Holy Crap

I love pub theatres! The King’s Head theatre is a decent little example of a perfectly acceptable pub theatre that hosts quirky little shows. One of those shows is Holy Crap, a heavenly new comedy musical. Apart from the name and poster, I had no idea what to expect; anything I could have come up with could never…

Hamlet

I missed out on the sold out Almeida run of this production, so when the move to the West End was announced, I scrambled to grab tickets. I love a well done Hamlet production and this one is absolutely superb! Robert Icke’s production sees Hamlet modernised and traditional all at once, with a very modern stage and…

Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour

I was given the chance to see Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour with seats right on the stage, so obviously I jumped at the opportunity.  The stage is set up with a band on a raised platform set back in the middle, bar style seating on both sides, and space for the performers in the middle front…

The 49

I read about The 49, the new play by Gary Thomas,  and was immediately intrigued, a play in honour of the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting could be great or horrendous, depending on how the topic is handled, so I had to see for myself.  The play is very pared down, with just one large sofa…

Bat Out Of Hell

When I heard that the new Bat Out Of Hell musical was coming to town, I jumped to book tickets. I knew I didn’t want to miss this one. How could I resist Jim Steinman/Meatloaf’s greatest hits packaged into a dystopian musical! I was absolutely not wrong! From the startling, sudden start through to the very last note,…

Death Of The King

This ImmerCity event, organised through Love Popups London, sounded like an amazing murder mystery, so we had to try it out! Here’s how they advertised it on the event page: A psychologically thrilling immersive mystery awaits you deep under the streets of London, in the basement of an old abandoned rug factory. In 1983 the era of punk,…

Woyzeck

I had been waiting for months to see Woyzeck at the Old Vic. Georg B├╝chner’s unfinished play is such a visceral, interesting portrait of struggle, I was quite excited to see Jack Thorne’s new, modernised interpretation. Unfortunately it didn’t quite live up to my excitement.  The story is transformed and modernised to show the struggle of…

Beauty And The Beast

I recently got to see Jellyfish Theatre‘s production of Beauty and the Beast at Barons Court Theatre. The venue is a small theatre close to Barons Court station, just down a flight of stairs in a gorgeous neighbourhood pub. The staff there were incredibly friendly and they have big comfy sofas to sit on. Jellyfish Theatre put on…

Horror

When I first heard about Jakop Ahlbom’s Horror presented by Sadlers Wells, I was intrigued. A horror film produced for the stage? Count me in! Horror tells the story of a young woman returning to her family home with two friends to discover what happened to her older sister. The play is eerie and unsettling from the…

Love In Idleness

Last week we went to see Love in Idleness during its limited run at the Apollo Theatre, starring Eve Best and Antony Head.  The theatre itself is one of the more gorgeous ones, with grandiose decorarions in red and gold and all the grandeur of an old theatre. I love visiting these old theatres, while the seats…

The Braille Legacy

I was fortunate to get to see The Braille Legacy at the Charing Cross Theatre this week. The theatre is located directly in The Arches at Charing Cross and is relatively small. Unfortunately the staff was very reserved and not in the least helpful to patrons, but this is no fault of the production itself, so let’s put that…

The Girls

Yesterday I had a chance to see the new musical The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre. I’ve heard good things about it and wanted to check it out for myself, so off I went to the side entrance of the Phoenix Theatre and climbed all those stairs all the way to the top. We had a gorgeous…