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Latest Reviews

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ☆ ☆ ☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Ariella Taub (age 14)
From start to finish, the hugely talented cast of Holland Park’s production of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ created an atmosphere that is magical and exciting. Upon entering...
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The Importance of Being Earnest ☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Aleksandra Sakowska
The framing device for the new adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest at Harold Pinter Theatre is so subtle that it managed to fool most of the critics into believing it offers a simple ‘theatre...
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CNTRL + ALT + DELETE ☆☆(☆)

Comedy - London, UK
Richard McKee
Emma Packer is a very good actress, and the rôle that she adopts in this one-woman performance is played with great conviction and commitment.  And authenticity.  I initially thought...
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The Last Days of Limehouse ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Luke Davies
For most of the nineteenth century and for the first half of the twentieth, Limehouse was home to London’s Chinatown. The Last Days of Limehouse stages its demise: centering on the London County...
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Natural Affection ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
S. A. McCracken
Lysette Anthony’s gripping performance cannot save Inge’s unknown play from descending into a soap opera; Christmas Special style. Let’s face it, there’s a reason this family...
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Daytona ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Rowena Hawkins
In their Brooklyn apartment on a cold December night in 1985 Elli (Maureen Lipman) and Joe (Harry Shearer), a married Jewish couple in their seventies, are preparing for a seniors' ballroom dance...
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West Side Story ☆☆☆☆

Musical - Canterbury, UK
S. A. McCracken
The revival of this classic stays true to the original while keeping it fresh and contemporary. Highlights include snappy renditions of ‘America’ and ‘Gee, Officer Krupke’, both...
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Fat Man ☆☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Becca Kaplan
The ancient world’s saddest joke, Orpheus, is back to perform his tale again for the demanding audience of Greek gods and goddesses. In a mix of stand-up comedy and desperation, Orpheus recalls...
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I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Richard Voyce
It's not often you get to pop your cherry at the grand old age of forty-six, especially not in London, however until this evening I was a virgin to both The Battersea Barge, and the show 'I...
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Circus Maximus – Final ☆☆☆(☆)

Other - London, UK
Katerina Yannouli
  Circus Maximus is Britain’s only circus acts competition, in its second year and it already shows great promise as a platform to introduce and develop new circus acts. The winners get...
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Latest Interviews

Julian Anderson in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
Julian Anderson is a distinguished composer whose works to date include The Discovery of Heaven (which received the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award) and Harmony, which received its premiere at the opening...
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Mario Rizzo in conversation with Aparna Halpé

Aparna Halpé
Mario Rizzo, famous for his eccentric innovative approach to tango, takes the stage as the Duende in Arrabal, directed by Sergio Trujillo, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bajofondo, and choreography...
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Katy Lipson in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
Manchester-born producer Katy Lipson has been a steadily growing force to be reckoned with on the London theatre scene now for the past three or four years, developing a reputation for being a champion...
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Latest Articles

Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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