On the 26th May 1952, East Germany implemented a "special regime on the demarcation line" between itself and West Germany. The demarcation line or border was one of the world's most heavily fortified frontiers, defined by a continuous line of high metal fences and walls, barbed wire, alarms, … [Read more...]
London Theatre Reviews - London Theatre Guide
If you are planning to visit London to see a classic musical or play in one of the West End theatres, or a production in one of the many Off West End or Fringe venues, then maybe our review section can be of help? Our latest reviews are listed below.
Our team of reviewers regularly review throughout London across a wide range of genres - including musicals, plays, comedies, dance, opera, comedy, drama and more! Our editorial team have collated a useful guide to London theatre, with more than 2000 reviews for you to browse through - there is much to see in London!
This wholly astonishing performance from Charlie Stemp in Half A Sixpence sees the first of what must surely be many leading roles for a clearly talented and hard-working actor. Indeed, the whole cast is radiant with vitality and enthusiasm from start to finish, and there’s a definitive feel-good factor in a show that is sublimely uplifting. And even the encore is a treat – worth remaining in the theatre for, if you possibly can. An extraordinary and entertaining production. 5-stars by Chris Omaweng for LondonTheatre1.com
Read the full review of Half a Sixpence.
“I tell you things, you tell me things. Quid pro quo, Clarice”. A psychopath is much easier to deal with when he’s staring you in the face, but when he’s on the other end of the phone and seemingly unknown to you, the stakes are much higher. Chummy is no cool, calculating Hannibal Lector, but he’s … [Read more...]
I go to the theatre a lot, too much according to my friends and family, but this is a new experience for me. The back room of the Star Inn is packed and apart from the stage entirely lit by candlelight. Writing notes was not easy! James Shannon is on stage already playing the guitar when I … [Read more...]
The year is 1888 and the place is East London. As summer comes to an end the area is rocked by the horrific murders of two ‘working’ girls. The murders are bizarre and violent and the locals are running scared. Welcome then to Whitechapel: Suspects, Lunatics and a Leather Apron an immersive trip … [Read more...]
There’s a consistently quirky sense of humour in Night Voices, and while it appealed to me, there are bound to be dissenting voices elsewhere who would dismiss it as unfunny. On the whole, it’s a hoot, though there are occasions when a joke is repeated to the point where it starts to lose its … [Read more...]
I wonder whether Bella Soroush (Jasmine Hyde) should have toughened up a little. Did nobody tell her when she was doing teacher training that there were going to be pupils like Kane McCarthy (Harry Melling)? Kane, some years later, confesses to being a “twat” - I say ‘some’ years later: the maths, … [Read more...]
Producers Let Them Call It Mischief, specialise in taking classic novels and turning them into comedies. In the past, they’ve adapted A Christmas Carol, Sherlock Holmes and Dracula and now they’ve turned their talents to adapting Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella “The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll … [Read more...]
The human mind is a powerful thing, but at times, it’s also a dirty liar! Childbirth, heartbreak; the greatest pains of our lives never really stay as fresh in our minds as they should because the brain is ultimately wired to protect its host and to forget that which might be harmful. This ‘lie of … [Read more...]
There is a problem with democracy in this country. The problem is the great British public. First, you can’t rely on them to vote the right way - for instance Brexit. Second, even when the vote is over, nobody is happy. So, in the case of Brexit, the Remainers are feeling left out and ignored and … [Read more...]
Despite my religious upbringing, I didn’t recognise the hymn with which Mummy begins with, being set in a church school alumni ‘supper’ (as opposed to ‘dinner’, which says something about what sort of school this is). Nonetheless, this was not an occasion for organised religion to be lampooned – a … [Read more...]