Review of The Two Character Play at Hampstead Theatre

The Two Character Play Image - Kate O’Flynn and Zubin Varla Photo by Marc Brenner.

THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY was Tennessee Williams’ only play to receive its premiere in the UK – in 1967 at Hampstead Theatre, where it is now being revived. Felice and Clare are two actors on tour and are also brother and sister. In a decrepit theatre in a small town they find themselves deserted by … Read more

Charles Court Opera’s Express G&S at The Pleasance | Review

G AND S EXPRESS was conceived during Lockdown, and is the well-nigh perfect POST-lockdown entertainment, especially for G and S aficionados, but also for anyone who relishes a feel-good, often hilarious, 75 minutes in the company of three highly talented singing actors. John Savournin and David Eaton, who must have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything … Read more

Sharon ‘n’ Barry do Romeo & Juliet – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Joanne Seymour, David Nellist (Sharon ‘n’ Barry Do ‘Romeo & Juliet’), Queen’s Theatre)

The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch has a long-standing and deservedly high reputation for staging imaginative and, more importantly, accessible Shakespeare, clearly spoken so that even those who have previously fought shy of seeing one of his plays can understand and enjoy it. But even Douglas Rintoul, the director, must have found this year’s offering a challenge. … Read more

Review of Brooklyn The Musical at Greenwich Theatre

BROOKLYN: John Addison, Sabrina Aloueche, Hiba Elchikhe, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Emily-Mae. Photo by Pamela Raith.

The off-Broadway musical Brooklyn has taken sixteen years to reach the UK. The programme (essential reading!) tells the audience that, using the time-honoured ‘play-within-a-play’ structure, the show focuses on five homeless people who use the space under Brooklyn Bridge to stage their story about a Parisian orphan singer, who just happens to be called Brooklyn. … Read more

Shaw Goes Wilde presented by Pegasus Opera Company

Oliver Brignall as Lord Reginald Fitzambey; Alison Buchanan as Strega Thundridge in George Bernard Shaw’s The Music Cure part of ‘Shaw Goes Wilde’

Pegasus Opera aims to provide opportunities for artistes of diverse backgrounds and to promote opera in under-served and culturally diverse communities. To this end, it provides educational programmes for thousands of young people in London and the regions. It also stages productions, this time a double bill of two short operas by the American (b … Read more