Author: beanisacarrot

  • COPS, Southwark Playhouse

    COPS, Southwark Playhouse

    COPS, a new play at the Southwark Playhouse by Tony Tortora about policemen in 1950s Chicago, has a decent central theme but doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be.

  • Gasping, The Space

    Gasping, The Space

    Presenting a revival of Ben Elton’s early 90s environmental farce Gasping in The Space, located just minutes from Canary Wharf, is appropriate.

  • The Psychic Project, Vaults Theatre

    The Psychic Project, Vaults Theatre

    It’s only fair to say this up front, but the performance of magician and mind reader David Narayan’s The Psychic Project that I saw on 14th June didn’t go to plan. The show started 15 minutes late due to technical problems, there were numerous further technical problems that occurred throughout the show, and Narayan had…

  • Dialektikon, Park Theatre

    Dialektikon, Park Theatre

    Dialektikon is appropriate at this time of year. Theatres are full of pantomimes, re-workings of fairy tales, so why not a left-leaning and timely one?

  • The Incident, Canada Water Theatre

    The Incident, Canada Water Theatre

    The Incident is a timely one-act play about structural racism in Sweden but this tale of a relationship between Swedish Jan and Zimbabwean Monica could be about any mixed-race couple in the Western world.

  • Coelacanth, The Cockpit

    Coelacanth, The Cockpit

    Coelacanth, a dark one-act comedy which is part of this year’s Camden Fringe, is set in a world where assisted suicide has been legalised.

  • Hymn to Love, Jermyn Street Theatre

    Hymn to Love, Jermyn Street Theatre

    Hymn to Love at the Jermyn Street Theatre plays homage to the life and work of Edith Piaf, drawing on Piaf’s extensive and well-loved repertoire, much of which was autobiographical.

  • Napoleon Disrobed, Arcola Theatre

    Napoleon Disrobed, Arcola Theatre

    Told by an Idiot’s Napoleon Disrobed is a larger-than-life comic imagining of the final days of the Emperor Napoleon, based on the novel The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys. In it, Napoleon (Paul Hunter) swaps places with loyal solider Eugene (Ayesha Antoine), hops on a ship and sails to freedom, via Belgium, ending up…

  • Daisy Pulls It Off, Park Theatre

    Daisy Pulls It Off, Park Theatre

    Daisy Pull It Off only works if the performers get the tone right. In Park Theatre’s production, they do it perfectly – it’s a hilarious show.