Review of Magic & Mind-Reading at Le Meridien Piccadilly

Magic & Mind-Reading at Le Meridien Piccadilly

The West End in London is what Americans would call ‘downtown’. Whether organically or by deliberate marketing effort another, better name has arisen for the area around Shaftesbury Avenue: Theatreland. There’s such a concentration of theatres in this small area that in normal times you can take your pick from big-name musicals, serious dramas, or … Read more Review of Magic & Mind-Reading at Le Meridien Piccadilly

The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Roman Theatre | Review

MERRY WIVES at Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival August 2020. Photo by Laura Harling

Panto season might be cancelled, but with its bright and colourful costumes, audience participation and pop songs galore, Adam Nichols’ wonderfully camp production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a real outdoor treat. As part of its double bill in OVO’s season, it’s playing back-to-back with Henry V, perhaps of note that that’s two … Read more The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Roman Theatre | Review

The Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival – Henry V at the Roman Theatre

HENRY V by Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival company. Photo credit lhphotos

I don’t think it would be right to start this review without acknowledging that OVO – as director Matthew Parker highlights in his programme note – is one of the first companies to be staging live theatre since lockdown. After nearly five months, audiences are once again coming together and partaking in the communal experience … Read more The Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival – Henry V at the Roman Theatre