Divine Chaos Of Starry Things Review

White Bear Theatre 25 April – 20 May.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick After a cursory (and ultimately unnecessary) glimpse of the fall of the Paris Commune in 1871, Paul Mason’s play imagines the convicted female revolutionaries’ lives as both prisoners and colonists on New Caledonia. Louise Michel’s revolutionary zeal and vision of social, racial and […]

Octopus Review

York Theatre Royal – 28 April 2107.  Reviewed by Marcus Richardson Octopus, is a modern play set post Brexit, exploring the issues what it means to British and how we classify people.  Set in an Identification Office there are three women; Sara, Sarah and Scheherazade, all from different backgrounds and all have even more different […]

Knights of Music Review

  Edinburgh Playhouse – 28th April 2017.  Reviewed by Linda McLaughlan    I arrived at Edinburgh Playhouse unsure of what to expect from the evening, would there be dancing, musical performances or a more relaxed feel to the evening. Form the very first chord I was enticed into the wonderful world of musical theatre, jazz,& rock […]

Dirty Butterfly Review

The Bread & Roses Theatre 27 April – 13 May.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Bread & Roses’ revival of Dirty Butterfly is an intense and powerful production that holds no punches. Neighbours Jo, Amelia and Jason are all suffering because of Jo’s abusive partner. Through their thin bedroom walls, Jason and Amelia can hear everything. […]

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Review

York Theatre Royal – until 6 May 2017.  Reviewed by Marcus Richardson ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ is early feminism in a romantic novel turned play. Originally written by Anne Bronte, one of the three Bronte sisters, the book has been adapted to stage by Deborah McAndrew.   As it came to the York Theatre Royal […]


DERREN BROWN SET TO MESMERISE AUDIENCES WITH LATEST STAGE PHENOMENON   Derren Brown, the multi award-winning master of psychological illusion is making a triumphant return to Newcastle Theatre Royal with his latest stage presentation Underground (Mon 7 – Wed 9 Aug ’17).   The nation’s favourite dark manipulator of magic and mind control transfixed full […]


LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES AND RADA LAUNCH CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR THE LET BURSARY A VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO THE AWARD FROM KATHERINE KELLY HERE AND OLIVER LANSLEY HERE Today, Les Enfants Terribles and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first ever LET Bursary. RADA graduate Katherine Kelly(Coronation Street, Happy […]

Hedda Gabler tickets on sale now!

NATIONAL THEATRE TO TOUR IBSEN’S MASTERPIECE HEDDA GABLER A NEW VERSION BY PATRICK MARBER DIRECTED BY IVO VAN HOVE UK Tour October 2017 – March 2018 Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre, the NT will tour its acclaimed production of Hedda Gabler throughout the UK. Beginning at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 2 […]