Shook Up Shakespeare’s Midsummer Madness – Review

Shook Up Shakespeare

The wonderful Shook Up Shakespeare has burst onto our collective Shakespearian consciousness once again to cajole us into party mood at the wake-for- Shakes we’ve all been waiting for (probably). Midsummer Madness is fun and funny, excitable and exciting, pure joy and immensely enjoyable. Above all there is true reverence in the show’s irreverence, an … Read more Shook Up Shakespeare’s Midsummer Madness – Review

James and the Giant Peach at The Polka Theatre – Review

James and the Giant Peach

Even before the ‘peach’ in James and the Giant Peach breached the (fourth) wall, it became clear to me that the younger members of the Polka Theatre audience were providing very nearly as much entertainment as the production itself, even before the show started. There is something quite innocent about the novelty (from the perspective of the young … Read more James and the Giant Peach at The Polka Theatre – Review

Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing – Tabard Theatre

Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing

After a well-received adaptation of A Study in Scarlet, playwright Greg Freeman turns his hand to a new Sherlock Holmes tale at the Tabard Theatre. Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible thing has all the trappings of Holmesian tale, though ultimately the pay-off may disappoint serious Sherlock Holmes fans. The Tabard sets the scene with strangely saccharine music, offering … Read more Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing – Tabard Theatre