Sleeping Beauty Review

Sunderland Empire Theatre, 9 – 31 December 2016 Empire Theatre Sunderland’s annual pantomime, this year, comes from the reliable UK Productions stable providing all the traditional ingredients such a glitzy show should offer. Sleeping Beauty was warmly received by a packed auditorium of excited youngsters on press night Sleeping Beauty tells the well-known story of a […]

The Screwtape Letters Review

Park Theatre 8 December – 7 January.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Dramatising CS Lewis’ epistolary novel is a huge task, especially as it deals with now archaic Christian dogma. Fellowship for Performing Arts (whose mission is to present theatre from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience) have made an admirable attempt, with some […]

The Cat in the Hat Review

Pleasance Theatre 6 December – 2 January,  Reviewed by Claire Roderick The Cat in the Hat is a perfect Christmas treat for younger children. Dr Seuss’ best known book is brought to anarchic life in this revival of the National Theatre production full of wit and wonder. On a rainy afternoon, Sally and her brother […]

MUTED – A New British Musical Review

The Bunker 7 December – 7 January,  Reviewed by Claire Roderick The Bunker’s inaugural season continues with MUTED, a stunning show that has obviously been a labour of love for Tim Prottey-Jones, Sarah Henley and Tori Allen-Martin throughout its long genesis. MUTED has a simple plot, told sparingly. Just as his band Lost Boy was […]

Edinburgh sell-out one-woman family drama comes to VAULT Festival in February 2017

Impi Theatre Company presents:THE SOUTH AFREAKINSFebruary 15th – February 19th 2017, VAULT Festival After a critically acclaimed, sell-out performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, Robyn Paterson’s one-woman family drama The South Afreakins transfers to the Vaults Festival in February 2017. Inspired by Paterson’s own parents’ experience of emigrating from South Africa to New Zealand, […]

Lazarus Legacy Season begins with the return of our ★★★★★ Caucasian Chalk Circle!

LAZARUS THEATRE COMPANY Press Release * Lazarus Theatre’s ★★★★★ sell-out production of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle returns for a strictly limited run at The Greenwich Theatre! The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht Translated by Frank McGuinness A girl must make a choice… to take the child and run, or leave him behind in the […]

New glam rock science fiction musical about space travel at the VAULT Festival this February

Hannah Elsy Productions presents:SUMMER NIGHTS IN SPACEFebruary 15th – February 19th 2017, VAULT Festival Coming to the VAULT Festival in February 2017, Hannah Elsy Productions presents a new science fiction musical odyssey from the creators of critically acclaimed rock musical The Quentin Dentin Show. Summer Nights in Space is a glam space rock musical rooted […]