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.
Presenting a revival of Ben Elton’s early 90s environmental farce Gasping in The Space, located just minutes from Canary Wharf, is appropriate.
It’s only fair to say this up front, but the performance of magician and mind reader David Narayan’s The Psychic
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 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, 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 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.
Told by an Idiot’s Napoleon Disrobed is a larger-than-life comic imagining of the final days of the Emperor Napoleon, based
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.