The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Saint Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Saint Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

What better place is there to put on a play set in the surroundings of a cathedral than in the surroundings of a church? A church nicknamed ‘The Actors’ Church’ in fact. The setting was used well in this promenade production as we moved around the churchyard, although it was perhaps most fitting at the…

Review of Absolute Hell by Rodney Ackland | National Theatre

Review of Absolute Hell by Rodney Ackland | National Theatre

When we think of World War II we, of course, think of life in that period as absolute hell. Everything about it from the concentration camps to the death and destruction of the blitz is devastating. But we rarely think about what happened next, because, in reality, an event like that doesn’t happen in isolation,…

Off The King’s Road at Jermyn Street Theatre – Review
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Off The King’s Road at Jermyn Street Theatre – Review

When Matt Bourne, a man lost in grief for his ex-wife decides to stay at a hotel ‘Off the King’s Road’ he goes on a journey he’ll never forget. Steeped in loneliness, he meets an equally lonely prostitute, Sheena, and another equally lonely widow, Ellen Mellman, and her cat, Christina. This play celebrates London but…

Review of Antigone at The Hope Theatre London
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Review of Antigone at The Hope Theatre London

One could almost say that Sophocles’ work in 400-500BC is tantamount to the birth of feminism. Giving women a voice, and more importantly, agency in their lives would have been unusual, if not unheard of, in Sophocles time, illustrated by the way in which they were brought up to be, in the words of Pericles, “inconspicuous.” The play…