REVIEW: Blue on Blue, Tristan Bates Theatre

Harry Burton’s production of Chips Hardy’s blackly comic play shows the strength of the bond between Carver and Moss, but the conclusion leaves more questions than answers.  This bittersweet comedy follows Moss (Darren Swift) and Carver (Daniel Gentely) as they struggle to adjust to the lives they now lead. Moss is an army veteran who… Read More

New Cast for The Lion King Announced

The new cast for the hit London production of Disney’s classic animated film will start performances from next month.  As well as changes in the ensemble cast, Disney Theatrical Productions announced that Nicholas Afoa is to take on the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre. Afoa has already appeared in the Australian production of the… Read More

PREVIEW: Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 @National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has announced that an important display of images revealing many of the stories of Black and Asian lives in Britain, opening next month.  Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 has been organised in collaboration with Autograph ABP, a London-based arts charity that works internationally in photography and film, bringing together some of the earliest… Read More

Review Round Up… Elegy @Donmar Warehouse

This new play by Nick Payne stars Zoe Wanamaker,Nina Sosanya and Barbara Flynn and explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us and what the consequences of understanding it are. But what are critics saying about the new production at the Donmar Warehouse? The Guardian:**** Michael Billington wrote that:… Read More

PREVIEW: Cargo, Arcola Theatre

The world premiere of  Cargo, a new play by Tess Berry-Hart will open at the Arcola Theatre from the 6th July.  A group of exiles sit in the dark of a container ship smuggling them into another land. But where have they come from? And who are they? As they journey ever closer to their… Read More

REVIEW: 7 and a Half Visions of Love by Luke Navin

This debut album of work for the piano from composer Luke Navin, show plenty of potential but feels ultimately cautious in its approach.  Luke Navin’s album as the title suggests, looks at the different stages of love from ‘First Sight’ all the way through to ‘Grief’ and captures all the emotions that each stage brings… Read More

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Announces Extension

Mischief Theatre’s latest show has barely been officially open at the Criterion Theatre for a week, but has already announced that it will be extending its run at the Criterion Theatre until 2017.  The show which sees a bunch of crooks attempt to steal a diamond, is now booking at the Criterion Theatre until the… Read More

Damien Molony Joins Cast for No Man’s Land

Final casting for Sean Matthias’ production of No Man’s Land has been confirmed for the UK tour and West End run.  It has been announced that Damien Molony (BBC’s Ripper Street, Being Human) will play Foster, alongside the previously announced Ian McKellen (Spooner), Patrick Stewart (Hirst) and Owen Teale (Briggs) in the production. One summer’s… Read More

REVIEW: H.M.S Pinafore, Hackney Empire

This lighthearted and entertaining version of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s work delighted audiences from beginning to end. This wonderfully sharp and entertaining all-male production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S Pinafore has plenty energy and humour to keep the audience entertained throughout – even if it goes occasionally over the top. The opera takes place… Read More

Review Round Up… Tannhäuser @Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House are currently reviving Tim Albery’s 2010 production of Wagner’s opera – but are critics wowed by it?  The Guardian: *** Tim Ashley wrote: “it remains to some extent an awkward piece of music theatre.” The Telegraph:**** Rupert Christiansen was enthusiastic saying: “it was Christian Gerhaher whose Wolfram lifted the evening to… Read More