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 – 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...

Review – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Birmingham Repertory Theatre By C.S. Lewis Dramatised by Adrian Mitchell Music by Shaun Davey Directed by Tessa Walker   Reviewed by: Mary Moncrieff Long...

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 – 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- 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: 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 – 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 – 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...
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Theatre Review: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare’s Globe by William Shakespeare Directed by Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Tom Baker Turns out, a Latin setting makes for good Shakespeare. It was true for...