Alan Bennett’s first new play for over five years is the latest piece to take up residency at the Bridge Theatre, under the watchful of Nicholas Hytner. It follows the limited runs of Barney Norris’ Nightfall and the Laura Linney vehicle My Name Is Lucy Barton, with the auditorium returning to its original setup after […]

Read More Allelujah!

The Laundry

With a running time of only 80 minutes, The Laundry packs a lot in as it moves to explore themes around female relationships and the bond between families. Written by Nicole Palomba, Audrey Thayer and Brandon Force, this two-act play tells the story of three generations of women and the struggles they’ve faced in life. […]

Read More The Laundry

Knights of the Rose

Since its announcement back in March, the Arts Theatre’s latest show has been causing quite a stir in the capital – from a multitude of posters, to performances at West End LIVE and a horseback photo shoot on Tower Bridge. It is now open and is due to have a fairly limited run over the […]

Read More Knights of the Rose

Cafe of the Damned

Following on from 2017 Camden Fringe smash Dark Room, Jim Mannering is back with the second in a trilogy of comic thrillers – all taking place in the same odd universe, but each a standalone piece. This time we find ourselves in a seaside café of questionable quality (the specials board simply reads: NO EGG), […]

Read More Cafe of the Damned

Fat Jewels

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Fat Jewels is a tragi-comedy following troubled youth Pat and his sexually sinister ‘family friend’ Danny as, over the course of one night, their many murky issues begin to come to light. It is at turns incredibly uncomfortable to watch and then quickly, bizarrely hilarious. The mood is set early on during […]

Read More Fat Jewels

“Their manners are more gentle-kind than of our human generation you shall find”

Well. It’s been quite a week for the theatre etiquette brigade. I’ve been meaning to write a post in this vein for some time (my original one from 2015 feels a little out-of-date now), so with everything that’s been rumbling around since Tuesday night, I thought now was the time. In case you were unaware […]

Read More “Their manners are more gentle-kind than of our human generation you shall find”

Flesh and Bone

First performed at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre in 2016, Unpolished Theatre’s production of Elliot Warren’s debut play next had a stint at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, before moving on to Adelaide Fringe – and now it’s resident at the Soho Theatre (Upstairs) for a limited run. This award-winning play is working class East London through and through, […]

Read More Flesh and Bone