Phoenix Dance Return To Their Roots

PHOENIX AT HOME: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE CHOREOGRAPHERS   27-30 September, Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to its home stage in September with a performance that celebrates the exceptional female talent within the company. Led by Artistic Director and Yorkshire Woman of the Year, Sharon Watson, the evening promises […]

Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales Review

Leicester Square Theatre 8 July – 3 September.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic children’s stories return to the stage this summer in a delightful and charming show. Beginning with a prolonged non-verbal section where the cast excitedly explore the set and boxes of props – drawing a bemused “Why won’t […]

London Premiere of Talk Radio comes to the Old Red Lion, Aug – Sept 2017

Talk RadioOld Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJTuesday 29th August – Saturday 23rd September 2017 This autumn, the team behind No Villain return to the Old Red Lion with Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated Talk Radio. Thirty years after its inaugural production in New York, this play explores the not-so-hidden prejudices in […]

The Taming of the Shrew Review

Jack Studio Theatre 18 July – 5 August.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick The Taming of the Shrew is one of those plays that can cause bitter arguments. I have met many women who are adamant that the play should not be performed anymore, citing its misogyny and scenes of subjugation, torture and reprogramming. My argument […]

Sheep Review

The White Bear, Kennington – until 5 August 2017.  Reviewed by Brian Gordon The White Bear is an intimate venue with no more than 40 people above this idyllic idol pub in South West, London. Nothing fancy, just seating platforms, great sound and lighting and no stage. The audience can feel and breath the performance. […]

The God of Hell Review

Theatre N16 12 July – 5 August.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Craft Theatre’s production of The God of Hell is a timely and provocative satire that will spark much debate. Sam Shepard’s “take off on Republican fascism” may have seemed over the top in 2005, now the laughs are tinged with the uneasy feeling that […]

The Wedding Singer Review

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield – until 22 July.  Reviewed by Dawn Smallwood Based on the 1998 smash hit film, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer is embarking on a current UK Tour, which includes a stop at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre. Set in the 1980s, the story is about Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns) who […]

Addams Family Review

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton – until 29 July.  Reviewed by Karen Millington Burnet We arrived in Southampton to torrential rain, thunder and lightening criss-crossing the sky – a wonderfully atmospheric start to The Addams Family; we were in the mood for a great family outing! Arriving at the front door to the Mayflower soaked to the […]

Disco Pigs Review

Trafalgar Studios 12 July – 19 August.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick 20 years after its British premiere, Disco Pigs still packs a punch. Under John Haidar’s inspired direction, Enda Walsh’s story about an intense and unhealthy relationship pulsates with energy and bravado. Pig (Colin Campbell) and Runt (Evanna Lynch) are celebrating their 17th birthdays. Born […]