The Magician’s Elephant

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is finally back open for business after its COVID-enforced closure, and what a way to make its return. The first show back, following on from their outdoor summer run of┬áThe Comedy of Errors, is the RSC’s regular new family musical: an adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant. My first time […]

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Little Shop of Horrors

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has absolutely excelled itself with this year’s programme. It’s been something of a celebration of the venue’s ability to become a site-specific performance space, beginning in Neverland for Peter Pan, before heading to The Turn of the Screw’s country house (Bly) and the Forest of Arden in this year’s Shakespeare, […]

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The Stage critic search 2016

This year I entered The Stage’s critic search, and decided to write about a show I hadn’t already reviewed. I went to the second preview of Jamie Lloyd’s Doctor Faustus and it was an, erm, interesting experience… I enjoyed the show more than I thought I would (I think my expectations were pretty low, if […]

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