“How the [expletive] hell do you review that?” a fellow audience member asked as we made our way out of the New Wimbledon Theatre. Previous productions of Spamalot have been reviewed before, of course, but I found her comment strangely comforting, given the anarchic nature of the evening’s … [Read more...]
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“Well, that was different,” was the exit poll verdict of a fellow theatregoer as we filed out of the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. There are aspects of familiarity within Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, however. For instance, this wouldn’t be the first time a musical has, through its … [Read more...]
Every so often a show makes such an impact on this reviewer that he is forced to remind himself that the task in hand is to review the production just seen, rather than enter into a political discourse about the themes and plot the said show has highlighted. We Are The Lions Mr Manager has nothing … [Read more...]
There are times when I really wish I could write. Not these reviews but something worthwhile. They say everybody has a book inside of them but I’ve yet to find mine. As for writing a play, fat chance. Maybe that is why I enjoy nights such as Xposed which was a new writing night of eight short plays … [Read more...]
With A Beginner’s Guide to Populism, Andy Moseley skewers everything that is troubling about politics today in an hour-long show as fresh as the day’s news and in which, refreshingly, the B-word isn’t even mentioned. As Antonia Morgan, a gauche local authority councillor with much greater … [Read more...]
A musical about a GCSE History syllabus? That’s possibly the second worst idea for a musical in the history of the theatre - the first being, according to the programme, the 1969 musical “1776” - a smash hit back then. But if you, we, I, thought that - and, yes, it did cross my mind - then we … [Read more...]
Pavement is a beautiful and affecting representation through movement and music of the tragedy that is soaring personal aspiration tethered by the grim reality that is black America. Kyle Abraham, choreographer and performer, along with six other dancers from his company, Abraham.In. Motion, … [Read more...]