Sh!it-faced Shakespeare – Hamlet

I’ve heard a lot about the Shitfaced Shakespeare shows, but am usually unable to attend them as they are set to start a little earlier than most shows in the West End and work keeps me from making it in time. I’ve previously seen the offshoot Oliver With A Twist and thought it was very…

Dark Sublime

Last week a friend invited me to see Dark Sublime at the Trafalgar Studios with her. I’ve been wanting to see this as it caters to my sci-fi geekdom, so was very excited to tag along. Dark Sublime follows the story of Marianne, an actress struggling to make ends meet, and her superfan Oli. Oli,…

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

As I had never seen it on stage before, I jumped at the chance to see Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for it’s new London run. I bought tickets for the first preview night, grabbed a friend, and off we went. I was very curious to see how much this musical was updated and…

Lola’s Underground Casino

On Tuesday night I was invited to check out the press night of Lola’s Underground Casino at the Hippodrome. The downstairs bar has been newly outfitted with a large, curved screen behind a raised stage and the Lola team are promising “extraordinary performances more easily seen than believed” as well as a “groundbreaking new theatrical…

Everyone’s Talking About Jamie

I’ve been wanting to see Everyone’s Talking About Jamie for a while, but never got around to it. Finally, a friend took it upon himself to queue up early in the morning to grab day seats for us, so I joined him in the evening to see the show. The musical is inspired by the…

Great British Mysteries – 1599

After having seen Great British Mysteries in their Edinborough previews two years ago (you can check out my review here) I’ve been wanting to see their prequel 1599 since I first heard about it. I finally got the chance when they had a short run at the Soho Theare. Olive Bacon and Teddy Tyrell are…

Rosmersholm

I had the great luck to be given two tickets to see Rosmersholm at short notice, I’d been itching to see Hayley Atwell live and this was the perfect opportunity. Written in 1886 by Henrik Ibsen, Rosmersholm is set in a small town somewhere in Norway on the brink of a political revolution. The play…

Admissions

I was lucky enough to snag a ticket for Admissions at the Trafalgar Studios through a friend who wasn’t able to attend anymore. I had been wanting to book seats for this new play, so was very happy to take the offered ticket. Admissions is a new play about diversity and privilege. Sherri, played by…

Betrayal

I was lucky enough to snag a handful of pre-sale tickets for Betrayal as part of the Pinter At The Pinter series. The play stars Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, and is directed by Jamie Lloyd. The show runs 90 minutes without an interval at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The story of Betrayal…

Waitress

As there was a huge hubbub about Waitress finally coming to London, I felt I really needed to see it. I am not a fan of rom coms and films in that vein in general, so I had some hesitation, but I got the tickets as a Christmas present, so there you go! The musical…

All About Eve

I was quite excited to have snagged a ticket to see All About Eve during the preview phase of the play. Unfortunately they decided to run the previews without an interval, which is an uncomfortable decision for a play that runs almost two and a half hours. This probably contributed quite a bit to my…

SIX

I finally got to see it! I’ve heard SO MUCH about SIX, everyone and their mum recommended it to me, and I finally grabbed tickets. The Queens are back! Six is a musical about the famous six wives of Henry VIII, catapulted into the 21st century to take back control and rewrite their stories. A…