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 [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, winner of the 2019 JMK Award, is an engaging and ambitious artist. In this interview, Tristan and I talk about his experience with directing ‘Little Baby Jesus’ and the passion and creativity that went into staging one of his all-time favourite plays. Since this interview took place, the world of theatre has changed. [...]

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 | 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 | 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 [...]