Reviews


Review of Katie Arnstein’s Sexy Lamp at Clapham Omnibus

Katie Arnstein’s award-winning production Sexy Lamp is back, this time for a short run at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. (She then heads to Nottingham Playhouse’s studio then The Edinburgh Festival at The Pleasance. Personally, I feel that it should do a detour, Katie’s one-woman show should be performed at every secondary school in the UK as well as every performance academy, and stage school! This is not just a piece of theatre, this is …

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Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre | Review

When Ibsen wrote Rosmersholm in 1886, he looked to pit political and moral concerns of his day against each other – to engage in debate, on stage. He set his play in the midst of political upheaval; conservative politicians are being unseated, disrupted and challenged by radical and freethinking leftists. The question of equality, of fairness, are being taken seriously by the people, challenging the ruling classes to respond. Mild and impressionable Rosmer (Tom Burke) …

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Review of The Simon & Garfunkel Story at The Lyric Theatre

The Simon & Garfunkel Story starts with Paul Simon – Adam Dickinson, and Art Garfunkel – Kingsley Judd, telling us of their meeting during their school days and the first performance together in Alice in Wonderland. Soon realising performing together is where the future lays and forming the rock group Tom & Jerry (they perform the group’s biggest hit Hey Schoolgirl) to the groovy times in the psychedelic sixties and onwards. When Tom & Jerry …

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Shit-faced Shakespeare® – The Taming of the Shrew | Review

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare is a great night out, combining the fun of the theatre with the chaos of trying to control that one friend who’s had a few too many and decided that they’re a stand-up comedian. The atmosphere in the Leicester Square Theatre is buzzing as the audience take their seats with dance music blasting from the speakers and busy bars. Everything has more of the feel of an anarchic stand-up gig than that which …

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Market Boy by David Eldridge | Union Theatre | Review

I should have known what to expect from the Union Theatre’s revival of David Eldridge’s 2006 play Market Boy just by looking at their advertising poster. In front of a pair of jeans is a stiff, upright banana with on either side, a pair of red, juicy apples at the bottom – not a very subtle poster and certainly not a subtle piece of theatre. Set in Romford Market in Essex in the mid to …

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