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REVIEW: Incognito, Bush Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: Incognito, Bush Theatre ✭✭✭
Incognito Bush Theatre 16 June 2014 3 StarsNot every playwright can write a ground-breaking, crowd-pleasing masterpiece each time they try. Even Shakespeare wrote plays which could fairly be ca[...]

REVIEW: The Life Of The Party, Menier Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: The Life Of The Party, Menier Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭
Life of the Party Chocolate Menier Theatre 14 June 2014 4 StarsI should disclose at the outset that I was one of the (apparently few) patrons who thought the original Broadway productions of Th[...]

REVIEW: Clarence Darrow, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: Clarence Darrow, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭
Clarence Darrow Old Vic Theatre 4 June 2014 3 StarsAct Two. Kevin Spacey is in full flight, gesticulating wildly and whipping up a frenzy of righteous indignation as he recreates one of Clare[...]

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel: From 1945 to 2014 in a single hit

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel: From 1945 to 2014 in a single hit
 Is a kiss with a fist better than none? Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel: From 1945 to 2014 in a single hitI know what you want me to do. You want me to[...]

REVIEW: Fings Aint What They Used T'Be, Theatre Royal Straford East ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Fings Aint What They Used T'Be, Theatre Royal Straford East ✭✭✭✭
Fings Aint What They Used T’Be Theatre Royal, Stratford 21 May 2014 4 StarsFings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, Lionel Bart (Music and Lyrics) and Frank Norman (Book), now being revived in the pla[...]

REVIEW: The Testament Of Mary ✭

REVIEW: The Testament Of Mary ✭
Testament of Mary Barbican Theatre 20 May 2014 1 StarOne of the great mysteries, one of the burning imperatives of our time, one of the most thought-provoking and much discussed controver[...]

REVIEW: Birdland, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Birdland, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Birdland Royal Court Theatre 29 April 2014 4 StarsIt is not often that a set for a production underscores and gives physical life to the themes the narrative explores, but so it is with Ian Mac[...]

REVIEW: Once We Lived Here, Kings Head Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Once We Lived Here, Kings Head Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Once We Lived There King’s Head Theatre 24 April 2014 4 StarsBroke a cardinal rule (Never enter an auditorium once a performance has begun; it is disrespectful to the artists and the other au[...]

REVIEW: Thérèse Raquin, Finborough Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Thérèse Raquin, Finborough Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Thérèse Raquin Finborough Theatre, transferring to the Park Theatre 30 March 2014 4 StarsÉmile Zola's erotically charged and languid literary masterpiece, Thérèse Raquin, seems an unlikely su[...]

REVIEW: Visitors, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Visitors, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭
Visitors Arcola Theatre, to transfer to the West End 29 March 2014. 5 StarsTowards the end of the first scene in the second Act of Barney Norris' exquisite new play, Visitors, the wonderful c[...]

REVIEW: Two Into One, Menier Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Two Into One, Menier Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭
Two Into One Menier Chocolate Factory 26 March 2014 4 StarsIn the programme for his production of his play Two Into One, now playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Ray Cooney talks abou[...]

REVIEW: We Are Proud To Present, Bush Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: We Are Proud To Present, Bush Theatre ✭✭✭
We Are Proud To Present Bush Theatre March 24 2014 3 StarsNow playing at the Bush Theatre is the UK premiere (Gbolahan Obisesan directs) of Jackie Sibbles Drury's play We Are Proud To Pre[...]
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