Author: Lee Cogger


Review of The Simon & Garfunkel Story at The Lyric Theatre

The Simon & Garfunkel Story starts with Paul Simon – Adam Dickinson, and Art Garfunkel – Kingsley Judd, telling us of their meeting during their school days and the first performance together in Alice in Wonderland. Soon realising performing together is where the future lays and forming the rock group Tom & Jerry (they perform the group’s biggest hit Hey Schoolgirl) to the groovy times in the psychedelic sixties and onwards. When Tom & Jerry …

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Doodle at Waterloo East Theatre – Review

From the information on the website about Doodle I had high hopes – it sounded fun and although choosing the comedy route to tackle the serious subject of World War II, I thought a comedy musical would be engaging. Sadly I was wrong. It was well-directed by Jonathan Moore and well-acted by the cast but unfortunately, they weren’t given much to go with by writer Jonathan Kydd. The multiple parts each actor had to play were …

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Review of Drawn In at King’s Head Theatre #Festival46

On arrival the stage is set, we have a door and a blackboard. Minimal is okay though as it didn’t need anything else. There is a good use of light and sound during the play to differentiate between sections and highlight certain actions by the cast. The metaphorical curtain rises to Man, James Callas Ball, lying on the floor of a room. Gradual movement begins until Man is upright and walking about. You get to …

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Happiness is a Cup of Tea at VAULT Festival – Review

What do we do when we’re faced with our own mortality? Have a cup of tea and a sit down for a minute, Fiona will tell you all about it. On entering we are greeted with a rather intimate venue. The set is a raised stage with a bench and a telephone box and nothing else. The space is used well throughout. Fiona (Annie McKenzie) is scared of death. She is scared of not knowing what comes …

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