A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic 2023 | Review

A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic 2023 | Review

This isn’t the only production of A Christmas Carol to become a London seasonal institution in recent years – there’s also Antic Disposition’s production, usually at Middle Temple Hall, a venue steeped in centuries of history. Here, The Old Vic is reconfigured from its usual proscenium arch seating layout into a sprawling but lean stage…

Lizzie the Musical at Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Lizzie the Musical at Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Lizzie Andrew Borden (1860-1927) (Lauren Drew), as this production would have it, triumphed over adversity by getting her own back on a terrible father who mistreated her. The punishment, however, wasn’t proportionate to the crime. On 4th August 1892, she took an axe to her father, Andrew Jackson Borden (1822-1892) and stepmother, Abby Durfee Gray…

Review of Annie Get Your Gun at Lavender Theatre

Review of Annie Get Your Gun at Lavender Theatre

The opening scenes do nothing to push back against the caricature of certain Americans like Annie Oakley (SuRie) learning how to operate guns even before they are fully literate. Other elements in Herbert and Dorothy Fields’ book, revised by Peter Stone, provoke some telling responses from a contemporary audience. When the Chief Sitting Bull (a…