DeadClub

I wasn’t sure what to expect from DeadClub, billed as an immersive dance horror performance, but I’m always up for an adventure, so I grabbed BambiBlueWho and off we went. When the doors opened, we were presented with a large, raised stage, at about chest level, with numbered standing places all around it. The stage…

The Blinding Light

The small Jermyn Street theatre knows how to put on a show. At the moment they are hosting the world premiere of The Blinding Light, a new play by Howard Brenton. The play runs 90 minutes without an interval, so aims to fully immerse you in the action. The Blinding Light tells the story of…

Dante’s Divine Comedy

The Barons Court theatre at the Curtains Up hosts small theatre productions in its cozy downstairs pub theatre. This week they are showing Dante’s Divine Comedy by So It Goes Theatre and I was lucky enough to go see this amazing production. I was a bit skeptical, as Dante’s divine comedy is such an epic…

Briefs – Close Encounters

After having seen the Briefs troup a few times before, so obviously I had to attend their new show at the Underbelly festival, Close Encounters. The Australia-based assembly of all-male burlesque performers always delivers a colourful, eccentric performance, and this one was no disappointment either! The overarching theme for this show was, as the title…

Queen Anne

The RSC’s production of Queen Anne sounded unmissable, so I had to go and see it. The play is set in 1702, with Princess Anne on the verge of becoming queen, battling with illness, mistrust, blackmail, manipulation, and deceit. She has to decide which relationships to continue and who to mistrust. The setting and costumes are absolutely…

The God Of Hell

God Of Hell, Sam Shepard’s play, was playing at the N16 Theater and sounded suitably interesting, so I wandered out to see it. The stage design was absolutely stellar, with cartoonish white furniture with black outlines. Very stylish and minimalist while being super effective. So far so good, but unfortunately it went steeply downhill from there. The…

Angels In America 

I missed out on the first batch of Angels In America tickets due to their abysmal booking system and the weirdness of having more dates for part one than part two. I definitely wanted to see both but gave up eventually because the booking system kept throwing me into queue after queue. So, when more tickets for…

The Kite Runner

I’ve been wanting to see this play for a while and finally got a chance to get tickets in late June. Khaled Husseini’s novel was so highly praised, I couldn’t wait to see the stage adaptation.  I was wondering how well a first person narrative would translate to the stage, which was beautifully done by…

Rotterdam

Rotterdam sounded intensely interesting when I first read about it, so I was very much looking forward to seeing it. I knew this was going to be difficult to watch, so I thought I was relatively well prepared, but it turns out it was so much more emotional than I was prepared for. The play…

Jack & I

Another day, another pub theatre! This time I headed to Barons Court Theatre to see Jack & I, a musical about Jack the Ripper! Combining two fascinations of mine, musicals and serial killers, I couldn’t miss this one! The theatre is tiny, so I didn’t expect a huge production, obviously this was going to be…

Terror

The poster for this production struck a chord in me and I had to buy tickets. This play is really quite something! Terror will challenge your moral code and get you talking.  The basic setting of this gripping tale is a German court room, a fighter pilot is standing trial accused of murder after he ignored clear…

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…