United Queendom

You know when Les Enfants Terribles come up with a project it’s going to be something a little different; whether it’s inviting you down the rabbit hole for Alice’s Adventures Underground, or into the surreal world of Flies, there’s always a little twist to keep you on your toes. They’ve gone all-out with their brand […]

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Olivier Awards 2020 – nominees

Just like last year, my initial reaction has been largely positive (unlike pretty much anything to do with this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards). It’s never going to be perfect, by any means, but some of my top priority shows have got some recognition – and there have even been a selection of lovely surprises too. That […]

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Macbeth (Lazarus Theatre)

“All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” Power and glory loom large in Lazarus Theatre‘s new production of the Scottish Play, with the associated pageantry punctuating the beginning, middle & end. This particular Shakespeare play has proved very popular over recent months, its eventually tyrannical title character and the ensuing civil war clearly striking […]

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Who Cares

A pub closing down may not be the end of the world for most people (after all, even the smallest rural village can house several of them), but for someone like Jamie it’s not as simple as that. Forced into a move up north from London when the lift packed up in his council estate, […]

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Something Awful

No, I haven’t replaced a play’s title with a dismissive assessment of its contents… Something Awful is the new piece from writer/director team Tatty Hennessy and Lucy Jane Atkinson, which is inspired by the true crime story of the ‘Slenderman’ and takes its name from the forum on which the story first surfaced. Produced by […]

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Globe 2020: “This wooden O”

I really enjoyed the last summer season overall (despite now being almost completely sworn off returning to the groundling life – people are just too rude & inconsiderate for me to countenance it as a viable option), and the 2019/20 winter season has just gone above and beyond so far. The Wars of the Roses […]

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#MindTheMusicals 2020: round-up

Well that was one way to start the new year… And considering everything else going on around the same time I think I managed to cope rather well, to be honest – if you were following my diary posts and Instagram stories you’ll have a better idea! This time I began my week on a […]

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Once

Beginning life on the tightest of budgets as an indie film in 2007, Once was made into a stage musical that premièred Off-Broadway four years later and has since been produced all over the world. A new production ran at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch back in 2018, and is now heading out on a UK tour […]

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