Woman Before A Glass

Tom Littler opens his second season as artistic director of Jermyn Street Theatre with the UK première of Lanie Robertson’s Woman Before A Glass. As befits the Scandal season, it is about infamous art collector & socialite Peggy Guggenheim – also apt as the theatre is not too far away from where she opened her gallery […]

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Bunny

Fabricate Theatre are currently in the middle of a run of Olivier Award-winning Jack Thorne’s Bunny, playing for a short time at Tristan Bates Theatre. They had a successful run of this play at the White Bear Theatre, and the play itself was first performed in 2010, winning Thorne the Fringe First Award. A one-woman show, […]

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Wine

LAGO Theatre‘s latest play (written by Jack West) has just begun a short run at Covent Garden’s Tristan Bates Theatre. The company is made up of LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) graduates, and have previously produced a couple of other plays: Revelation 1:18 and No Help Sent. Mark and Sam, former partners, are embarking […]

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Favourite shows of 2017

Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year, it’s almost a question of picking some of the shows out of a hat to be able to split […]

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Worst shows of 2017

Inevitably you remember the awful shows more, as they stick out in a sea of good and brilliant productions. Obviously when you see around 200 different shows you’re bound to come across a few duff ones, but I’m pleased to say that nearly all of the bad shows I saw can be found in this […]

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End of 2017 report

With Sunny Afternoon officially off the radar (I’d kept Wimbledon in mind, but timing & prices sealed it), 2017 was set to revolve almost entirely around the Globe. There was also the tiny thing of my solo trip to New York to think about early on… Despite a slow, measured start, I upped the pace […]

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Favourite performances of 2017

This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times… So I’ve had incredible difficulty here. That was part of my reasoning as far as Mind the Advent 2017 was concerned; […]

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Mind the Advent 2017

You know what time of year it is – so I’ve just been through another Mind the Advent countdown! Time for another #MindTheAdvent! This time I'm celebrating some of the amazing performers I've seen in 2017, so without further ado… — Mind the Blog (@Mind_the_Blog) December 1, 2017 As I’ve seen a personal best number […]

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Hamilton

“And the world’s gonna know your name…” Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, the name Alexander Hamilton has been firmly reestablished in the American consciousness – and is steadily taking the world by storm, with London’s West End the latest opening for hit musical Hamilton. After a bit of a delay, the show has now officially opened […]

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