“She’s imperfect, but she tries / She is good, but she lies / She is hard on herself / She is broken and won’t ask for help…” The haunting lyrics of ‘She Used To Be Mine’ from the Broadway musical Waitress filled the beautiful Assembly Hall of the Shoreditch Town Hall, performed with poignancy and … [Read more...]
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Lynette Linton’s most recent conception #Hashtag Lightie, returning to the Arcola Theatre after a sell-out run earlier this year is a simultaneously far-reaching and concentrated delight, that excels on all fronts. It chronicles the journey of a young mixed race girl, Ella, and her Social Media … [Read more...]
I’ve often wondered if mish-mash and mash-up come from the same root. I still don’t know but what I do know is that last night I saw a real mish-mash of a mash-up at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Iain Hollingshead and Timothy Muller’s new musical The End Of History. A mash-up of a musical about … [Read more...]
The principal prerequisite for a successful musical is to get the sound right: quality, balance, tone and volume. Unfortunately, Rasputin Rocks fails to bring any of these crucial elements under control. Sound Engineer Ays Kura has, I’m afraid, to carry the can for this though both Musical Director … [Read more...]
There are two things about The Importance of Being Earnest that came to mind whilst I was still on the bus on the way to the theatre. The first is that it’s been done, and it’s been done so many times. The many and varied previous productions over the decades have starred, amongst others, Sir … [Read more...]
There are some plays that are given a ‘new adaptation’ that is so radically different from the original text that one wonders if the playwright wouldn’t have been better off simply writing a new play, thus being able to claim full credit as the sole author. Then there’s this, Howard Brenton’s … [Read more...]
Some things really should not be written about. If a writer has the temerity to write about the subject, then that writing definitely should not be turned into a play. And, if it is turned into a play, it should never be performed with the original title. And if all the above have been ignored, then … [Read more...]