Review of Love and Other Acts of Violence at Donmar Warehouse

Review of Love and Other Acts of Violence at Donmar Warehouse

There had, I thought to myself, be some acts of violence to witness in a show called Love and Other Acts of Violence. With hindsight (I am not wholly convinced it is necessarily a ‘benefit’), it was quite a ridiculous thought, but then a title like this evokes all sorts of musings, at least in…

Giles Terera performs the world premiere of Black Matter | Review

Giles Terera performs the world premiere of Black Matter | Review

Amidst the anger and ferocity sparked by the pandemic and other events, there have been calls for civility and carefully considered responses. Black Matter is just the ticket, addressing topical issues head-on and in a manner that, seemingly effortlessly, strikes a balance between telling it like it is and remaining positive in the face of…

Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre | Review

Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre | Review

I’ve been reliably informed that if I had seen the movie, I would most likely have remembered it – for good or for ill. But seeing a show ‘blind’ without exposure to its previous motion picture incarnation has its plus points, most notably not having any preconceptions or notions as to what to expect. That…

Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

The long timeline in Leopoldstadt allows for a comprehensive narrative, spanning from 1899 to 1955 in Vienna, Austria. A cast of forty-one, including fifteen children – this is an ambitious production. Come the interval, by which point the story has reached 1924, it is obvious to pretty much all and sundry that the good times…