The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde at the Unicorn Theatre

The company. Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost. Unicorn Theatre. Photo Manuel Harlan.

Whilst Dickens has pretty much cornered the spooky-meets-heart-warming Christmas theatre tradition, Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost (written only some 40 years after A Christmas Carol) makes an interesting festive family alternative without any explicit yuletide subject matter. The work is as droll and arch as you’d expect from the legendary 19th century wit plus offers … Read more

Beneath The Blue Rinse By Tom Glover at Park Theatre

Tom Glover’s one-act comedy has plenty of gags, some fine actors and an essentially interesting conceit but it doesn’t really gel as a full-length play. Feeling very much like it belongs in the first phases of ITV pilot writing from a few decades ago, this play is not especially funny nor particularly important although it … Read more

Matilda the Musical is fun, funky and thoroughly magical…

Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical - Photography by Manuel Harlan

Fun, funky and thoroughly magical, this cultural classic is brought to life with so much spectacle and joy, you’ll feel the thrills of a rollercoaster ride and the uplift of a Christmas special – but none of the saccharine elements that make grown-up’s teeth hurt. Kids empathise with kind and wise Matilda and relish the … Read more