I arrived in New York on Saturday evening with one goal in mind. To somehow get tickets to the sold out (until July) new musical Dear Evan Hansen, that is sending the world in to meltdown since it’s Original Cast Recording was released last month. There were only two options for this. Enter the online […]

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 […]

Who will be the first brave producer to give out free cast lists?

Back in January, I wrote the following blog about giving out free cast lists at shows: “Last month I went to the National Theatre to see a production of Peter Pan. On the way in to the auditorium I noticed a leaflet holder on the wall, with cast lists in it, for people to take […]

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. […]


Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Rosenthal to star in The Philanthropist directed by Simon Callow at Trafalgar Studios for limited season Simon Callow directs a new production of Oscar® winner Christopher Hampton’s most celebrated play, The Philanthropist, at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie […]

A heartwarming love story which began at the theatre

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to close your eyes and remember evenings at the theatre which have changed your life. For me, the show that changed my life was Labels and the evening in question was the 7th April 2016. I was lost in a dark corner of Stratford, on my way to review […]

REVIEW: THE CRUCIBLE (Queens Theatre Hornchurch) ★★★★

Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is an atmospheric feast for the senses at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch Arthur Miller’s The Crucible tells the story of the late seventeenth century witch trials in Salem, during which more than two hundred women were accused (twenty of whom were executed) of evoking the Devil, resulting in a society […]

REVIEW: THE GIRLS (Phoenix Theatre) ★★★★

Take That front man Gary Barlow gets the girls out at the theatre, in his new musical The Girls In case you hadn’t heard, The Girls is the latest musical to be written by Take That veteran, Gary Barlow. The Girls opened this week at the Phoenix Theatre and there was quite a commotion when […]

REVIEW: THE SORROWS OF SATAN (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★★

Would you resist fame, riches and love if all you had to do was accept the offer? Despairingly poor playwright Geoffrey Tempest (Simon Willmont) owns nothing but the clothes he is wearing and the script of his musical play “The Sorrows of Satan”, based on the story of Faust. He skulks his way to a […]

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