Review | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a stage adaptation of the 1988 film, is an unashamedly silly musical that chucks political correctness out of the window. Just when you think it can’t get more ludicrous, the plot skids and slides into territories that are even more absurd and outrageous. But somehow it’s gloriously good. Set on the French [...]

Review | Jersey Boys, Trafalgar Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Jersey Boys, Trafalgar Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

I was kindly invited to review Jersey Boys for the Evening Standard. You can read the review by clicking the link below. https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/theatre/jersey-boys-london-musical-theatre-west-end-b951150.html  Photo Credit: PR handout Jersey Boys is running at the Trafalgar Theatre until 2 January 2022 at the time of writing.

Review | Hymn, Almeida Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Hymn, Almeida Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

I was kindly invited to write a one-off review for the Evening Standard after their main critic was unfortunately pinged and had to self-isolate. You can read the review by clicking the link below. A big thanks to Nancy Durrant for the opportunity! https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/theatre/hymn-review-almeida-theatre-london-adrian-lester-danny-sapani-b948402.html Photo Credit: Marc Brenner Hymn is running at the Almeida Theatre [...]

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 [...]