Review | Vir Das: Loved, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Review | Vir Das: Loved, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

During the London leg of his international tour, Indian comedian, Vir Das, sold out the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire with his stand-up performance of ‘Loved’. It turns out there are a mix of Indians and non-Indians in the audience for which he gives thanks to his Netflix specials 'Abroad Understanding' and 'Losing It'. During the [...]

Review |BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas is Attention, O2 Forum Kentish Town

Review |BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon: All I Want For Christmas is Attention, O2 Forum Kentish Town

Review by Guest Contributor, Michael Smith Ben De La Crème, or “De La”, and Jinkx Monsoon, are two drag performers best known for being contestants on Ru Paul’s drag race. In 'All I Want For Christmas is Attention', they come together to create a funny, touching, and occasionally sharply cynical show. The show begins with [...]

Review | The Last Noël, Wimbledon Library – Merton Arts Space ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Last Noël, Wimbledon Library – Merton Arts Space ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Last Noël, a new play by Chris Bush, is touring South London libraries and community spaces before a three-week run at 'Arts at the Old Fire Station'. I caught it whilst at the Wimbledon Library, an unconventional setting for an unconventional yet lovable Christmas show. When the audience first take their seats, biscuits are [...]

Review | How to Save a Life, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | How to Save a Life, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

When an illness is mentioned in terms of statistics, it's often hard to make the connection with what it means in reality. I could tell you that according to Cancer Research’s website, there are around 3,200 new cervical cancer cases in the UK every year. But it’s a number that you’ll most likely forget tomorrow. [...]

Review | i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) ⋆⋆⋆

Review | i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) ⋆⋆⋆

Freelance Critic, Ava Wong Davies, is best known for her reviews in Exeunt Magazine and The Stage. With, ‘i will still be whole (when you rip me in half)’, she has boldly crossed the threshold from reviewing the work of others to presenting work of her own to be reviewed. In its opening scene, Joy [...]

Double Review | I… and The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English @ Maiden Speech Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre

Double Review | I… and The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English @ Maiden Speech Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre

The Maiden Speech Theatre Festival returned this month for its third season hosting a range of work from the next generation of emerging theatre makers. In this double bill review, I take a look at ‘I…’ by Asa Haynes and ‘The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English’ by Tania Nwachukwu. Both are personal, self-penned solo [...]

Review | Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Where’s the America we were supposed to get? Was it a silhouette?’  It’s hard to deny that America is currently facing a storm of socio political issues: rising racial tensions; polarisation in communities over its immigration system; dwindling worker’s rights; and the ever-widening gap between the richest and the poorest in society. It’s easy to [...]