Friendsical

It may have been 15 years since Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Rachel last graced the screen together as TV’s Friends, but the hit US comedy has maintained its popularity – and continues to gain new fans, particularly since all 10 series of the show were added to Netflix last year. It couldn’t be a […]

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2019 mid-year update

Once again things started off steadily and sensibly, but then too much interesting sounding stuff (both in & out of London) came up and ended up taking over my diary… I may have again gone down in terms of the amount of shows I’ve seen in six months (103 different shows, 126 individual visits to theatres), but I […]

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Sirens

Meet Xoe, Pia & Lou – also known as the Sirens! I’m sure you’ve all heard about the seductive, man-eating bird-women from Greek mythology, who lured sailors to their deaths with their beautiful & hypnotic singing voices, right? The original femmes fatales. But what if that was all a complete pile of bullshit? That’s right, it […]

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Flux

Inspired by the centenary of partial female suffrage in 2018, Smoking Apples set themselves the challenge of telling a woman’s story, exploring the objectification of the female form by using puppets, and working with an all-female cast. Flux is the result; a 60-minute mostly visual story about Kate, a female scientist in the male-dominated labs of the […]

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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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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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Day 4: Favourite musicals

No musicals week would be complete without a list, right? So that’s what today is all about – trying to figure out what my favourite musicals are. As I’ve seen hundreds of the things now (and that’s no exaggeration), it’s a slightly more difficult prospect than you might think; there’s an increasing range of genres […]

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Wise Children (2019)

“Welcome to the wrong side of the tracks.” Emma Rice’s Wise Children began their journey back at the Old Vic in October last year, and since then they’ve been touring all across the country – from Bristol & Oxford to Chester & York. Their final week will be spent at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre (one of […]

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