Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City at One Cartridge Place, Woolwich

Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City at One Cartridge Place, Woolwich

In 2000, Felix Barrett founded Punchdrunk as a theatrical company with one overriding thought, namely that audiences should have greater freedom to select what they experienced in a theatre. In doing this, he took immersive theatre to a new level. Something I experienced when I had my mind completely blown by the production of The…

I know I Know I Know at Southwark Playhouse | Review

I know I Know I Know at Southwark Playhouse | Review

We always say that a true friendship can survive anything, but is that true? Friendships are often tested, sometimes to breaking point. In Flora Wilson Brown’s I Know I Know I Know at the Southwark Playhouse a serious friendship is put through the harshest of challenges. Max (Ethan Moorhouse) and Hannah (Martha Watson Allpress) are…

Richard II by William Shakespeare at the Jack Studio Theatre

Richard II by William Shakespeare at the Jack Studio Theatre

Shakespeare had a tendency to play with history. Quite a lot of that mucking around was to reflect the Tudor thoughts on previous monarchs and regimes.  So, when watching a Shakespearean historical drama, it’s always worth taking the story with a pinch of salt. Luckily, that doesn’t detract from the play itself, especially as Will…

Broken Lad by Robin Hooper at the Arcola Theatre | Review

Broken Lad by Robin Hooper at the Arcola Theatre | Review

Loyalty is an odd thing. It embraces so many concepts: ideas, people, identities, countries, the list is endless. But no matter how much someone expresses their loyalty to something, there is a breaking point, when they have to consider which is more important, their loyalty or themselves.  And this, I believe is the message that…