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 | Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Where’s the America we were supposed to get? Was it a silhouette?’  It’s hard to deny that America is currently facing a storm of socio political issues: rising racial tensions; polarisation in communities over its immigration system; dwindling worker’s rights; and the ever-widening gap between the richest and the poorest in society. It’s easy to [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Deborah Lean

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Deborah Lean

Anyone who knows me, knows that 'Ragtime', is my all-time favourite musical. So the news that Sedos, an amateur theatre company based in London, would be staging the show this November was like Christmas come early. When I learnt that this production would have a 33 person cast and an 18 piece orchestra, I was [...]