Review of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

In addiction recovery meetings, a phrase often heard is: “The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistake and expecting a different result.” It is rare to see this truism given such magnificent, dark treatment as in Porgy and Bess. This operatic piece of musical theatre is as well-suited as anything I’ve seen to the […]


Review of Skylight at Wyndham’s Theatre

Skylight at Wyndham's Thetare

Up in the Gods of Wyndham’s Theatre, almost level with a chandelier dangling from the ornate ceiling, the incongruous aroma of fried onions wafts up from the stage. David Hare’s Skylight conjures up the sights, sounds and smells of Kensal Rise, in a cook-up of singed spaghetti and highly flammable emotions. Even the humble onion […]

Forbidden Broadway to transfer to West End

Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway, which is currently running at the Menier Chocolate Factory, is to transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. The show will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre on 9th September, running through to 22nd November, with press night on September 15. According to reports, cast members Anna-Jane Casey, Damian Humbley and Ben […]