REVIEW: CHUMMY (White Bear Theatre) ★★★★

BAFTA-winning writer John Foster debuts his neo-noir thriller Chummy at the newly refurbished White Bear Theatre, staged by Encompass productions. Burn-out Jackie Straker resigns herself to the “more settled” life of a small scale private investigator, after eight years of police work and a personal tragedy. Little does she know that she is about to […]

ANDREW LOUDON to star as scheming Labour MP in JAMES BONNEY MP

YES, MINISTER! Andrew Loudon stars as a scheming Labour MP in the premiere of the political comedy James Bonney MP James Bonney, the swashbuckling moderate, the (ladies) man of the people doesn’t take kindly to enemies within – not his new leader who believes in something called socialism nor his local rival who thinks he’s sold […]

REVIEW: Don Quixote in Algiers (White Bear Theatre) ★★

In Algiers between 1578 and 1580, Miguel de Cervantes (later the author of Don Quixote de La Mancha) was in custody. He had been a soldier who was captured by Barbary pirates and was being held captive in the city of Algiers until a ransom could be raised. Cervantes was not held in a prison […]

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