Review Round Up: An Evening With an Immigrant, Bridge Theatre

The Bridge Theatre present Inua Ellams’ play as part of its repertoire of one person plays during September and October. WhatsOnStage: *** “The fact that he can talk about it all with such humour, warmth and gentle defiance, is a triumph of the human spirit as well as of a poetic soul.” The Arts Desk:… Read More

Review Round Up: Sunnymead Court, Tristan Bates Theatre

We round up the reviews for Gemma Lawrence’s play, running at the Tristan Bates theatre for a limited time. The Guardian: *** “Lawrence plays Marie’s agonised shyness with a compassionate wit while Milner infuses Stella with a cheeky charm, a fabulous singing voice and occasional vulnerability. The humour and romance of this story fizzes on… Read More

Review Round Up: Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution, British Museum

The British Museum’s latest exhibition explores the way in which Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary thought, from its transformation of Hinduism and Buddhism, to the Indian fight for independence and the rise of 1960s counterculture. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… Evening Standard: *** “It would require a… Read More

Review Round Up: Pippin, The Garden Theatre

We round up the reviews for Steven Dexter’s production of the musical, now playing at the Garden Theatre in Vauxhall. WhatsOnStage: *** “In a time when most venues are closed, lights are dimmed and artists are out of work – a chance to revisit where Schwartz’s musical first started before it became a big, bombastic… Read More

Review Round Up: Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre

We round up the reviews for David Hare’s new monologue performed by Ralph Fiennes at the Bridge Theatre. The Guardian: *** “There are dates, statistics and medical science, all powerfully delivered by Fiennes, who magically animates the stage, though he barely moves on it. The monologue has the urgency and passion of recently lived experience… 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

Review Round Up: Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the concert version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s biblical musical. WhatsOnStage: ***** “So it is enormously to the credit of this production, revived and pared back by director Timothy Sheader from his previous award-winning version that has already enjoyed runs at this venue and the Barbican,… Read More

Review Round Up: Gauguin and the Impressionists, Royal Academy of Arts

Find out what critics have had to say about the latest exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. The Telegraph: **** “Packed with riches, this show cleverly reminds us just how much the collecting of art shapes our later interpretation of it.” The Observer: **** “It feels like a museum of French painting in miniature.… Read More

Review Round Up: Fanny & Stella, The Garden Theatre

We round up the reviews for the first Fringe musical production to open in London since lockdown. WhatsOnStage: *** “Steven Dexter directs with an efficient flair that makes full use of the limited space and David Shields’ costume design is terrific. But it’s hard to escape the sense that this is a show powered on… Read More

Review Round Up: Blindness, Donmar Warehouse

The Donmar Warehouse has opened its doors to present a socially distanced sound installation based on José Saramago’s novel. WhatsOnStage: **** “The adaptation cannot entirely escape the flaws of the novel; having had one brilliant idea Saramago it seems to me that he struggles to make enough of it. What is utterly transfixing, however, is… Read More