Review | Can I Help You?, Omnibus Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Can I Help You?, Omnibus Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Can I Help You?’, by the late playwright Philip Osment, is as equally fascinating as it is strange. It is set on the edge of a cliff where a policeman, Francis (Gabriel Vick), encounters an old Ghanaian woman, Fifi (Susan Aderin). The piece explores a range of themes including childhood trauma, suicide, grief and treatment [...]

Review | V+15, Vault Festival ⋆⋆

Review | V+15, Vault Festival ⋆⋆

V+15, a new play by Nevertheless Theatre Company, has some promising elements and touches on a selection of intriguing ideas. But in its current production, the piece unfortunately didn’t feel as gripping as political dystopian thrillers ought to be. V+15 centres on Alina (Sarita Plowman) and Vincent (Gianbruno Spena). Alina is a writer and a [...]

Review | Sonder, Bread and Roses Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Sonder, Bread and Roses Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

After recent legislative change in Northern Ireland, abortion is now legal across the UK. Although there’s been a tidal shift in societal attitudes over time, having an abortion still remains a thorny conversation topic. Pro-life vs Pro-choice. Liberal vs Conservative. Regardless of how reasoned and measured you think your own views may be, you can [...]

Review | Tinted, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Tinted, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆

Tinted is a one-woman show written by Amy Bethan Evans. Our central character, Laura (Charlotte Eyres), talks through her experience of growing up with a visual impairment, touching on themes including accessibility, societal attitudes towards disability and sexual consent.  The piece, creatively directed by Elske Waite, frequently leaps through time. In some scenes, we see [...]

Review | Netflix and Chill, The Drayton Arms Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Netflix and Chill, The Drayton Arms Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

For some, Netflix and Chilling is an uncomplicated way to have someone over to yours for casual sex without the expense of going out on a date first. For others, the suggestion of it is a clear indication that the person you've been messaging on Tinder may not be the catch you hoped for. Without [...]

Review | The Canary and The Crow, The Arcola Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Canary and The Crow, The Arcola Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

New shoes on, blazer collar up and National Association of Backpacks approved backpack at the ready, it's time for school. The Bird has secured a scholarship to the prestigious private school, Patrician Boys. In this new environment, The Bird has got lots to learn about how to fit in when the posh young white boys [...]

Review | The Fairytale Revolution: Wendy’s Awfully Big Adventure, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Fairytale Revolution: Wendy’s Awfully Big Adventure, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

In this Fairytale Revolution, Wendy’s adventure is awfully big, so big it carries timely messages much larger than your average Panto. The piece, written by Louise Beresford and Anna Spearpoint, maintains the heart and humour of a traditional pantomime. But further than this, it admirably seeks to teach its young audience about bravery, defying expectations [...]

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 [...]