Review Roundup… Reasons to Be Happy, Hampstead Theatre

Neil LaBute’s new play arrives at the Hampstead Theatre – but do critics love it or loathe it?  The Guardian: *** Michael Billington said: “you feel LaBute is edging away from his usual bilious comic antagonism and more in the direction of TV’s Friends.” *** Daisy Bowie-Sell commented: “a funny, coherent play about getting… Read More

Review Roundup… Mind of Mine by Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik is first out of the starting blocks with a solo album – but is it a strong effort from the former member of One Direction?  The Guardian: **** Michael Cragg thought: “The lasting impression of Mind of Mine, however, is of someone finally making the music they’ve wanted to make for a long… Read More

REVIEW: Longbourn by Jo Baker

This charming re-telling of Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of the Bennet’s servants also gives readers an insight into the tough conditions many people faced in Regency England.  Jo Baker’s novel is filled with detail and picks up and uses the small details from Pride and Prejudice to create an entirely new and refreshing… Read More

Review Roundup…Batman V Superman:Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill star in this two superheroes  for the price of one film. But is it worth a watch?  The Guardian: *** Andrew Pulver said: “Director Zack Snyder, returning from Man of Steel, applies the degree of visual polish that the contemporary superhero film demands, even if subtlety is not his strong… Read More

REVIEW: Run, New Diorama Theatre

Focusing on the competitive side of working in the finance industry, Engineer Theatre Collective’s Run is fast, believable and clinically delivered by the cast.  Run follows four young interns working in a high end bank and throughout the production reveal just how far they are willing to go to get a permanent job. Developed with… Read More