REVIEW: Party Skills For The End Of The World, Shoreditch Town Hall

Thomas Froy reviews Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari’s genre defying immersive experience at the Shoreditch Town Hall.  Sometimes, plays have clear beginnings and endings. Sometimes, plays are ambiguous. Sometimes, it’s not even clear it’s a play. Some plays are quite easy to review. You can talk about the set, the acting and the overall themes. There may… Read More

NEWS: Iris Theatre Announces Details of Open-Air Summer Season

The theatre company will return to St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden this summer.   Details for Iris Theatre’s summer open-air theatre season in the middle of Covent Garden have been confirmed, running from the 20th June until the 2nd September. Opening the theatre company’s 2018 season at St Paul’s Church will be a new production… Read More

REVIEW: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Rose Theatre

Newly adapted by David Edgar, this new production of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde has plenty of chilling moments but doesn’t quite make a strong enough impact overall.  This classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson is brought to life once more in Kate Saxon’s atmospheric and chilling production – which is let down by David… Read More

NEWS: Jermyn Street Theatre Announces The Reaction Season

The Jermyn Street Theatre has announced details of its upcoming four month The Reaction season to be formed of fifteen plays and musicals.  The Jermyn Street Theatre has confirmed details of its third season which will include fifteen plays and musicals presented across four months. Running from the 10th April until the 18th August, the… Read More

PREVIEW: Bitchelors, Soho Theatre

It has been announced that Anna Morris (ITV2’s Bad Bridesmaid ) will bring her show to the Soho Theatre from the 19th to the 21st March. Bitchelors sees the award-winning character comedian playing five very different characters four contestants at a fictitious Woman of The Year Awards and the host – Morris’s infamous Bridezilla creation Georgina (as… Read More

NEWS: National Trust and The National Archives Announce New Project Suffragette City

The National Trust and The National Archives have announced a new project to re-create the life of a Suffragette activist in the years before the partial grant of the vote to women in 1918.  Surveillance photographs of Suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway. The National Archives Catalogue Reference: AR 1/528 Suffragettes 11-18, 1914.  Taking place at the WSPU Café,… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Caroline, Or Change and Acceptance at Hampstead Theatre

The Hampstead theatre has announced the full casting for its upcoming production of Tony Kushner’s and Jeanine Tesori’s celebrated musical.  Directed by Michael Longhurst and following a successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, full casting for the upcoming run Caroline Or Change has been confirmed. The production will see Sharon D.Clarke  reprising her role as Caroline… Read More

REVIEW: Strangers on a Train, New Victoria Theatre

This stylishly staged production grabs the attention in the first act but seems to lose that intensity in the second. What would you be prepared to do for a stranger? this is the central question in this intriguing thriller based on Patricia Highsmith’s debut novel, adapted into a play by Craig Warner that is not… Read More

NEWS: Broadway Transfer Announced for Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman

It has been announced the critically acclaimed production of Jez Butterworth’s play will play its final West End performance on the 19th May.  Directed by Sam Mendes, the production will have its final West End performance in May, before transferring to Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in October. Since premiering at the Royal Court Theatre, The… Read More

Review Round Up: The Captive Queen, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Barrie Rutter directs this new re-imagination of John Dryden’s Restoration drama, filled with passion and politics. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… An ageing Emperor and his Governor rage at the loss of their youth and beauty. Two fratricidal sons are spurred from victory in war to the warfare of love. And… Read More