Thursday, May 25, 2017

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...

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 – 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 – You Tweet My Face Space

You Tweet My Face Space Writer/Producer: Tom Hartwell Director: Anne Stoffels  The Bedford, Balham (Theatre N16) Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, meet David. He’s addicted to Facebook and...

Theatre Review – See Bob Run

See Bob Run The Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham Written by Daniel MacIvor Directed by Scott Le Crass Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom See Bob Run by Daniel MacIvor follows Bob...

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....