Richard III by William Shakespeare – Bridewell Theatre | Review

Richard III by William Shakespeare – Bridewell Theatre | Review

Flicking through BBC iPlayer (other streaming services are available) the other day I came across Laurence Olivier’s 1955 version of Richard III. It’s an amazing film with a very relevant story of power, greed and downfall. Imagine my delight when I found that Sedos were putting the play on at the Bridewell Theatre. I signed…

Maybe Dick by John Hewer at the White Bear Theatre
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Maybe Dick by John Hewer at the White Bear Theatre

I’m always a little bit ashamed that while I am quite well-read, I have failed to read some of the great classics of literature. It was easier when I was at school and you could buy revision cards that gave the basics meaning you could hold your own in conversations about, for example, ‘Little Women’…

Blue by June Carryl at Seven Dials Playhouse | Review

Blue by June Carryl at Seven Dials Playhouse | Review

Blue, which has recently opened at the Seven Dials Playhouse is a one-act two-hander that covers an “administrative investigation” into the shooting of David Mason, a 33-year-old black man by a white policeman. The officer under investigation is Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Boyd Sully (John Colella). His statement that he stopped a car for…

Oh No It Isn’t! by Luke Adamson at the Jack Studio Theatre

Oh No It Isn’t! by Luke Adamson at the Jack Studio Theatre

For about six weeks in the year, the word pantomime is pretty much on everybody’s lips at some point. Normally staid and sensible papers like the Telegraph and Guardian run specials on which regional theatres have the best pantomimes on. This year there has even been a TikTok influencer who has gone viral with videos…