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Latest Reviews

The Me Plays ☆☆

Drama - London, UK
James Cross
  A personal journey into the not-so-distant pre-digital age in the most remote and exotic streets of Wembley form the backdrop to this autobiographical pair of monologues that lead the audience...
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Fully Committed ☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Rivka Jacobson
There is something delicious in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s celebration of its 10th anniversary. Fully Committed, Becky Mode’s first play, was previously staged herein 2004. The one-man...
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The Play That Goes Wrong ☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - London, UK
Emma Hardy
The Play That Goes Wrong is completely right, if you are a lover of Chaplin, Fawlty Towers or the Chuckle Brothers. The production is a tour de force in the art of slapstick; precise choreography aided...
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The Return of the Soldier ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Richard Voyce
It’s not often that you find yourself, as a reviewer, at a loss for a way into a review, but in truth that’s precisely the position in which I find myself having just experienced The Return...
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Punk Rock ☆☆☆☆

Drama - Canterbury, UK
S. A. McCracken
There is nothing revolutionary about this student production of Punk Rock. It simply reminds us of just how good Stephens’s play is. And wow, is it worth it for Youngs’s performance in the...
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The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd ☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - London, UK
Tom Aitken
The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd was Lawrence’s second play, the first of his to be published, was written in 1912, the year after publication of his first novel. He never saw it professionally performed.   ...
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Dreamboats and Miniskirts ☆☆☆☆

Musical - Oxford, UK
Mel Cooper
If it were a matter of the performances and the musical content alone, this production would definitely deserve the full five stars. As with Dreamboats and Petticoats, the energy and talent of the young...
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Raft of the Medusa ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Kate Mounce
Critics are, with good reason, generally not invited to student performances, and I’m asked to be gentle with the final work of this year’s RADA MA Theatre Lab. The faculty really have no...
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Tess of the d’Urbervilles : A New Musical ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Sophie Nervkla
As a future English Literature undergraduate, the prospect of musical theatre and Thomas Hardy seemed an odd one to me. A Victorian novel and show tunes? However surprisingly, though, Alex Loveless’s...
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The Comedy of Errors ☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Emma Hardy
Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors brings the Globe down… quite literally. Falling columns, flying vases, broken statues, and even an attack by a giant squid colour Blanche McIntyre’s...
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Latest Interviews

Tony Green in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
It isn’t every day that we get to welcome a new performance space just twenty minutes from Waterloo, but that’s exactly what London’s leafy South-West suburbs are about to get in the...
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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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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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