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…

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…

Woyzeck

I had been waiting for months to see Woyzeck at the Old Vic. Georg Büchner’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…

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…