Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre | Review

Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre | Review

When Ibsen wrote Rosmersholm in 1886, he looked to pit political and moral concerns of his day against each other – to engage in debate, on stage. He set his play in the midst of political upheaval; conservative politicians are being unseated, disrupted and challenged by radical and freethinking leftists. The question of equality, of…

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre | Review

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre | Review

A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre brings to life this classic Christmas story, in a very likeable and entertaining production. Narrated and acted entirely by Simon Callow, it is a warm interpretation, delivered as a good story around a fireplace on a snowy evening. There is much to enjoy here, and you leave with…

Review of Chivaree’s Crash at Camden Fringe Festival

Review of Chivaree’s Crash at Camden Fringe Festival

Having reviewed Chivaree’s outstanding show Becoming Shades, expectations were high for this follow up, Crash. And I wasn’t disappointed. Created by Edward Gosling and Laurane Marchive, the show is truly a ‘celebration’ – of eccentricity, of pushing physical limits, and of the ability to carry on in cheerful spirits – perfect for the current state of…

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Review of Food by Steve Rodgers at Finborough Theatre

Set in a takeaway off an Australian highway, Food explores the tumultuous relationship between sisters Elma (Emma Playfair) and Nancy (Lily Newbury-Freeman). With unresolved tension from their youth played out in the claustrophobic takeaway kitchen, their antipathy comes to a head with the arrival of traveller Hakan (Scott Karim). Beautifully designed and executed, Food is…