Review of Opia Theatre’s Unnatural Selection

There’s no dramatis personae provided for the audience at Unnatural Selection, itself a statement about how people, and arguably younger ladies in particular, are under pressure to conform to what is considered appropriate conduct. But more than that, this show puts forward the idea of a future dystopia in which population control is conducted by a method that … Read more

Review of The Alchemist at The Rose Playhouse London

The Alchemist

This energetic and vibrant Mercurius production condenses the five acts of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist into 90 minutes – by comparison the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production, which at the time of writing is playing in Stratford-upon- Avon and transfers to the Barbican Theatre in London in September 2016, runs at 2 hours and 20 minutes not including interval. … Read more