Sunday, March 26, 2017

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...

Film Review – Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015) by William Shakespeare Director: Justin Kurzel Writers: Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie (screenplay). Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan Runtime: 113 min   The Fassbender/Kerzel take on Macbeth won much acclaim upon release.  Take...

Theatre Review – Cockroached

Cockroached by William Proudler  Theatre 63 Old Joint Stock Theatre  Co-Directed by William Proudler and Ruby Etches  Reviewer: Mary Moncrieff   The sun has turned black in the sky. Somehow the...

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...

Film Review – The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich Writers: Lloyd Alexander (novel), David Jonas (story) Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan Runtime: 80 min Reviewer: Kyle Rees In an era where Dungeons...

Captain America: Civil War – film review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian...

Review – David Hoyle’s Mega Thursday

David Hoyle’s Mega Thursday Bethnal Green Working Men's Club Review: Megan Mattravers Framed within a neon heart this show is an entertaining yet pedagogic demonstration of queer,...

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...