Category: Reviews

  • Re-Animator The Bloody Musical, The Drayton Arms

    There’s a trailer for an American version of Re-Animator The Musical that features a large cast, impressive songs and a heavy dose of blood and gore that makes it look like it’s a delight, at least if you’re fond of musical parodies of daft comedy horror films. As it goes they’re one of my favourite…

  • Allegiance, Charing Cross Theatre

    Allegiance, Charing Cross Theatre

    George Takei proudly puts his name to this moving musical about the forced internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII isn’t an easy watch but it puts the heart and soul into a period of history rarely spoken about. Takei’s presence in London, in any other production, would no doubt be seen as stunt casting but his…

  • Six, Vaudeville Theatre

    A true home-grown sensation, Six has gone from strength to strength, with a Broadway run and Australian tour currently playing. Having started at the Edinburgh Fringe, its word of mouth success has led it to it reigning supreme at the Vaudeville Theatre.  Six tells the story of the wives of Henry VIII – nowadays most…

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Gielgud Theatre

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Gielgud Theatre

    A plea for tolerance in an age of polarised politics. Timely or naive? Read on and find out!

  • Jean-Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show, Roundhouse

    After its debut in France in 2019 Jean-Paul Gaultier brings his fashion show cabaret to London. I have adored JPG since Eurotrash so I was very excited to see what this show had to offer. It is everything and more you would expect from the original Enfant Terrible of Fashion-gratuitous, bright, loud and a fantastic…

  • The Throne, Charing Cross Theatre

    The Throne, Charing Cross Theatre

    Acclaimed screenwriter John Goldsmith brings his first play to Charing Cross Theatre this summer. It is set in 2002, the year of the Golden Jubilee, and imagines an encounter between a Republican school teacher Derek (Charlie Condou) and Queen Elizabeth II (Mary Roscoe) when they get stuck in a toilet together. Goldsmith’s comedy isn’t sure…

  • A Doll’s House Part II, Donmar Warehouse

    A Doll’s House Part II, Donmar Warehouse

    Sometimes they come back.

  • Review: The Gunpowder Plot

  • Straight Line Crazy, Bridge Theatre

    It may not be vintage David Hare but Straight Line Crazy is an important piece of social history.