Review | Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

It’s been said that great art comes from pain. After seeing Richard Gadd’s horrifying experience brought to stage in Baby Reindeer, it's hard to deny the truth in this. Gadd’s life has been punctuated by at least two traumatic events, and he's used both of these personal experiences as material for his standout solo shows. [...]

Review | Jeremy Jordan in Concert, Cadogan Hall

Review | Jeremy Jordan in Concert, Cadogan Hall

Straight from his engagement at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Jeremy Jordan returns to the UK to host four concerts at London’s Cadogan Hall. Although the London venue may not be as large or prestigious, the performance delivered by Jordan was nothing short of extraordinary. For musical theatre fans, Jordan has become a household [...]

Review | Blithe Spirit, Tower Theatre ⋆

Review | Blithe Spirit, Tower Theatre ⋆

At the Tower Theatre in Stoke Newington, Blithe Spirit has been staged just in time for Halloween. The show is all about wealthy socialites mocking those around them and then getting terribly bothered by problems that they’ve created. The Noël Coward comedy written in the 1940s has its audience and will probably continue to have [...]

Review | Dissociated, Etcetera Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Dissociated, Etcetera Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

When you enter the Etcetera Theatre for Dissociated, you are asked whether this is your first-time lucid dreaming. To my amusement, most people quickly answered yes. I assume because they misunderstood the question or perhaps they were already on board for the evening ahead. As you take your seat, you see someone lying on a [...]

Review | Paradise Lodge, Tabard Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Paradise Lodge, Tabard Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Paradise Lodge is an endearing and moving show. Written by Steve Cooper, it gives us an insight into what it's like when a loved one suffers from dementia and the care homes where many dementia patients reside once they’ve been handed over by their families. In the intimate space in the Tabard Theatre, the audience [...]

Review | Out of Sorts, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Out of Sorts, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

In Out of Sorts, Zara (Nalân Burgess) occupies two different worlds. With her British millennial housemate Alice (Emma Denly), Zara gets drunk and eats vegan food. The pair discuss boys and playfully bicker over who has been able to maintain the best body. While with her Muslim family, Zara is increasingly distant. After coming back [...]

Review | Property: A Farce, New River Studios ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Property: A Farce, New River Studios ⋆⋆⋆

This new play, written by Jelena Budimir, is a political farce with lots of things to say. The characters it centres around are steeped in housing related problems and it’s seemingly all they want to talk about. There are lots of arguments, unusual plot twists and some slapstick comedy is thrown in. The situation is [...]