Author: Roz Wyllie


Review of Witness For The Prosecution at London County Hall

Staged in The Chamber at London’s historic County Hall, Witness for The Prosecution is now in its second year, but the feel throughout the audience as they take to their seats has the hushed anticipation of opening night. The grandeur of the building, the supersized leather seating all helps to create an exciting and authentic atmosphere. And there’s a suitably dramatic opening, and then we are off, into the world of Agatha Christie’s courtroom drama. …

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Review of Charlotte Josephine’s Blush at Soho Theatre

Blush by Charlotte Josephine is an electrifying piece of theatre. Angry, passionate, political and full of energy. These interconnected monologues, performed by a cast of two (Charlotte Josephine & Daniel Foxsmith) tell the stories of three women and two men confronted by the power of sex, the internet, and social media. Josephine and Foxsmith are both exceptional in their roles. This is a face paced, wordy and rhythmic piece of theatre, and keeping the intensity …

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Unfaithful is beautifully played and tensely compelling

First performed at The Traverse Theatre in August 2014, Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty is a brutally tender exploration of intimacy and the push pull desire to be free and owned at the same time. This is a play about sex and love and honesty and intimacy. In this new version, directed by Adam Penford at Found 111, it’s beautifully played and tensely compelling. Tom (Sean Campion) tells Joan (Niamh Cusack) his wife of 30 years that he’s been …

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Review of Alistair McDowall’s X at The Royal Court Theatre

On a small research base on Pluto a skeleton crew wait. They’ve lost contact with the outside world and now waiting is all they can do. But waiting in the presence of fear and the absence of hope isn’t easy. Part Sci-Fi part human unravelling, X subverts expectations and provokes its audience. This is a ferocious unapologetic play set in space from the brilliant Alistair McDowell (Pomona, Captain Amazing, Brilliant Adventures). McDowell happily admits he isn’t interested in …

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La Soirée’s Spiegeltent at Southbank Centre – Review

Fresh from a world tour and declaring they are running with their ‘hottest line-up yet’ LA SOIRÉE is a cabaret and circus spectacle that leaves you wide eyed and breathless. From the moment you arrive you know this is no ordinary show. You’re welcomed with warmth and humour, encouraged to go back and forth to the bar, and reminded that this is a night about audience enjoyment and involvement. You can, of course, just sit back and gently …

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