Thursday, April 27, 2017

Theatre Review – Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection OPIA Theatre Company Theatre N16, London Written by: OPIA Theatre Company Directed by: OPIA Theatre Company Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Four women, one competition, one winner. Unnatural Selection follows Nicky,...

Theatre Review – Unreachable

Unreachable The Royal Court Theatre, London Writer: Anthony Neilson Director: Anthony Neilson Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Matt Smith plays movie director Maxim, winner of the Palme d’Or who is doing everything...

Theatre Review – Hamlet (RSC)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Simon Godwin Reviewer: Andy Millward Denmark has been relocated to somewhere in West Africa, while Old Fortinbras’s Norway is presumably...

Theatre Review – Sideways

Sideways By Rex Pickett St James Theatre, London Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom What do you get when you mix a lot of wine, two best friends and...

Harry Potter and the Cronos Syndrome

The children of the 1990s, the entitled millennials, were quite a privileged generation, and among their many privileges, from being raised with the internet,...

Theatre Review – The Caretaker (Old Vic)

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter The Old Vic Theatre directed by  Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Andy Millward The new Old Vic season is in full swing, post-Spacey and in the safe hands of new...

Theatre Review- King Lear

King Lear By William Shakespeare A Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company Co-Production Birmingham Repertory Theatre Directed by Michael Buffong  Reviewer: Mary Moncrieff   O, reason not the need! That...

Theatre Review – Bad Jews

Bad Jews Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax Limited and Simon Friend The New Alexandra Theatre  By Joshua Harmon Directed by Michael Longhurst  Reviewer: Mary Moncrieff  In an intensely cramped...

Theatre Review – Flare Path

Flare Path The Original Theatre and Birdsong Productions Ltd Birmingham Repertory Theatre By Terence Rattigan Directed by Justin Audibert Reviewer: Mary Moncrieff Set in a lovely little hotel lounge, The...

Theatre Review – The Magic Flute, ENO

The Magic Flute English National Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Directed by Simon McBurney Reviewer: Andy Millward This is The Magic Flute (AKA die Zauberflöte) as Mozart could never possibly have envisaged it, one...