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 Last Noël, Wimbledon Library – Merton Arts Space ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Last Noël, Wimbledon Library – Merton Arts Space ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Last Noël, a new play by Chris Bush, is touring South London libraries and community spaces before a three-week run at 'Arts at the Old Fire Station'. I caught it whilst at the Wimbledon Library, an unconventional setting for an unconventional yet lovable Christmas show. When the audience first take their seats, biscuits are [...]

Review | How to Save a Life, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | How to Save a Life, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

When an illness is mentioned in terms of statistics, it's often hard to make the connection with what it means in reality. I could tell you that according to Cancer Research’s website, there are around 3,200 new cervical cancer cases in the UK every year. But it’s a number that you’ll most likely forget tomorrow. [...]

Review | i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) ⋆⋆⋆

Review | i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) ⋆⋆⋆

Freelance Critic, Ava Wong Davies, is best known for her reviews in Exeunt Magazine and The Stage. With, ‘i will still be whole (when you rip me in half)’, she has boldly crossed the threshold from reviewing the work of others to presenting work of her own to be reviewed. In its opening scene, Joy [...]

Double Review | I… and The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English @ Maiden Speech Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre

Double Review | I… and The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English @ Maiden Speech Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre

The Maiden Speech Theatre Festival returned this month for its third season hosting a range of work from the next generation of emerging theatre makers. In this double bill review, I take a look at ‘I…’ by Asa Haynes and ‘The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English’ by Tania Nwachukwu. Both are personal, self-penned solo [...]

Review | Spiderfly, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Spiderfly, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

We’ve all read those articles where someone falls victim to the charms of a manipulative psycho and we’re left questioning – ‘why didn’t they just get up and leave?’. Spiderfly points its audience to exactly why this is easier said than done. Esther (Lia Burge) is a couples counselor and is barely holding it together. [...]