What if Hitler wrote a children’s novel?

World Book day was on Thursday: an annual event which passes most adults by. But for children it is the one day in the school calendar when the fantasy of book spills into reality. School children nationwide celebrated with elaborate costumes, carefully put together by keen parents. And in Kingston it was no different. Pictures […]

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 […]

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 Edinburgh Fringe Hangover

Leaving Edinburgh Fringe is like suffering from a massive hangover. You’ll try and piece it together, ask yourself why you went, and promise yourself never again. Edinburgh Fringe is the calendar event of the year for the Arts. Despite the phenomenal cost attached to the yearly Fringe, Arts enthusiast and hopefuls flock in their thousands. […]

In the Beginning was the End @ Somerset House

Despite the lack of formal scripting, the new play by Dreamthinkspeak has a clear and definite voice. It says without any hesitation: ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.’ Book of Revelation: Chapter 22; verse 13 So we are tossed between moments of regeneration and destruction as […]

2013 Theatre Festival Calendar

In the break of a New Year there are torrents of reviews telling you what to watch out for 2013 in Theatres, mainly London-based shows from high acclaimed Theatres and companies. Yet how about fringe shows: New writing, new companies and new exciting voices reaching the stage. It is customary to wait for the famous […]