Theatre Review – Hello Norma Jeane

Hello Norma Jeane Giant Cherry Productions Park Theatre Written by Dylan Costello Directed by Matthew Gould Reviewer: Andy Millward Hello Norma Jeane could have been just a warm and perceptive tale...

Theatre Review: Enter Stage Write (Birmingham Rep)

Enter Stage Write Transition Stage Company The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Featuring writing from Stephanie Perry, Lynda Lewis, Abraham Adeyemi, Rebecca de Fargues, and Kevin Powis. Directed by Hannah Jones...

Emma Rice & The Globe: A recipe that was bound to turn sour

The arts world has been largely critical of the decision for Emma Rice to step down from her post of Artistic Director at Shakespeare's Globe,...

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 – 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 – Private Lives

Private Lives Presented by Ambassador Theatre Group New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Written by Noel Coward Directed by Tom Attenborough   Reviewer: Sam Chipman    Private Lives can be described as nothing less than...

The End of the Triple Threat

In a recent article by ‘American Theatre’, Maggie Gilroy talks about modern musical theatre students in the USA building on their much coveted triple...

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...

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 – 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...