Drunk Women Solving Crime

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey I’ve never been to a live podcast recording before so I had a little trepidation going into Drunk Women Solving Crime, not knowing quite what to expect. Luckily the format, while sounding slightly niche, is universally pretty funny and easy to digest: three funny women sit around a table, drinking gin and […]

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Day 4: For the Record

Following an acclaimed run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Toby Thompson brings his current show For the Record to the Pleasance for one night only – it plays as part of the Caledonian Express series of Edinburgh transfers. Thompson is a spoken word & poetry writer and performer, described by Kate Tempest as “the […]

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Pickle Jar

Maddie Rice (star of the recent tour of Fleabag) brings her debut play Pickle Jar to Soho Theatre, following on from an acclaimed engagement at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Kate Pesskin directs this 70-minute one woman show, which touches on victim-blaming, grief and being a responsible adult – it is currently in the middle […]

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A Very Very Very Dark Matter

We’re all familiar with many of the works of Hans Christian Andersen, whether in their diluted Disney format or in all their dark & unforgiving glory. But what if he wasn’t the one who actually wrote all of those stories? What if he, and another acclaimed writer of the day, in fact exploited a pair […]

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Jericho’s Rose

Following on from There’s No Place Like and One Last Thing (For Now), Althea Theatre return with a new production – this time a one-woman show entitled Jericho’s Rose, running at The Hope Theatre in Islington. As ever, the company have both national and international topics embedded at the core of their work (including the continuing […]

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Missed The Boat: Fleabag

You may know this one from the BBC Three TV series that was produced in 2016, but in actual fact Fleabag’s story began with a one-woman play from the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which subsequently transferred to Soho Theatre. Phoebe Waller-Bridge won the Fringe First Award for the show in 2013, as well as The […]

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Wise Children

If you’ve read Angela Carter’s final novel, Wise Children, you’ll understand just how gargantuan an undertaking it would be to adapt for the stage – but when the person taking on that challenge is Emma Rice, you can be certain it’s a match made in heaven. Thematically and content-wise it is an ideal piece of work […]

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Side Show (Bromley Players)

Based on the lives of conjoined twins & stage performers Violet & Daisy Hilton, Side Show was written by Bill Russell (with music from Henry Krieger) and was first performed on Broadway in 1997; the show had its UK première at Southwark Playhouse two years ago. With hit film The Greatest Showman in the back of their […]

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The Distance You Have Come

Move over, jukebox musicals, for in The Distance You Have Come we have what I’m going to call a ‘jukebox song cycle’. Because it’s not what I’d call a musical, by any means, but it’s also not strictly what I understand a song cycle to be; usually song cycles are individual numbers that are designed to be […]

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Macbeth (Merely Theatre)

“Something wicked this way comes…” It’s Merely Theatre, as they tour their brand new production of the Scottish Play in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. Macbeth is an incredibly popular Shakespearean choice this year (I’ve now seen four versions already in 2018, with the Globe’s winter season offering still to come), with thoughts of […]

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