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 WOMAN IN BLACK (Richmond Theatre) ★★★

The Woman in Black is a quintessential gothic horror featuring all the usual tropes of the genre – a bleak rural location, a haunted house, engulfing mist, a funeral, a graveyard, a mysterious family tragedy, an empty, self perpetuating rocking chair and the obligatory haunting chimes of an old music box, set into motion by […]

REVIEW: JANE EYRE (Richmond Theatre)

Taking a classic story and turning it into a piece of theatre is difficult at the best of times. Turning it into a ballet however, is even more challenging. This April marked Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday and Northern Ballet’s version of Jane Eyre is as fine a tribute as any. For anyone who does not […]

REVIEW: THE FATHER (Richmond Theatre)

“If you’re hoping to live to be 85 or older, your chance of getting Alzheimer’s will be almost one in two. In other words, odds are you’ll spend your golden years either suffering from Alzheimer’s or helping to look after a friend or loved one with Alzheimer’s.” – Samuel Cohen, TED Theatre that is socially […]

West End Wilma – Review Round-Up

Take a look at all the shows that have been reviewed over the past week on … REVIEW: Russian Dolls (King’s Head Theatre) ★★★★ Russian Dolls was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize in 2013 before winning the Adrian Pagan award last year. Based on the real-life story of an Islington version of Hilda, Kate Lock’s […]

Vagina Monologues

Rating [rating=4] Reviewed by Ruthie Luff 29 NOVEMBER 2012 Richmond Theatre, London Cast: Clare Buckfield Vicky Entwistle Hayley Tamaddon   Having seen the Vagina Monologues more times than I can remember, and having produced it before as well, I went to the Richmond Theatre with a very clear idea of what I was in for. […]


Wilma’s Rating [rating=4] Spamalot is one of those shows that just has to be in the West End. When you want something fun, lighthearted and silly, this is the perfect show to go to. Thankfully, after two years on tour and a brief 7 week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Spamalot is back for […]

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