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

The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens | Review

The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens at the Unicorn Theatre, Production Photography by Camilla Greenwell.

The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens is a child-centric theatrical masterpiece that feels like Pinter meeting pantomime for the Pixar audience. My two six-year-old co-critics were rapt from the moment they entered the Unicorn’s black box Clore Theatre and beamed and belly-laughed for the play’s duration. Veterans of quality children’s theatre, like The Gruffalo’s … Read more

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