Home / London (page 3)

London

Eurohouse – The Ovalhouse

Created and performed by Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas Reviewer: Deborah Parry It is a sad but inevitable fact that no system is perfect – there will always be winners and losers. In all of the debates and discussions that lead up to last year's EU referendum, much focus was given to criticism and praise of the European Union in ...

Read More »

The Braille Legacy – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book/Lyrics: original French Book and Lyrics by Sébastien Lancrenon English translation: Ranjit Bolt Music: Jean-Baptiste Saudray Director: Thom Southerland Musical director: Toby Higgins Reviewer: David Guest Fighting against discrimination and changing the world through mad dreams could be the plot summary of any number of plays through the ages. At Charing Cross Theatre, whose productions are increasingly becoming unmissable under ...

Read More »

Wheel of Misfortune – Old Red Lion, London

Writers: Anabel Barnston, Helen Rose-Hampton and the Cast Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Everyone has a sob story these days and countless TV shows exploit that misery if it means the individual can entertain the nation while vying to win a talent show, a date or even a quiz. Building on this idea Monorogue theatre company has created Wheel of Misfortune a ...

Read More »

Spring Offensive – Omnibus Theatre, London

Writer: Victoria Willing Director: Marie McCarthy Reviewer: Sophia Moss Spring Offensive is an intelligent, bleak and ambitious exploration of war tourism, disappointment, loneliness and life as a British expat. The first half of this play is compelling but, as the evening wears on, tensions rise and the laughter is replaced by awkward silences, the audience may be confused and a ...

Read More »

Whisper House – The Other Palace, London

Music and lyrics: Duncan Sheik Book and lyrics: Kyle Jarrow Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Anyone who can turn a Frank Wedekind play into a hit musical is worthy of respect and so be it with Duncan Sheik. His 2006 show Spring Awakening ran for over two years on Broadway and won multiple Tony awards, although its West End ...

Read More »

Why Not Us? – The Space, London

Writers: Rebekah Harvey and Sandy Murray Director: Elif Knight Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The battle for gender equality is far from over, but while women have made some strides in the last 50 years, one unexpected outcome is a similar kind of gendered pressure exerted on men to retain their roles as hunters and heroes. Concepts of femininity and masculinity have ...

Read More »

After You – Live At Zédel, London

Music: Alex Parker Book and Lyrics: Katie Lam Director: Alastair Knights Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Over recent months, Brasserie Zedél’s live cabaret space, The Crazy Coqs, has been spreading its wings with comedy performers and plays complementing the more traditional cabaret. Now, it has a commissioned musical, written for and set in the venue by Alex Parker and Katie Lam. Apart ...

Read More »

Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Director: Stacey Norris Reviewer: Tom Finch Magnificent Bastards really have got the gift that keeps on giving. Sh!t-faced Shakespeare is a simple concept but the potential for laughs is huge. Six classically trained actors perform an abridged Shakespeare play and one of the actors happens to be more than a little sozzled. Cue confusion, mishaps and the ever looming presence ...

Read More »