Shedding A Skin

“I’m afraid of the skin I’m in.” Quick out of the blocks in Soho Theatre’s re-opening season is Amanda Wilkin’s Verity Bargate Award-winning debut play, Shedding A Skin. The run has socially distanced seating, but for those who can’t attend in person there will be a live-streamed performance on Thursday 15th July. Maya is having […]

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Tuesday Newsday: 22 October 2019

Headlines Voting has opened for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Vote for anything from Most Accessible Theatre and Theatrical Event of the Year to Best Musical Direction of a New Production of a Play or Musical and Best Regional or Touring Production. Come From Away last week celebrated its 300th performance (& 300,000th visitor) by […]

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What Girls Are Made Of

“They are made of sugar and spice, And other things, not ALL nice” Last year, Cora Bissett started going through her collection of old diaries, and the end result was What Girls Are Made Of: a gig theatre piece charting her teenage years spent as an indie rock star, and the knock-on effects that experience has […]

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West End run announced for Fleabag

“Looooonddddooooonn!!   “ That’s the response from one Phoebe Waller-Bridge when FLEABAG‘s return to London was announced earlier today; succinct, yet excitable. The award-winning production will have its final ever run (of just 30 performances) at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, with Waller-Bridge herself reprising the role. It recently enjoyed a sold-out Off Broadway run at […]

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Mouthpiece

Following an acclaimed run at the Traverse Theatre, Fringe First winner Kieran Hurley’s Mouthpiece has transferred to Soho Theatre for a limited run. This two-hander, set in and around Edinburgh, delves into the world of austerity & stifled opportunities, as well as questioning how seriously theatre takes its role. Are some theatremakers only in it for their […]

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No Show

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey The lights come up on a lone performer, clutching an accordion and baring her teeth in a grin. She stands for a moment, assessing the audience and allowing the quiet in the room to go on for a few seconds past comfortable – and then she begins to play. A few […]

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Favourite shows of 2018

As I ended up seeing more different shows than last year (and almost as many in total, thanks to some repeat visits), I decided enough was enough – it’s finally time to branch out from the weird top 12 idea. Beginning with a short list of around 40 (admittedly this doesn’t sound very short), I […]

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Cuckoo

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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