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 [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, winner of the 2019 JMK Award, is an engaging and ambitious artist. In this interview, Tristan and I talk about his experience with directing ‘Little Baby Jesus’ and the passion and creativity that went into staging one of his all-time favourite plays. Since this interview took place, the world of theatre has changed. [...]

Review | Sonder, Bread and Roses Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Sonder, Bread and Roses Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

After recent legislative change in Northern Ireland, abortion is now legal across the UK. Although there’s been a tidal shift in societal attitudes over time, having an abortion still remains a thorny conversation topic. Pro-life vs Pro-choice. Liberal vs Conservative. Regardless of how reasoned and measured you think your own views may be, you can [...]

Review | Tinted, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Tinted, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆

Tinted is a one-woman show written by Amy Bethan Evans. Our central character, Laura (Charlotte Eyres), talks through her experience of growing up with a visual impairment, touching on themes including accessibility, societal attitudes towards disability and sexual consent.  The piece, creatively directed by Elske Waite, frequently leaps through time. In some scenes, we see [...]

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 | Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats, Soho Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Following its successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, duo Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole have arrived at the Soho Theatre to bring their show to London audiences. The set-up is that we're in a pub. But not just a pub, it’s a recreation of ‘The Pub’ in Valletta, Malta. Pre-show, there's a generous [...]