REVIEW: Waiting for the Barbarians

Despite the strong cast and being beautifully filmed, this film adaptation of J. M. Coetzee’s novel lacks strength in delivering the story. Directed with great resonance by Cirra Guerra, J.M Coetzee’s novel telling the story of how a magistrate presiding over an unspecified part of the colonial outpost in the middle of the desert, suddenly… Read More

REVIEW: The Midnight Gang, Chickenshed Theatre (Online)

This 2017 stage adaptation of David Walliams’ story is filled with cheeky humour and poignancy. A lot has been made of the fact that the way in which David Walliams writes his children’s stories is remarkably similar to the way in which Roald Dahl wrote his. Watching this 2017 production of The Midnight Gang, adapted… Read More

2021 Theatre Productions on Sale Now: Sunday 30th August

There is no denying that theatre has been one of the most impacted industries during the Covid-19 pandemic, with many shows having to be rescheduled for next year. Here’s a guide to a few that are now on sale… The Drifters Girl: this brand new musical will now have its world premiere at the  Newcastle… Read More

REVIEW: Showstopper! The (Socially Distanced!) Improvised Musical

The sky is the limit for The Showstoppers in a brilliantly lively improvised and socially distanced musical. Allowing the audience to take control of any show could be a potential risk – but in the case of The Showstoppers it really works in their favour as plot lines and songs become increasingly fantastical as this… Read More

Review Round Up: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Matt Haig’s new book explores regret, hope and forgiveness through the eyes of a character who gets to see the possibilities of her life through a library. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… The Guardian: “This is a streamlined novel; no side plots, no broad cast of characters, no twists of fantasy for… Read More

PREVIEW: Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Opening from today, here’s an idea of what to expect from the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival this year. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival is back for 2020, running in locations across Royal Greenwich andEast London. Given the ongoing pandemic, the festival has been adapted the programme and prioritise the… Read More

Watch: Music Video for All I Longed To See from Broken Wings Released

The newly released video is a collaboration between The West End and Beirut in order to raise funds for The Beirut Emergency Appeal, following the devastating explosion in Lebanon on the 4th August. Released today, over 40 artists have collaborated between London and Beirut to film this new music video of ‘All I Longed To… Read More

REVIEW: F**k Off, Bread and Roses Theatre

Presented by Integrity Theatre, Michael Dunbar’s play is an intense look at one man’s attempt to reclaim his life. After five long months, theatre is very cautiously opening its doors to the public once more. But while the West End is not – it is reassuring to see fringe theatre making a return – and… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…St Anne Comes Home

The new musical by Jack Miles will play as part of the Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening in rehearsals. Running from the 29th to the 30th August, St Anne Comes Home is a brand new British musical being presented at the Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival. St Anne Comes… Read More

NEWS: West End Unplugged Concerts Announced

The concerts will take place every Wednesday from the 9th to the 30th September. It has been announced that a line up of West End’s most well-loved singers will perform alongside some of theatre’s top musicians in West EndUnplugged (live from L-Acoustics Creations), through a series of four streamed charity concerts. With Covid-19 having dealt… Read More