Category Archives: Reviews

Pain is certain, suffering is optional: The Retreat at Park Theatre

Saturday 4th November 2017, matinée The problem with running away from your problems is that you can never escape from yourself.  In ‘The Retreat’, author Sam Bain has recognised a perfect opportunity for comedy and drama by writing a play … Continue reading

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Many Rivers to Cross: What Shadows at Park Theatre

Saturday 28th October 2017, matinée It is a brave author who makes Enoch Powell that central character in a drama.  Is this going to be an attempt to justify the famous ‘rivers of blood speech’ that ended Powell’s political career … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre lights up Metropolis

Sunday 15th October 2017 Metropolis is one of those musicals that is often referred to as a ‘flop’.  Having seen it ourselves, we are not sure that is really fair, considering it had a six months run and boasted a … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot the messenger! Against at the Almeida Theatre

Saturday 19th August, evening Against, a new play by Christopher Shinn being given its World premier at the Almeida Theatre, poses that age-old question for playwrights: how do you write a play about a fictional engineering genius if you are … Continue reading

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No Sex Please we’re Shakespearean: Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Hackney Empire

Saturday 1st July 2017 As always, the Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre department are on trend with their latest end of term production of ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, the musical.  Shakespeare has long provided rich pickings for those looking for … Continue reading

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Scarce half made up: Richard III at the Arcola Theatre

Saturday 13th May 2017, matinée We didn’t have to think much about booking to see Greg Hicks playing Richard III at the Arcola.  He is a master of all that is dark and brooding, as his stunning solo performance in … Continue reading

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Found in Translation: Chinglish at the Park Theatre

Saturday 25th March 2017, matinée It’s hard to believe it was nearly four years ago that the Park Theatre first introduced us to the talents of David Henry Hwang, when they premiered his challenging and outrageously funny play Yellowface.  Since then … Continue reading

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