Thursday, April 27, 2017

Theatre Review: Travesties (Apollo Theatre)

Travesties By Tom Stoppard Apollo Theatre Reviewer: Andy Millward Travesties is, typically for our greatest artistic import from the then Czechoslovakia via India, Sir Tom Stoppard (aka Tomáš Straussler), a dazzling achievement.  It...

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 – The Mikado (ENO)

The Mikado English National Opera Music by Arthur Sullivan and lyrics by W.S Gilbert  Directed by Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Andy Millward This being a revival of Jonathan Miller‘s famed and oft-repeated 1987 production of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s, The...

Theatre Review – Uncle Vanya (Almeida Theatre)

Uncle Vanya Almeida Theatre by Chekhov Directed by Robert Icke Reviewer: Andy Millward Uncle Vanya is serious and weighty stuff, literally and metaphorically; it is ominous, the lull before the storm....

Theatre Review – Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men Birmingham Repertory Theatre Written by John Steinbeck Directed by Roxanna Silbert Reviewer: Sam Chipman   Of Mice and Men played at Birmingham Rep in October 2014,...

Theatre Etiquette: For the love of theatre behave yourselves!

As a regular theatre-goer, and having completed three graduate year drama school shows in the past six months, I find myself frequently frustrated by...

Theatre Review – Pedro and The Captain (The Vaults)

Pedro and The Captain The Vaults, Waterloo Written by Mario Benedetti Directed by Miguel Hernando Torres Umba   Reviewer: Megan Mattravers A production of advocation, profound thought and discussion of...

Theatre Review: Julius Caesar (Donmar at Kings Cross)

Julius Caesar Donmar King's Boulevard, Kings Cross Reviewer: Andy Millward There were many firsts in Phillida Lloyd's adventurous production of Julius Caesar, part of an interesting and contrasting...

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...