It’s getting on for a year and a half since a wave of sexual abuse allegations were first made against American film producer Harvey Weinstein, which led to his disgrace and arrest – he is due to go on trial this spring. Following on from these allegations, the #MeToo hashtag reappeared and the Time’s Up […]

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In Conversation With Graham Norton

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey In Conversation With Graham Norton explains itself fairly succinctly in its title – Mark desperately needs someone to talk to and the only person he can find happens to be a framed photo of Graham Norton, balanced on a radio. Through the 55-minute runtime we hear Mark’s inner monologue as he ranges […]

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An Enemy of the People

Opening up Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ Essential Classics season for 2019 is a new production of Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People, which is itself adapted from a play of the same name by Henrik Ibsen. The play has a limited run at the Union Theatre, prior to Offenbach’s Can-Can! and Shakespeare’s Othello, […]

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Jack Dawkins

If someone says Oliver Twist to you, the chances are you’ll immediately think of the 1960 Lionel Bart musical Oliver!, Victorian London, and the Artful Dodger. The latter is the subject of a new sequel to Oliver Twist, written by Terry Ward. In Charles Dickens’ original, Dodger (real name Jack Dawkins) remains fairly anonymous in many ways; […]

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Caroline, or Change

Following not one, but two recent acclaimed runs (first at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre in 2017, followed by a limited engagement at Hampstead Theatre earlier this year), Michael Longhurst’s production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical Caroline, or Change now makes its mark on London’s West End, taking up residence at the Playhouse Theatre until next spring. […]

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Murder For Two

Everyone loves a good murder mystery: The Mousetrap’s uninterrupted West End run and the constant stream of detective series & Agatha Christie screen adaptations attest to this. But with all this already available, how can you stand out from the crowd? Enter Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, with Murder For Two. Beginning life Off Broadway […]

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Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Imagine your typical romantic costume drama: gazing into the middle distance, extended pauses in conversation, frequent flashbacks & dream sequences, and forbidden love. Now imagine that Mel Brooks has got his hands on it – the result is Happy Idiot’s Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Written by company co-founder Lawrence Russell, it’s a version of the D.H. […]

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Seussical the Musical

Take a trip into the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss this Christmas, as Immersion Theatre bring a brand new production of Seussical the Musical to Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited run. Playing the Large, it’s one of two alternative festive offerings at the theatre this year, as The Night Before Christmas opens in the […]

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Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Cuckoo is a fairly timeless story – it charts a few days in the lives of teenage best friends Iona and Pingu as they wrestle with who they are and where they fit in within the strict social hierarchy of their tiny Irish suburb, Crumlin. Iona (Catriona Ennis) is an explosive […]

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