Summer Street

Where can a small group of people be victims of a deadly plague, a tsunami, a poisonous spider bite, or an earthquake? That’s right, an Aussie soap! In this case, the fictional musical soap opera Summer Street. The show was a big hit in the 90s, finally bowing out when all bar one of its characters […]

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Matilda the Musical

Later this year, Matilda the Musical will celebrate its 8th anniversary in the West End; the show officially opened at the Cambridge Theatre in November 2011, after transferring from the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre after its world première in 2010, and later picked up seven Olivier Awards – this is still the largest haul by a musical (tying […]

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One Hundred Trillion

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey One Hundred Trillion is a series of four short plays, developed by The Dot Collective and inspired by workshops for those living with dementia. Explained in the bar beforehand – by our guide, a man with a cane and only a slightly crazed look in his eye – is the ethos […]

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Neck or Nothing

The latest play from the minds of Fledgling Theatre Company’s Callum Cameron and Christopher Neels is Neck or Nothing – an 85-minute affair that takes the cult documentary Project Grizzly as its main inspiration, seeking to explore mental health issues in men. It first ran at the Pleasance and then at Greenwich Theatre’s studio space, supported by […]

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INK Festival: Feast from the East

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Feast from the East is a series of eight short plays from INK Festival, showcasing the playwriting talent from East Anglia; they’re on the road and in London. There are a couple of heavy hitters in there too; Richard Curtis (Love Actually, most good Hugh Grant films) has penned a play […]

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Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

“The game is afoot!” Blackeyed Theatre are back on tour with another adaptation of a classic work of literature – this time writer & director Nick Lane has turned to Arthur Conan Doyle, tackling Sherlock Holmes’ The Sign of Four. This is the second full novel featuring the famous detective, following on from A Study […]

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Globe 2019: Henriad Trilogy Day

When the new season was announced, I have to admit I was rather pleased; not only were we finally about to see some history plays in the main Globe Theatre, but I’d also get to tick off another couple from the Shakespeare list while I was at it. When the RSC brought their Henry cycle to […]

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