My Stage is the World

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive

A Critique of Criminality

Review of Crime and Punishment at the Brockley Jack – 9th February 2017

The Brockley Jack sees many productions, yet for me it is always those that are bleak and dark that work the best in this intimate space. Those with fewer actors add to the tension, with the audience’s focus never leaving each character, constantly scrutinising in an attempt to understand them. Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s in a name?

Review of Dead Funny – Vaudeville Theatre

British comedians are definitely up there among the world’s greats. Stretching back through the years we’ve seen Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Kenneth Williams – all great entertainers who made us laugh, despite their own lives being far from perfect. Never forget – laughter is a powerful thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am not what I am

Review of Othello at Above the Gatehouse 

O, beware, my lord of jealousy; 
It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

Jealousy, betrayal and misguided trust can only lead to tragedy. In Othello, Shakespeare weaves a web of lies and deceit that inevitably result in a bloody denouement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who was Antonio Salieri?

Review of Amadeus at The National Theatre

When one thinks of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it is perhaps as a child genius, or even as one of the greatest composers ever. What we may consider less is who he really was, how he acted and how his contemporaries perceived him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Always keep your cards close to your chest…

Review of Poker Face – King’s Head Theatre – 17th October 2017

Political unrest. Family politics. Christmas. The scene is set for drama. But Poker Face is not just a drama of today, but of the past as family history meets young love and three stories become intertwined. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lord what fools these mortals be…

Review of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

What is real? What is imagined? Read the rest of this entry »

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And that’s why I’m not Carrie Bradshaw…

Review of Katie Brennan – Quarter-Life Cabaret

Life as a millennial can be a struggle. We’re¬†independent, career-focused and yet so determined to see the world that we will never, repeat never, be able to buy our own house.

Well, perhaps not every millennial, but certainly those of us that refuse to move out of London. So we drink our gin and prosecco, spend our free time (and money) at pop-up restaurants, Secret Cinema, and immersive challenge games. Oh and travelling. Obvs. Read the rest of this entry »

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No amount of DJs could save this show…

Review of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

A picturesque Ibiza setting with David Hasselhoff and Shane Richie Junior… Let’s be perfectly honest, it was never going to go well. Fake tan, fake accents and fake enthusiasm, plus an appalling attempt at a storyline and some very odd mash-ups.¬† Read the rest of this entry »

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Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye…

Review of Goodnight Mister Tom

Not many books manage to make me cry. In fact, very few things do. However, when I first read Goodnight Mister Tom the characters and their relationships tugged at my emotions and I sobbed. Well, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. Anyway, the point is that it became one of my favourite books and I read it at least once a year.

So, naturally, any stage production had a lot to live up to and I was curious how the story would be presented on stage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stagey singing sensations – nominees for the Wilma Awards announced

10805636_10152506094437717_1269199301461559349_nCalling all divas, stagey types and West End wannabes – get Friday 30th October in your diary!

Yes that’s right, the lovely West End Wilma is back with her stagey awards to celebrate the best that London theatre has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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