Home / Tag Archives: London (page 5)

Tag Archives: London

Kiss Me Kate – London Coliseum

Music and lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Bella and Samuel Spewack Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Stephen Bates Is it possible that what can no longer be spoken can still be sung? The Taming of the Shrew, once one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, is now rarely seen in our theatres, seemingly swept away on a tide of political correctness. On the ...

Read More »

The Croydon Avengers  – Ovalhouse, London

Writer:  Oladipo Agboluaje Director:  Suzanne Gorman Reviewer:  Richard Maguire In The Croydon Avengers, aimed at 8-14year olds – though the consistent toilet humour seems more targeted to younger audiences – three asylum seekers decide to become crime-fighters in an effort to be accepted by the British. It’s a well-intentioned play, but ultimately it is too confusing. With crime rising in ...

Read More »

Beirut – The Park Theatre, London

Writer:  Alan Bowne Director:  Robin Lefevre Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The poster for this play is deliberately provocative; in shadowy velvet tones suggesting, initially, it’s an advert for red wine, a woman’s tongue seems poised to lick a man’s buttock. But look closer, and on his skin is the tattooed letter P. It stands for Blood Positive in this dark and ...

Read More »

GUY   – Venue:  The Bunker, London

Book and Lyrics:  Leoe Mercer Music:  Stephen Hyde Director: Sam Ward Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Of all the shows playing at the Breaking Out season at the Bunker Theatre, GUY, a new musical, feels the most complete. In its current state, it may lack some sophistication when it comes to production values, but the acting is first class, the singing is ...

Read More »

No One Is Coming to Save You   – The Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Nathan Ellis Director: Charlotte Fraser Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We all have a natural impulse for despair and the world’s problems seem most bleak when we can’t sleep. Examining a dark night of the soul, This Noise theatre company’s abstract new show No One is Coming to Save Youmakes its debut as part of the Bunker Theatre’s Breaking Out Festival, ...

Read More »

A Fortunate Man – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writer: John Berger and Jean Mohr Adaptor/Director: Michael Pinchbeck Reviewer: Lucy Lambert In 1967 writer and painter John Berger, together with photographer Jean Mohr, published A Fortunate Man, a portrait of country doctor John Sassall. It combines social observation with ethical and medical philosophy and paints not only a detailed portrait of a rural community and the dedicated doctor at ...

Read More »

Libby’s Eyes   –  The Bunker, London

Writer:  Amy Bethan Evans Director:  Spencer Charles Noll Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Opening The Bunker’s Breaking Out season, a series of new plays by emerging and exciting theatre companies, Libby’s Eyes is a successful and funny satire, which looks at how the government treats people with disabilities. Like the bureaucracy this play lampoons, Libby’s Eyes ticks all the right boxes. Set in a ...

Read More »