginably funny. I worried that The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre would be a copy cat sequel of The Play That Goes Wrong (also written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayers and Henry Sheilds), but while […]

REVIEW: Five Little Monkeys (Little Angel Studio) ★★★★

Baby Panda Theatre bring Five Little Monkeys to life at the Little Angel Theatre The popular counting song, Five Little Monkeys, is brought to life by Baby Panda Theatre at Little Angel Studio. The team that created Dogs Don’t Do Ballet for Little Angel Theatre present their latest production, a show full of puppets, songs […]

REVIEW: THE BACON KILLER (Theatre Utopia) ★★★

Set in a New York Police Department precinct house in the 1980’s, two intrepid murder squad police officers, Dick Whittington and Kimberly, are on the hunt for a dangerous cop killer. The play is full of eighties US cop show bon ami and buddy buddy movie banter. It is a fast paced Starsky and Hutch for […]

REVIEW: CONSTELLATIONS (Bread and Roses Theatre) ★★

Constellations is a phenomenal play and having missed it in the West End, I have been desperate to see a staged production for a while. However, there is perhaps a reason as to why it is performed so infrequently, as it needs to be cast perfectly or it may perhaps be set up to fail. […]

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