Edward Bond’s Dea Review

Secombe Theatre, Sutton 26 May – 11 June. Reviewed by Claire Roderick Oh dear. Inspired by Greek tragedy, this play ends up feeling more like Carry On, Don’t Lose Your Head” – but with more (unitntentional) laughs. Edward Bond is a celebrated and respected writer, and there are glimpses of profound ideas, but it is […]

A View From Islington North Review

Arts Theatre 26 May – 2 July.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick This evening of political satire has its moments, but with 5 pieces by 5 different writers, the quality is variable. The show begins with The Mother by Mark Ravenhill. Written in 2007, the piece has lost none of its power as we watch two […]

Guys and Dolls Review

Grand Theatre, Leeds – 25 May 2016 I’ve never seen Guys and Dolls before so I’m not sure if I am upset this has passed me by or happy I have finally found this wonderful gem of a show. Set in the 1950’s with some beautiful fashions and lovely costumes, Guys and Dolls tells a […]

Gangsta Granny Review

Civic Theatre, Darlington – 24 May 2016 This hilarious and moving story from David Walliams is a story of prejudice and acceptance. Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But Ben doesn’t know […]

The Quentin Dentin Show Review

Above The Arts Theatre  16 – 28 May.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick The Quentin Dentin Show is a wonderfully weird rock musical that takes a skewed and scathing look at the foibles of modern life. Stagnating in a dead end relationship, Nat and Keith accidently summon the supernatural therapist Quentin Dentin to their flat. His […]

The Machine Stops Review

Theatre Royal, York.  Reviewed by Michelle Richardson The Machine Stops, a dystopian novella written by EM Forster in 1909, is brought to life through Neil Duffield’s new adaptation, directed by Juliet Forster (no relation) and features a soundtrack composed by John Foxx, founder member of Ultravox. Staged in the Studio of York Theatre Royal, with […]

Fringe success story about immigration heads to Theatre N16

Hounded Theatre in collaboration with the Ugle Collective present: LEFTOVERSJune 5th – 9th 2016, Theatre N16 Hounded Theatre in collaboration with the Ugly Collective present Gabrielle Sheppard’s Leftovers, now coming to Theatre N16 for the first week of June. ★★★★ “An inventive and evocative way into a very human experience” (The Stage) Elizabeth packs a […]


GUYS AND DOLLS AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE NEXT WEEK Starring Richard Fleeshman, Maxwell Caulfield and Louise Dearman     Following critical acclaim and announcing an extension in the West End, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls is heading to Yorkshire, booked for Leeds Grand Theatre next week – Tuesday 24thto Saturday 28th […]