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 | 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. [...]

Review | Netflix and Chill, The Drayton Arms Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Netflix and Chill, The Drayton Arms Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

For some, Netflix and Chilling is an uncomplicated way to have someone over to yours for casual sex without the expense of going out on a date first. For others, the suggestion of it is a clear indication that the person you've been messaging on Tinder may not be the catch you hoped for. Without [...]

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 | Lunatic 19s – A Deportational Road Trip, Finborough Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Lunatic 19s – A Deportational Road Trip, Finborough Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

We’re told that we’re living at a time of an ‘immigration crisis’. The cries against immigrants aren’t only heard in parts of the UK as we head for Brexit. They can also be heard across continental Europe by rising far-right nationalist parties and in the US where rallies of people feel comfortable in chanting that [...]

Review | Firecracker, Ovalhouse Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Firecracker, Ovalhouse Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Watch out for the name Helena Morais. As part of the Ovalhouse’s Untold Season, Helena has written, produced and stars in ‘Firecracker’. This coming of age play has meaning and grit and teaches us the fascinating origins and ways of Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts Form. ‘Firecracker’ is one of the best experiences I’ve had [...]