SHIDA: Written and Performed by Jeannette Bayardelle | Review

Shida is a new musical based on the true story of a girl growing up in the Bronx, a tough neighbourhood of New York in the nineties. As the eponymous character ages from nine into her twenties, we meet her mother, aged English teacher, her best friend and other assorted characters. These are all well-defined, … Read moreSHIDA: Written and Performed by Jeannette Bayardelle | Review

Review of The Ruffian On The Stair at The Hope Theatre

TROTS 2 at The Hope Theatre. Anthony Orme.

Joe Orton’s The Ruffian On The Stair was originally a radio play first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in August 1964 and based on a novel The Boy Hairdresser which was written by Orton and his partner (and his murderer), Kenneth Halliwell. The title is taken from a poem by William Ernest Henley: “Madam … Read moreReview of The Ruffian On The Stair at The Hope Theatre