Review Round Up…Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Truman Capote’s classic story is once again brought to the stage, with Pixie Lott starring as Holly Golightly. Is it worth a watch? Or is the story lost on stage?  The Guardian: ** “What we are left with on stage is a series of vignettes, a mechanically efficient production by Nikolai Foster and the presence… Read More

REVIEW: Rotterdam, Trafalgar Studios

Jon Brittain’s powerful but sensitively written play examines gender and sexuality as well as coming to terms with who you are.  Having last seen this when it was at Theatre503 last year, it is great to see Jon Brittain’s play making its West End debut this year. This sensitively written portrait of a couple trying… Read More

Review Round Up…The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre

Sean O’Casey’s play focuses on a pivotal moment in Irish history between November 1915 and Easter 1916. But is this revival worth a watch?  The Guardian: **** “O’Casey’s play may be, as this production suggests, a tenement tragedy, but it is one that movingly affirms the importance of life over bloodstained ideals.” The Telegraph: ****… Read More

NEWS: Linda Nolan and Louise Jameson to Star in Rumpy Pumpy!

The musical based on the true story of two ladies from the Hampshire Women’s Institute who take it upon themselves to campaign for better conditions for Working Girls, will run at the Union Theatre from the 14th to the 19th November.  Directed by Simon Grieff (Associate Director on The Rocky Horror Show Live) and a book, music and… Read More

Review Round Up… Jason Bourne

Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne! But is this latest outing a worthy attempt or should it not have been made in the opinion of the critics?  The Guardian: *** “This latest iteration reunites Damon with director Paul Greengrass who as ever shows his mastery of muscular, deafening, frenetically edited action sequences – the… Read More

NEWS: Dare Devil Rides to Jarama to Tour UK

Townsend Productions have announced the world premiere production of Dare Devil Rides to Jarama by Neil Gore, will tour the UK from the 24th September until the 3rd December.      Marking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Dare Devil Rides to Jarama is a new play based on the experiences of The… Read More

REVIEW: Exposure The Musical, St James Theatre

Corruption, greed, love and the courage to stand up for your convictions are just some of the themes that run through this surprisingly vicious musical that knows how to pack a punch.  This new musical created by Mike Dyer and brought to the stage by director Phil Willmott follows the  fortunes of young Jimmy Tucker… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for The Nest

Casting has been confirmed for Conor McPherson’s new translation of The Nest by Franz Xaver Kroetz, which will run at the Young Vic from the 28th October to the 26th November.  Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan will star in Ian Rickson’s production of this German classic two-hander.  Kurt and Martha are soon to become parents, both working hard to… Read More

The Legacy of Beatrix Potter

On the 150th anniversary of the author’s birth, it seems fitting to re-examine some of her beloved work and what she left behind.  There is no doubting the fact that Beatrix Potter is still one of the most popular children’s authors, known for her charming animal stories whose varied adventures still enchant young children today.… Read More

NEWS: Robert Rauschenberg’s Monogram to be Displayed in New Exhibition

Rauschenberg’s iconic work Monogram will travel to the UK for the first time in 50 years, to be displayed as part of Tate Modern’s upcoming exhibition showcasing the artist’s work it has been confirmed.  Considered to be one of the artist’s most famous Combines, these works combine painting and sculpture  and were developed by Rauschenberg in the… Read More