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Our vision is to build a global network of local reviewers reportingon the thriving, dynamic world of theatre and the performing arts. The reviews encompass works in major venues as well as cutting-edge performances in newer locations. 

Our mission is to provide our readers with a rich resource of high-quality reviews covering performances as they are staged.

We also provide unique opportunities to read interviews with playwrights, choreographers, directors and actors as well as reviews of books dedicated to theatre.

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Latest Reviews

Hercules ☆☆

Opera - Toronto, Canada
Aparna Halpé
When Peter Sellars was commissioned to reprise his 2011 production of Handel's Hercules for the Canadian Opera Company, I expected the effect to be politically charged and minimalist. After all,...
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Cool Rider ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Richard McKee
This reviewer is such a recent convert to the mobile telephone that he forgets to switch his off at the appropriate times.  As he sat in the packed stalls of the Duchess Theatre last night, he...
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Relative Values ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Owen Davies
This Noel Coward comedy from 1951 is a deceptive creation. Its form is a familiar one, the country house comedy. Its preoccupations - class, snobbery, ‘foreignness’, nostalgia, deception...
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Women of Twilight ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Tom Aitken
First, a word of warning. My three stars are awarded principally because of the social and historical interest of this play from 1951. At that time, in the middle classes at least, it was generally...
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Good People ☆☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Chris Bridges
Margaret (Imelda Staunton) is a single mother with a disabled child, relying on the help of her neighbours in an underprivileged area of Boston and her poorly paid job as a checkout assistant. When...
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Amor ☆☆☆☆(☆)

Drama - London, UK
Katerina Gotsi
“Profit”, “take”, “dollars”, “consume”, “capacity”, “interest”, “buy”, “credit”, “stock”,...
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Secret Cinema 21 ☆☆☆☆

Other - London, UK
Becca Kaplan
Secret Cinema, once again, has proven that you can live in the movies if you want to. Now, as due to the whole ‘secret’ aspect I cannot address too much what of occurs during the evening,...
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Lil Red Riding Hood and Wolf It Down ☆☆☆

Children theatre - London, UK
Daniel Lombard
Linda Kirby brings the drama, thrills and excitement of this much-loved children’s tale to life with an all-singing, all-dancing version at the Colour House Theatre. The story of Little Red...
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La Cantatrice Chauve (The Bold Soprano) ☆☆☆☆☆

Drama - Paris, France
Ronit Wineman
‘La Cantatrice Chauve’ (The Bold Soprano)  has played more than 17,000 performances at the Theatre de la Huchette and has continued to charm audiences for more than 56 years –...
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A View From the Bridge ☆ ☆ ☆☆(☆)

Drama - London, UK
Blair Bou-Chebl
  The Young Vic, often described as London’s “sexiest theatre,” continues it’s season with a provocative piece of theatre that engulfs you from beginning to end. Arthur...
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Latest Interviews

Katy Lipson in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
Manchester-born producer Katy Lipson has been a steadily growing force to be reckoned with on the London theatre scene now for the past three or four years, developing a reputation for being a champion...
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John Travolta in conversation with Barry Norman

Rivka Jacobson
By Rivka Jacobson Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Sunday 16th February 2014 Producers: Rocco Buonvino and Joe Ricotta Photo credit:WENN Hosted by Barry Norman      John...
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Katie Posner in conversation with Kate Hainsworth

Kate Hainsworth
What is Ghost Town about? Where is its beating heart for you? What do I like best? It’s a play about a young boy dealing with issues. He has difficult thoughts – as do we all –...
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Latest Articles

Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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