REVIEW: An Enemy of the People, Union Theatre

This production of the sharply relevant play features numerous dynamic performances,  ensuring the audience’s attention is never lost.  In this era of ‘fake news’ and the constant protests at Donald Trump’s attitude to being President and the way in which he uses his power, this revival of Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play couldn’t have been better timed. An Enemy of the People examines closely power and… Read More

REVIEW: Carmen 1808, Union Theatre

Phil Willmott’s production based on Bizet’s beloved opera has plenty of passion and Spanish flair to make for a highly engaging experience.  It is always interesting to see what the Union theatre can do with its cosy space and for this production of Carmen 1808, the audience really feel involved with the unfolding events thanks… Read More

PREVIEW: The Odyssey, The Scoop

Gods and Monsters Theatre  will present Ancient Greece’s epic story The Odyssey at The Scoop amphitheatre from the 9th August to the 3rd September.   With Tower Bridge as its view, The Scoop and Gods and Monsters will present Homer’s Greek epic in three parts over the summer as part of London’s Free Open Air Theatre Season, returning for the… Read More

NEWS: Phil Willmott’s Incident at Vichy to Transfer to the King’s Head Theatre

Following a successful run at the Finborough Theatre, Phil Willmott’s Incident at Vichy will transfer to the King’s Head Theatre from the 7th June. Directed by Phil Willmott, this new production of Arthur Miller’s play brings to life how closely the world in which Miller created is to today’s world of “Extreme Vetting” and religious persecution. In… Read More

REVIEW: Crime & Punishment – The Rock Musical, The Scoop

Adapted from Dostoyevsky’s novel and featuring music by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, this brand new musical can’t quite decide if it takes place in modern Russia or a more period setting.  My previous attempts at open air theatre have not gone well in the past as my experience with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers… Read More

NEWS: Gods and Monster to Present The Wawel Dragon at The Scoop

The theatre company will celebrate Polish folklore with a production of The Wawel Dragon at The Scoop from the 31st August until the 25th September.  Performing as part of London’s free open-air theatre season, this change in the programme, sees Gods and Monsters offering 20,000 free seats to this family production which celebrates Poland’s mythology.… Read More

REVIEW: Exposure The Musical, St James Theatre

Corruption, greed, love and the courage to stand up for your convictions are just some of the themes that run through this surprisingly vicious musical that knows how to pack a punch.  This new musical created by Mike Dyer and brought to the stage by director Phil Willmott follows the  fortunes of young Jimmy Tucker… Read More

NEWS: World Premiere Of Crime & Punishment: A Rock Musical Announced

The world premiere production of Crime & Punishment: A Rock Musical will run at The Scoop! from the 31st August until the 25th September it has been confirmed.  London’s Open-Air Theatre season returns as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival with the world premiere production of Crime and Punishment: A Rock Musical, presented… Read More

Full Cast Announced for Exposure The Musical at St James Theatre

The full cast for Exposure the Musical: Life Through the Lens, running at St James Theatre from July has been confirmed today.  The world premiere production of the musical written by Mike Dyer and directed by Phil Willmott will play at the St James Theatre from the 16th July to the 27th August. Exposure the… Read More