Category : Blog

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

Fatherland

Lyric Hammersmith (venue) 04 June 2018 (released) 3 h Julia Higgs Fatherland which is co-authored by Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens is a musical experience rather than a straight play which examines ‘contemporary fatherhood in all its...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

Into The Woods

Into the Woods is one of Sondheim’s indisputable masterpieces. Regularly staged in a multiplicity of ways since its Broadway premiere in 1987, with a score and book both witty and philosophical, it never fails to excite. But it’s no mean feat to prod...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

The Rink

The Rink, Kander and Ebb’s lesser known musical (book by Terrence McNally) has been hiding its light under a glitter ball for the last twenty years. At last Southwark Playhouse has dusted it off with an immaculate new production that reveals The Rink...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

The Be all and End All

Theatre Royal Windsor (venue) 28 May 2018 (released) 30 May 2018 Vanessa Lenton This tightly written and excellently performed four-person play explores the weight of parental expectation on top of the pressures of our education system and the im...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

Adam & Eve

There have been a recent spate of new plays on the subject of male predators this year and Adam and Eve appears to be another. Yet Tim Cook’s new play, for all its apparent modernity, tells a very old story in the end. Without wanting to spoil the pl...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

Lucky

If you like your drama short, bittersweet and punchy, this play is worth looking out for.It starts with young children Lizzie boarding the 9.14 from King's Cross to Cambridge and spreading out to indicate occupation of the four available seats.To her...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

The Wizard of Oz

Regent Theatre, Melbourne (venue) 17 May 2018 (released) 22 May 2018 Cate Altamura Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London production of The Wizard of Oz is back in Australia. Opening night at the ethereal Regent Theatre in Melbourne...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

Schism

Athena Stevens second play, Schism is, like its heroine a fearless contemporary drama exploring both current and timeless themes. Reminiscent of Ibsen’s Master Builder, where youth comes knocking on the master builder’s door, here we have a young wom...

Shows / Blog - 2 months ago

Double Feature

King's Theatre Edinburgh (venue) 18 May 2018 (released) 21 May 2018 Immensely popular double act Grant Stott and Andy Gray are stars in their own right in DOUBLE FEATURE, a new comedy written by Phil Differ and produced by Gilded Balloon. Filled...

Shows / Blog - 3 months ago

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Theatre Royal Windsor (venue) 15 May 2018 (released) 16 May 2018 Matthew Lenton Horrible Histories is truly a phenomenon, the books now running to more than 70 titles, selling millions of copies in many languages, with a highly successful TV show...

Shows / Blog - 3 months ago

The Buzz

Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham (venue) 10 May 2018 (released) 14 May 2018 "Success turns smart people crazy. Like smack, it’ll never be enough, only leave you gurning for more.”The life of a celebrity is not what it used to be; gone are the dr...

Shows / Blog - 3 months ago

Lessons in Love and Violence

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (venue) 10 May 2018 (released) 13 May 2018 Paul Chapinal Based on the relationship between Edward II (killed in 1327) and courtier Piers Gaveston and with a tip to Christopher Marlowe’s 1594 play, Martin Crimp and...

Shows / Blog - 3 months ago

Life and Fate

Running at three and a half hours (with Russian sur-titles), Life and Fate is not for the faint-hearted. Based on Vassily Grosmann’s epic novel which was written in 1960 but banned in Russia until 1988, it has been adapted and directed by Lev Dovin....

Shows / Blog - 3 months ago

Il Corsaro

Giuseppe Verdi’s Opera Il Corsaro or The Pirate is a swashbuckling, romantic tale, based on Byron’s poem of the same name. It’s an unusual, lesser known Verdi opera with two pirates protagonists, (rather than incidental villains) as well as two strik...

Shows / Blog - 3 months ago

Building The Wall

Walking into the Park Theatre for Robert Schenkkan's new play, 'Building the Wall' feels as if you've taken a wrong turning and have ended up somewhere very different to everyday life. Fluorescent lights buzz and there are sounds of locks clicking. T...