Uncle Vanya

In early February I ventured out to see Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre with a friend. I had heard a lot of great things about this production, so was very much looking forward to see it. Uncle Vanya is on at the Harold Pinter theatre until the 2nd of May. The stage design…

Nora: A Doll’s House

On the first Monday in March I was invited to see Nora: A Doll’s House at the Young Vic theatre. I was a bit apprehensive at first, as the summary given and the poster make it seem like quite a stark play and I wasn’t sure if I could stomach it with having had a…

Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland

On Tuesday I ventured down to the Old Red Lion Theatre to see the three-play production Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland. Despite being a very small theatre, I really like the Old Red Lion. Their upstairs theatre room is quite intimate as the wooden benches are very close to the stage area. I’ve seen…

Cyrano De Bergerac

I got to see the new production of Cyrano De Bergerac during the previews and even got a seat upgrade for the evening. It’s such a well-known story that’s been done so many times, I was quite interested in seeing how this adaptation differed and if it would take things in a different direction. The…

Love, Loss & Chianti

Friday night saw the press night of Love, Loss & Chianti, a double bill of works by acclaimed poet Christopher Reid. Currently showing at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, Love, Loss & Chianti runs two hours, including a 20 minute interval, and is on until the 17th May. The first poem, A Scattering, is a…

God’s Dice

In November I went down to the Soho Theatre to see God’s Dice, a new play by David Baddiel about the power of belief in our modern world, and the quest for truth. It sounded like an interesting juxtaposition of belief in god and belief in science, so I grabbed a friend and went to…

Solaris

In late October I ventured out to Hammersmith to see the brand new production of Solaris at the Lyric Hammersmith, which is a rare treat as not a lot of sci-fi makes it to the stage for adaptation. Based on the well-known novel by the same name, the play revolves around the occupants of a…

The Wolves In The Walls

Though I was not in the company of children in the appropriate age range, I really needed to experience this one! Another play based on the work of one of my favourite authors, not something to be missed. So I grabbed a friend and headed out to see The Wolves In The Walls at the…

The Snail And The Whale

Just before my Christmas holiday, I got to take the kids I nanny to see The Snail And The Whale by Tall Stories. We’ve seen another of their shows earlier in the year and absolutely loved it, so we were looking forward to seeing one of our favourite book brought to life. To frame the…

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

As my fist play of the year, I went to see The Ocean At The End Of The Lane at the National Theatre. As a big fan of Neil Gaiman’s work, I was very excited to see how this story would translate to the stage. Book adaptations are always an interesting thing, aren’t they. It…

For The Sake Of Argument

On Wednesday I headed down to the Bridewell Theatre to see For The Sake Of Argument, a new play by Harry Darell. The play focuses on Eleanor Hickock, a writer with strong political opinions, and a mourning mother searching for answers and understanding. The stage design is simple enough, with a basic pub setup on…

Lullabies For The Lost & The Delights Of Dogs And The Problems Of People

The Old Red Lion Theatre is currently hosting two plays by Rosalind Blessed, showing alternately until the 1st of February. I was treated to a double-showing on Thursday night, starting with Lullabies For The Lost, a 1hr 45min play focussing on mental health and human struggles. The play is set in a mental limbo of…