Home / Tag Archives: Isla Shaw

Tag Archives: Isla Shaw

Cat in the Hat – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the original book by Dr. Seuss Adaptation: Katie Mitchell Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Dominic Corr Boredom is rife in families today, stretching out activities in an effort to play. When the games have run dry and rain continues to pour, what on earth could the Cat in the Hat have in store? Adapted from the timeless Dr Seuss ...

Read More »

The Importance of Being Earnest – Curve, Leicester

Edward Franklin, Cathy Tyson, Darren Bennett, Martha Mackintosh and Fela Lufadeju in The Importance of Being Earnest

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman The Importance of Being Earnestopened in London in 1895 to immense critical acclaim, and has rarely been absent from British stages since. This new production from Curve Leicester injects the frothy storyline with fizzing life, and features strong performances throughout the ensemble cast. Opening in a London bachelor pad, the ...

Read More »

The Importance of Being Earnest – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Edward Franklin, Cathy Tyson, Darren Bennett, Martha Mackintosh and Fela Lufadeju in The Importance of Being Earnest

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Does Wilde’s witty masterpiece have anything new left to say to 21stCentury theatregoers having been regularly performed and revived in the years since its first performances at the tail end of the 19th? In this Birmingham REP and Curve, Leicester co-production, director Nikolai Foster and designer Isla Shaw certainly think so ...

Read More »

Wipers – Curve, Leicester

Simon Rivers as Sadiq in Wipers

Writer: Ishy Din Director: Suba Das Reviewer: James Garrington   Among the wealth of material written about the First World War, there is actually very little drama based on the contribution of South Asian soldiers, even though by the end of the war over one-and-a-half million of them had crossed the ocean to fight with the Allied armies. Wipers is ...

Read More »

The Witches – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   Leicester Curve’s Christmas production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches arrives at The Lowry as part of its national tour. For anyone who knows the story and how to spot the tell-tale signs of a witch may certainly be looking a little closer as they leave the theatre. ...

Read More »

The Witches – Liverpool Everyman

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin   Roald Dahl, the master of children’s storytelling, has constructed a fantastic story revolving around a sect of children-hating evil witches who have blended in with normal society and are found out by our story’s hero, Boy. David Wood’s adaptation is faithful to the book, most obviously that ...

Read More »

The Witches – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: David Wood, based on the book by Roald Dahl Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Witches have been represented in all sorts of ways from fun and lovingto the typically evil and cackling kind who can turn people into toads and mice. Roald Dahl’s novel falls under the latter, and this latest stage production by The Curve,Leicester and Rose ...

Read More »

Angelina Ballerina – The Mousical – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Director: Miranda Larson Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:3]   The trouble was that it was just too loud. Three generations, Grandfather, Mother and Granddaughter (a true ‘Angelina’ fan) turned up at Worthing hoping for a magical introduction to the Theatre but from the moment the overture blasted out of the speakers we knew we were struggling. Unfortunately, it was not only ...

Read More »