As You Like It – Royal Shakespeare Company – The Barbican Theatre

Sophie Khan Levy and Lucy Phelps as Celia and Rosalind - Photo by Topher McGrillis (c) RSC

It’s hard to disagree with George Bernard Shaw’s assessment that As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s weaker works. The play feels cobbled together, especially in the second half, with scenes that barely hang together and characters whose role and purpose is unclear. Above all, it seems to have been written solely as a crowd … Read moreAs You Like It – Royal Shakespeare Company – The Barbican Theatre

Up Pompeii – An Audio Revival at the Shaw Theatre

Up Pompeii! Cast

A forerunner of Blackadder, Up Pompeii! was a BBC television series, broadcast between 1969 and 1970. The writers were Talbot Rothwell of Carry On fame and his less well-known partner Sid Colin. Written for its star, Frankie Howerd, and packed with his trademark camp innuendo and double entendres as well as what would once have been … Read moreUp Pompeii – An Audio Revival at the Shaw Theatre

The Psychic Project at the Vaults Theatre – Review

Announced as “a mind-reading show based on the true story of the Cold War’s psychic spies”, The Psychic Project at the Vaults Theatre draws on the genuine story of Stargate, a secret unit established by the American Government’s Defense Intelligence Agency and a private contractor. Stargate was created to investigate and exploit the use of psychic phenomena in military and … Read moreThe Psychic Project at the Vaults Theatre – Review