Review Round Up: The Lehman Trilogy, Nederlander Theatre

The National Theatre production has transferred to Broadway – here’s what critics have had to say about it… Deadline: “The cast is assisted – though assisted is too weak a word, so better to say equaled – by a team of master stage workers at the tops of their games, from Mendes, for whom Lehman marks an… Read More

Review Round Up: Hymn, Almeida Theatre (Online)

We round up the reviews for Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.   The Guardian: **** “Sapani and Lester inhabit this stage so fully that they bring this small story, of two men becoming friends, fully to life. It is an odd bromance, but its risks pay off.” WhatsOnStage: ***** “Given… Read More

NEWS: Almeida Theatre to Live-Stream Hymn

The new play from Lolita Chakarbarti will be live-streamed from the 17th February. This announcement comes following the news that the piece was forced to to pull its run due to the ongoing restrictions. Two men meet at a funeral. Gil knew the deceased. Benny did not. Before long their families are close. Soon they’ll… Read More

NEWS: National Theatre Announces Full Casting for Filmed Version of Romeo & Juliet

Full casting for the filmed production of Romeo & Juliet is announced as a first look image is released. The National Theatre’s feature film production of William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy is set to air on Easter Sunday 4th April at 9pm on Sky Arts in the UK and Friday 23rd April at 9pm on PBS… Read More

Review Round Up: Cost of Living, Hampstead Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living. The Telegraph: *** “by a playwright who was born in Poland but raised in Jersey and Chicago – her story of struggle, recounted in the programme, and reflected in the play, is inspiring. Thirdly, it’s a play that sets disabled characters and able-bodied characters on an equal footing, with casting… Read More

REVIEW: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan offers a mesmerising and powerful performance. History books have not been kind in terms of the impressions that they give us of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. Now Josie Rourke seeks to redress this issue by offering a refreshing perspective of both women (although of course mainly focusing more on Mary) struggling to do what was best… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre

Casting has been confirmed for the UK premiere of  Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, playing at the Hampstead Theatre from the 25th January.  Having won the 2018 8 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living will make its UK premiere at the Hampstead Theatre this January in a production directed by Edward… Read More

REVIEW: Guys and Dolls, Royal Albert Hall

This semi-staged concert performance of Frank Loesser’s classic musical fully captures the spirit of the story and the characters that leaves you beaming from ear to ear.  If you are going to do Guys and Dolls there are two things that you have to do to ensure it is successful: one, ensure that you have… Read More

Review Roundup… Red Velvet @Garrick Theatre

This production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s play directed by Indhu Rubasingham has already wowed critics when it appeared at the Tricycle Theatre and in New York – has it worked its charm once again?    The Stage: *** Mark Shenton wrote: “Rubasingham’s production is full of affectionate demonstrations of the acting styles of the day. But… Read More

Shows Opening this Week (1st February)

As we all get into the swing of 2016, there is plenty of shows opening that audiences do not want to miss out on. Here is a guide to some of the shows that are opening this week:  1. Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre: this fifth production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre company’s season of plays at… Read More