Category Archives: Theatre

Edmond – The Chamber Theatre @ The Carleton Tavern

A Night of Vicious Entertainment The Chamber Theatre takes its audience through a labyrinth of alienation and immorality in their production of  David Mamet’s “Edmond” at the Carleton Tavern.  Bored with his wife anti-hero Edmond rejects convention soon finding himself … Continue reading

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Holly & Ivan’s Christmas Adventure: A Seasonal Play for the Little Ones

An edited version of this review has appeared in MyVillage.com The Lyric Hammersmith sums up many of the great things about London. The Lyric is consistently raising its game bringing accessible, inexpensive, talented theatre to the masses in a classy comfortable … Continue reading

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Nomad @Whiteleys: Cinema Pops Up in Bayswater

The independent Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise re-launched its travelling pop-up cinema Nomad in the middle of Bayswater at the beautiful, if underused, Whiteley’s. The pop-up operates 7 days a week until 21 December in what was formerly the book shop … Continue reading

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Yerma @ The Gate Theatre

Natalie Abrahami’s direction of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Yerma is a simplified linear affair providing a riveting if rocky night at the theatre. Spanish for “barren”, Yerma remains the grim tragedy of a deceitful childless marriage and Anthony Weigh’s version brings … Continue reading

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Death and The Maiden @ The Harold Pinter Theatre 3*

In 1991 London hosted the world première of Death and The Maiden so twenty years on it’s fitting that this be the inaugural play at the theatre named for its champion, Harold Pinter. Alex Dorfman’s tale of government atrocities against activists explores … Continue reading

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“Saved” @The Lyric – 4*

An edited version of this review has appeared on London24 and MyVillage Brace yourself for one hell of a ride.  Banned, prosecuted and vilified when premiered in the ‘60s Edward Bond’s “Saved”, is the first previously-banned production to leave me short of … Continue reading

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Mixed Marriage @ Finborough Theatre – Star Crossed Lovers & Political Strife – 3.5*

An edited version of this review has appeared on London24 A full century since it was first staged in Dublin Mixed Marriage, centred on a Protestant family in Belfast, resonates as clearly as any modern day socio-political drama. The script and … Continue reading

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