Review | Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

From Bill Clinton’s encounter with Monica Lewinsky, to Keith Vaz’s most recently revealed escapade with two paid men, nothing grabs the public’s interest quite like a scandal involving adultery and politicians. There’s something saucy about knowing that these people, who hold esteemed positions in public office, would risk their reputation for a private rendezvous. Such [...]

Review | Tickle the Musical, King’s Head Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Tickle the Musical, King’s Head Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

When you see the advert for ‘Tickle the Musical’ with two half-dressed men front and centre, it’s safe to assume that this won’t be the most child-friendly of shows. The immediate questions which spring to mind are, which direction will a musical about the curious sport of competitive endurance tickling go? And how far will [...]

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 | Merrily We Roll Along, Broadway Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Merrily We Roll Along, Broadway Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Earlier this year, Artform gifted us with a moving production of The Last Five Years. Now the same south-east London amateur theatrical production company has brought one more time travelling piece to Catford’s Broadway Studio Theatre. This one is Merrily We Roll Along, the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical which infamously flopped and closed [...]

Review | Islander: A New Musical, Southwark Playhouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Islander: A New Musical, Southwark Playhouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Two microphones, loop pedal equipment, our two performers, Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick and their A Capella voices. Put them in the more intimate of the two Southwark Playhouse performance spaces in the round and what do you get? Theatre magic. In this show, you're taken to an island somewhere on the Scottish coast where [...]

Review | Ordinary Days, The Cockpit ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Ordinary Days, The Cockpit ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In a game of Word Association, when asked to describe New York, ordinary is probably the last word to spring to mind. Although this musical is firmly grounded in the bustling city which never sleeps, the material which the musical centres on is, well, ordinary. Here we follow four New Yorkers: a romantic couple; a [...]

Review | Normality, Other Palace – Studio, First Thoughts

Review | Normality, Other Palace – Studio, First Thoughts

Normality is a tuneful new musical comedy about Norman Goodman, a computer and keyboard enthusiast who unexpectedly lands a job in the corporate world. The show, created by Nige Reid and Jules Kleiseris, is currently in development and had its first staging in the downstairs Studio space at the Other Palace. The actors had just ten days [...]