The One @ Soho Theatre

We all like to think that our relationships are unique, and no one else knows us quite as well. But for the couple in Vicky Jones’s award-winning debut play, it may just be true. Harry (Rufus Wright) and ex-student Jo (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), play by their own rules. They use playful lies to distract them from […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Apollo Theatre

Guest Reviewer Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, Simon Stephens’s adaptation for stage does not disappoint. The minimalist stage set provides an intriguing backdrop with the focus on a large garden fork in a large dead dog. With both tension and attention achieved, the narrator’s opens the book and the story begins. The apprehension is […]

Moonlight and Magnolias @ Progress Theatre

By Rebecca Roberts Ron Hutchinson’s quick witted, heart-thumping play reveals a fast paced vulgar Hollywood system of greed and insatiable uncertainty, where no one reads and everyone is hungry. His delightfully cynical account of how Gone with the Wind is rush-written in five days in 1939 New York is splintered with anticipation for the holocaust. […]

The 8th annual WriteFest @ Progress Theatre

The night was filled with the sweet lyrics of Carol Anne Duffy, the wise words of Christopher Robin, the informed advice of Roald Dahl and some cheesy jokes – and that was just from the compere Jon Speed. Although he set the bar high, with some lofty introductions, the plays, written by local winners of […]

The Legend of Mike Smith @ The Albany

Saxophonist, Jazz composer, and rapper, Soweto Kinch, brings a fusion of jazz, hip hop and physical theatre in an hour and a half package. The plainly named Mike Smith is a signalled smirk from the talented artist, who is ironically flirting with a fictional everyman. What we get, however is a character ripe with hip-hop clichés, […]

Fleabag @ Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe

‘Fleabag’ is a modern woman. Her coarse desire for sex is insatiable, damn the consequences, with an appetite for anything: ‘lesbian’ ‘gay’ ‘gangbang’ ‘anal’ ‘swallow’. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s brilliant one-woman-performance, showcases her RADA performance training, as she populates the world around her modern anti-hero character: Fleabag, who tries to save her guinea-pig themed café. She carefully […]

Spent @ Soho Theatre

Mobile phones are normally abhorred in theatres, but not in this performance. As I enter Soho’s top floor space all nineteen cast-members are tapping away on their devices. Jodi Gray’s nine playlets brandish the strain of contemporary life. Technology consumes us and alters how we do everything, not least our relationships. The quick set changes […]