Review of My Night With Reg at the Turbine Theatre

Review of My Night With Reg at the Turbine Theatre

Matthew Ryan’s revival of Kevin Elyot’s 1994 play, set at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-80s, makes for a lightly entertaining evening at the Turbine Theatre. Structured over three acts, the play touches on areas of love, loneliness and infidelity, centred around the never-seen character Reg, and the impact of his promiscuity…

The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Roman Theatre | Review

The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Roman Theatre | Review

Panto season might be cancelled, but with its bright and colourful costumes, audience participation and pop songs galore, Adam Nichols’ wonderfully camp production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a real outdoor treat. As part of its double bill in OVO’s season, it’s playing back-to-back with Henry V, perhaps of note that that’s two…

The Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival – Henry V at the Roman Theatre

The Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival – Henry V at the Roman Theatre

I don’t think it would be right to start this review without acknowledging that OVO – as director Matthew Parker highlights in his programme note – is one of the first companies to be staging live theatre since lockdown. After nearly five months, audiences are once again coming together and partaking in the communal experience…

Review of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic

Review of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic

Good versus evil. Truth versus lies. Free will versus actions determined by the circumstances of our existence. These are the dichotomies that Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train puts up against each other, whilst exploring the injustices and complexities of the American justice system. Whilst Angel Cruz (Ukweli Roach) is locked up in…

Twelfth Night at Wilton’s Music Hall | Review

Twelfth Night at Wilton’s Music Hall | Review

The Watermill Theatre re-imagines Twelfth Night in the 1920s Jazz scene, as twin siblings Viola and Sebastian are separated at sea, and comedy ensues with romance, music and mistaken identity. Paul Hart’s production might not justify the infatuation that so soaks the text, but set on the gorgeous stage of Wilton’s Music Hall, it certainly…