Review Round Up: The Burnt City, Punchdrunk, Woolwich Works

We discover what critics had to say about Punchdrunk’s latest theatrical experience based around the Trojan War. The Guardian: *** “those who are satisfied with spectacle above story will enjoy this meticulously crafted show. Those of us who come for meaty drama and narrative momentum may leave hungry.” Evening Standard:**** “As in previous Punchdrunk shows,… Read More

Guest Post: Salem in the Seventeenth Century. Not as far removed as we might think…

Artistic Director of Fury Theatre Laura Turner discusses the parallels between 17th Century Salem and the world we live in today as the company’s new show Abigail heads to The Space from the 3rd to the 7th May. It’s easy to look back on the past and think about how far we’ve come. How things… Read More

REVIEW: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Original Theatre Company (Online)

This is Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic gothic story – but not as you remember it in this family friendly and undeniably enjoyable production. What a silly, joyous and fun adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles this is. Ok so it might swerve away from the original story slightly – but there is no denying… Read More

NEWS: Cast and Creative team Announced for Curve Theatre’s Production of Billy Elliot the Musical

The new production directed by Nikolai Foster will play at Leicester’s Curve Theatre for six weeks only from the 7th July.   The full cast and creative team has been announced for the first new UK production of Billy Elliot the Musical, which will play for a limited season at the Curve Theatre in Leicester… Read More

NEWS: Aston Merrygold to Star in UK Tour of Footloose the Musical

The musical is currently booking until the 20th August 2022. It has been announced that JLS’s Aston Merrgold is set to star as Willard in the current UK tour of Footloose the Musical at His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen (25th to the 30th July), Glasgow Kings Theatre (1st to the 6th August) and New Wimbledon Theatre (15th-20th August).… Read More

Review Round Up: Hangmen, Golden Theatre

We take a look at what critics have had to say about Martin McDonagh’s play starring Alfie Allen and David Thelfall. Deadline: “no one does dark impulses with as much comedic flare – yes, it’s sneaky, menacing and funny – as McDonagh at full tilt.” Variety: “a deadly beauty, flawlessly cast and directed in the… Read More

REVIEW: Marys Seacole, Donmar Warehouse

While the play is certainly topical, it feels very disorientating – particularly when the story of Mary Seacole seems to get lost. What I was expecting from Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play highlighting the story of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole was a straightforward biopic with her story being recounted maybe from the present day, with… Read More

REVIEW: Bonnie & Clyde, Arts Theatre

Nick Winston’s sleek production is filled with memorable touches – even if it feels as though the show itself could use slightly more character depth. What an electrifying musical this is. From Frank Wildhorn’s gorgeously diverse music and Don Black’s effective lyrics all the way through to the stylish way in which this production has… Read More

NEWS: Tom Felton to Play Guy Fawkes in The Gunpowder Plot

The Harry Potter actor is set to lead a cast of 50 digital cast members for the new immersive experience opening at a purpose-designed immersive theatre space in the UNESCO World Heritage Tower Vaults from the 20th May. It has been announced that Tom Felton, who is about to star in  2:22 in the West… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for LIFT at Southwark Playhouse

The return of the British musical to London will begin performances at the Southwark Playhouse from the 13th May. Casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Lift, beginning performances at the Southwark Playhouse next month. Directed by Dean Johnson, the production is set to star X Factor finalist Luke Friend  (Footloose, American Idiot)  as… Read More