Review | Little Baby Jesus, Orange Tree Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Little Baby Jesus, Orange Tree Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Little Baby Jesus is centred around the lives of three black teenagers as they wade through the intersection between childhood and young adulthood. Joanne (Rachel Nwokoro) is a loudmouth wisecracker. Often her breakdowns of a situation will be punctuated with the words ‘real talk’ to let you know that she ain’t chattin shit (real talk). [...]

Review | Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

It’s been said that great art comes from pain. After seeing Richard Gadd’s horrifying experience brought to stage in Baby Reindeer, it's hard to deny the truth in this. Gadd’s life has been punctuated by at least two traumatic events, and he's used both of these personal experiences as material for his standout solo shows. [...]

Review | Blithe Spirit, Tower Theatre ⋆

Review | Blithe Spirit, Tower Theatre ⋆

At the Tower Theatre in Stoke Newington, Blithe Spirit has been staged just in time for Halloween. The show is all about wealthy socialites mocking those around them and then getting terribly bothered by problems that they’ve created. The Noël Coward comedy written in the 1940s has its audience and will probably continue to have [...]

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 | Mushy: Lyrically Speaking, Arcola Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Mushy: Lyrically Speaking, Arcola Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Many would have seen the viral clip of Musharaf Asghar aka Mushy from the Channel 4 series, Educating Yorkshire. The school kid from Dewsbury won the hearts of the nation when, despite his stammer, he was able to read a speech with improved fluency. This was all thanks to his English teacher’s suggestion to listen [...]

Review | Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Behind the closed doors of the run-down, grave-yard adjacent home in Arkansas, the Lafayettes are caught in a storm of problems. Lafayette Senior is dead and his family are haemorrhaging funds. His children have returned to the family home to make it presentable for sale even though it has become a hoarder’s paradise. Their long-estranged [...]