Talking Gods on stage: Persephone at Brockley’s Jack Studio Theatre in London’s Borough Of Culture

If you loved Arrow & Traps’ theatre-on-demand cycle on ancient Greek gods making their living in nowadays London as much as I, do not by any chance miss Persephone at the Brockley Jack Theatre in Lewisham, the capital’s Borough Of Culture 2022. As in the virtual Talking Gods, Hestia, the goddess of the hearth and … Continue reading Talking Gods on stage: Persephone at Brockley’s Jack Studio Theatre in London’s Borough Of Culture

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre

Strongly recalling visits to London’s National Theatre (another prominent example of 1970s brutalism architecture), it appears the Gillian Lynne Theatre in Covent Garden also mastered an auditorium without bad seats. For the price we paid, we are more than happy with our seats in the first row of the balcony to the right, despite the apparent restricted view: Even the … Continue reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre

No minute wasted – Sold by Mama by Dominique Little at the Hen and Chickens Theatre

Sold By Mama are forty intense, uncomfortable but also funny monodrama minutes written and performed by Dominique Izabella Little who found inspiration for her snippety collage of interviews with prostitutes during her Hollywood commute through the streets of Los Angeles. You do not have to have visit California’s City Of Angels to know about its … Continue reading No minute wasted – Sold by Mama by Dominique Little at the Hen and Chickens Theatre

Try Harder at the Omnibus Theatre – a genuinely good debut

As someone who has worked in the UK most of my post-uni life, I am intrigued by Try Harder, Yusuf Niazi’s playwright debut: What are young people willing to do nowadays in order to get a job? At the point the story starts, Lucy, Sam and Grace are all desperate for money, so desperate that … Continue reading Try Harder at the Omnibus Theatre – a genuinely good debut

Immerse yourself in The West, now open in South London

Crooks 1926 was easily the most talked about live show 2020 (Admittedly, it was a short year for live performances but nevertheless). Now we are back with the COLAB Theatre team for The West, the highly anticipated follow up and arrive with the open world expectations of Red Dead Redemption and the vitriolic dialogues and … Continue reading Immerse yourself in The West, now open in South London

Planning a Hamburg trip required: Watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in German (Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind)

Happy Hufflepuffs in Hamburg at Midsummer infront of the Mehr! Theater Hamburg’s Potterheads celebrate House Pride Week and we are visiting on Hufflepuff day. My basic Potter knows Cedric Godric and Luna Lovegood as those wearing the yellow Hogwarts uniform, but I rely on the decorated banners everywhere, promoting the houses’ values for selfies and … Continue reading Planning a Hamburg trip required: Watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in German (Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind)

Chop Me Up Or Let Me Go at the Bread And Roses Theatre in Clapham

You have truly made it in show biz if you have been abducted by a mega fan: Tom Reynolds’ radical admirer is the gun-equipped, wide-eyed epidemiologist Astrid Barton (Ciara Murphy) who has obsessively watched every piece of video footage of her favourite actor. In a room decorated with signed film posters and photographs, he is … Continue reading Chop Me Up Or Let Me Go at the Bread And Roses Theatre in Clapham

The Ballad of Maria Marten at Wiltons Music Hall

The mysteries around the 1827 murder of a 25-year-old country woman from rural Suffolk have survived the Victorian era as the Red Barn Murder and led to several stage and screen adaptations already – but too much focus was put on the murderer, playwright Beth Flintoff realised whose play is dedicated to the actual victim, and … Continue reading The Ballad of Maria Marten at Wiltons Music Hall

An Evening Without Kate Bush at the Soho Theatre 

When one of your favourite living artists stopped live gigs years before you were born, seeing her eventually perform live, feels surreal. Given her rare performances, superfans have turned to impersonators, theme parties, interviews with her stage dancers, fiction with fortifying titles like Waiting For Kate Bush and her biography Under The Ivy (updated in … Continue reading An Evening Without Kate Bush at the Soho Theatre