Review | Be More Chill, The Shaftesbury Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Be More Chill, The Shaftesbury Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In Be More Chill, this quirky sci-fi fantasy musical takes the premise that a supercomputer has the functionality to make a high-schooler popular and runs, no, sprints with it. The result is an adrenaline fuelled and ultimately uplifting production which seeks to connect with misfits everywhere and remind them that they are not alone in [...]

Review | Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

*This review is based on a preview performance of Cinderella. In one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s recent press statements, he described this production of Cinderella as ‘the first world premiere of a new musical in this country since the pandemic’. However, others online correctly noticed that there have indeed been other original musicals mounted on [...]

Review | J’Ouvert, Harold Pinter Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | J’Ouvert, Harold Pinter Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

In J’Ouvert, London’s Notting Hill Carnival has been brought to life on the West End stage with an impressive cast of four women. Yasmin Joseph’s show meaningfully captures the reality of the carnival experience in twenty-first century London whilst remaining undeniably fun. Under the direction of Rebekah Murrell, it bursts with colour, music and joy; [...]

Review | seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Royal Court Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Royal Court Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

No, the show’s provocative title is not clickbait. When Cleo (Leanne Henlon), a dark-skinned Black woman, learns that Kylie Jenner has been announced as a ‘self-made billionaire’, she is outraged. To express this anger, Cleo describes in darkly comic detail via an anonymous Twitter account the various ways in which she’d like to kill the [...]

Review | Fission, The Actors Centre (Online Performance) ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Fission, The Actors Centre (Online Performance) ⋆⋆⋆

In the new digital play, Fission, Lex (Hiftu Quasem) and Jack (Geraint Rhys) grieve the loss of their father at his wake. Tensions are high as the siblings reveal their differing ideas for where their father’s ashes should be scattered. Will the father’s soul find peace on the mountains or is his more natural home [...]

Review | The Kite Runner, Richmond Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Kite Runner, Richmond Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

'The Kite Runner' centres on Amir (David Ahmad), an Afghan-American, as he recalls a defining moment in his childhood which has shaped his life and the man he’s grown to become. The first question you’d probably like an answer to is whether the stage adaptation is any good compared to the book by Khaled Hosseini. [...]

It’s Time to Stop Recording Live Theatre Performances

It’s Time to Stop Recording Live Theatre Performances

The instances of people recording live performances in theatre is getting out of control. I knew that things had reached a crisis point when I read the latest tweet from Audra McDonald.  “To whoever it was in the audience that took a flash photo during our nude scene today: Not cool. Not cool at all.” [...]

What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

This year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I had the time of my life. I saw 24 shows, wrote 16 reviews for this blog and had very little sleep in-between. Before heading up, I couldn’t find anything which provided an insight into what going to the Fringe as a reviewer for the first time would [...]