One to watch out for | Chapter One: She, the Storyteller

One to watch out for | Chapter One: She, the Storyteller

As far as musical theatre projects go, I’m terrible at finding out about new pieces of work being staged. Typically, I’ll hear about something long after it’s closed and kick myself for not knowing out about it sooner. It’s for this reason that I’m glad to have recently found out about The Ceiling Project’s brand-new [...]

Review | Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Following its successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, duo Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole have arrived at the Soho Theatre to bring their show to London audiences. The set-up is that we're in a pub. But not just a pub, it’s a recreation of ‘The Pub’ in Valletta, Malta. Pre-show, there's a generous [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Helena Morais

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Helena Morais

As part of the Ovalhouse’s Untold series, Helena Morais wrote, produced and starred in Firecracker, which remains one the best shows I’ve seen all year. In Firecracker, we follow Anaíz Mendes, who seeks revenge after the murder of her godmother, a Bahian councilwoman in modern day Brazil. Anaíz starts to learn Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian Martial [...]

Review | Merrily We Roll Along, Broadway Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Merrily We Roll Along, Broadway Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Earlier this year, Artform gifted us with a moving production of The Last Five Years. Now the same south-east London amateur theatrical production company has brought one more time travelling piece to Catford’s Broadway Studio Theatre. This one is Merrily We Roll Along, the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical which infamously flopped and closed [...]

Review | Islander: A New Musical, Southwark Playhouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Islander: A New Musical, Southwark Playhouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Two microphones, loop pedal equipment, our two performers, Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick and their A Capella voices. Put them in the more intimate of the two Southwark Playhouse performance spaces in the round and what do you get? Theatre magic. In this show, you're taken to an island somewhere on the Scottish coast where [...]

Review | Museum Pieces, Tristan Bates Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Museum Pieces, Tristan Bates Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Museum Pieces is a superb new play which looks at how reality TV interacts with actual reality once the show has aired.  At the Tristan Bates Theatre, four individuals sit on chairs spread out across the space with a distinct pool of coloured light shining on each of them. In turn, they take centre stage [...]