REVIEW: Twelfth Night, Rose Theatre

A Shakespearean time machine: The 1920s puts Twelfth Night into a completely new perspective. It is well understood by most people that William Shakespeare’s plays are an excellent way of contextualising the world and society that he lived in – as well as his own political and social views. And therefore, modernising his pieces usually… Read More

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REVIEW: The Project, White Bear Theatre

Impactful and unsettling – The Project shows the power of manipulation under Nazi control. The Holocaust, and the lives which existed around it, is a difficult topic to create art about. The sensitivities that need to be taken and the controversies which can arise can be detrimental to a show’s success. As a Holocaust Educational… Read More

REVIEW: The Pirates of Penzance, Wilton’s Music Hall

Uplifting, hilarious and witty – The Pirates of Penzance is a truly wonderful night out! I have long been a fan of W.S.Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, so when I initially discovered that an all male production existed I had a lot of questions; Were the female roles being rewritten? Was the show… Read More

REVIEW: Carmen, King’s Head Theatre

Intimate, romantic and passionate – This modern take on Bizet’s Carmen is an opera you’ll feel you can relate to. When I heard about a modernisation of the classic opera, Carmen, I was a little sceptical. How on earth could the passion of an unruly woman in Spain be translated into modern British culture? British… Read More

REVIEW: Welcome to the UK, The Bunker Theatre

Hard-hitting, hysterical and obscure, Welcome to the UK provides a voice to the unheard in this brand new piece. Once I had stepped foot into the Bunker Theatre and was enthusiastically handed a raffle ticket before taking my seat surrounded by deflated balloons, I knew I going to be in for a wild ride. Welcome to… Read More

REVIEW: Rosenbaum’s Rescue, Park Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Emily Schofield paid a visit to the Park  Theatre to catch Kate Fahy’s production.  I sat for a long time trying to work out what to write for this review after I came away from the Park Theatre. It’s not very often that I feel completely lost for words after a show. However, after seeing Rosenbaum’s Rescue, I really struggled to communicate how I felt about this… Read More

REVIEW: Seussical the Musical, Southwark Playhouse

Imaginative, witty and beautiful – Seussical will make you feel like a five year old again. When I walked into the Southwark Playhouse theatre and saw a plethora of bright colours, trees and flowers growing from the walls and stripes galore; I knew that this production of Seussical was going to be something very special… Read More

REVIEW: Victoria’s Knickers, National Youth Theatre, Soho Theatre

Hilarious, dark and cheeky – Victoria’s Knickers is a wonderful example of when history meets contemporary comedy. Josh Azouz’s take on the infamous tale of the man who broke into Buckingham Palace and his affair with the Queen was hysterical, with moments of both intense pain as well as joyous laughter. When the show opened… Read More

REVIEW: Moot Moot, The Yard

Bizarre and unnerving: Moot Moot must be seen to be believed. As the house lights dimmed in the Yard Theatre, little could have prepared me for the unusual and almost creepy experience that awaited me. Moot Moot revolves around two doppelgänger radio show hosts, Barry and Barry, who find themselves in a difficult position when… Read More

REVIEW: Baby, Drayton Arms Theatre

Intimate and endearing; Baby is relatable for people at every stage of their lives. Baby is a musical that tells the story of three couples each facing their own troubles with pregnancy and family. Its contemporary musical sound has been composed by David Shire along with witty lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr, whilst this production… Read More