The Hurly Burly Show Review Duchess Theatre

The Hurly Burly Show July 2012

Burlesque has been performed since the 1860s and is currently enjoying a revival! Tonight’s entertainment promises to be full of silliness, sexiness, sauciness, and outrageousness!! The Hurly Burly Show unites burlesque and cabaret with pop and fashion. Miss Polly Rae is the leader of the Hurly Burly girls. Statuesque in sky-scraper heels, dyed shocking red … Read more

The 39 Steps Review Criterion Theatre

The 39 Steps Review May 2012

John Buchan’s novel The 39 Steps was first published in 1915. With the storyline being so very successful there have now been three films made broadly following the same storyline. The Criterion Theatre has been home to Patrick Barlow’s adaptation for the stage since September 2006. The story features Richard Hannay, a young man innocently … Read more

South Downs and The Browning Version Review

Souths Downs and The Browning Version

Following a hugely successful run at The Chichester Festival, Rattigan’s The Browning Version and its new companion piece by David Hare, South Downs, have transferred to The Harold Pinter Theatre. David Hare was approached to write a new curtain-raiser for the 100th anniversary of Rattigan’s birth. Hare explains in the programme that “My play is … Read more

The Duchess of Malfi Review Old Vic Theatre

The Duchess of Malfi written by John Webster at The Old Vic Theatre

The Duchess of Malfi Review The Old Vic‘s production of The Duchess of Malfi is an incredible experience; dark and riveting with exciting twists and turns. The set is an impressive three-tier high cathedral and designer Soutra Gilmourh has cleverly used plenty of stairs, passageways and very dark corners, perfect for hiding unnoticed in the … Read more