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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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Rivka Jacobson
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Latest Reviews

Noodles ☆☆☆☆

Other - London, UK
Luke Davies
NoFit State are a company whose work feels closely tied to that of other experimental companies who emerged during the late 80s and early 90s – like Forced Entertainment and Told By An Idiot –...
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My Night with Reg ☆☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Rowena Hawkins
Really, Kevin Elyot's dark comedy ought to be called 'Several Nights with Six Men Who Aren't Reg', for although the titular Reg (real name Renaldo) looms large over the action we never...
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Ruling Class ✩✩✩✩

Comedy - London, UK
Rebecca Coates
The first West End performance of Peter Barnes’ cult play since its premiere in 1968, Trafalgar Studios’ production of The Ruling Class is a frenzied, whirling couple of hours, helmed by...
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Blind Date ✩✩✩✩

Comedy - London, UK
Nicola Watkinson
Blind Date is an exploration of the modern dating world, deeply moving and constantly funny. It begins with Andrew and Angela filling out online dating profiles in their separate homes, although they...
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Hello/Goodbye ✩✩✩✩

Comedy - London, UK
Rebecca Coates
Writer Peter Souter’s first play, Hello/Goodbye, was originally performed in the Downstairs venue of the Hampstead Theatre, but moved to the larger upstairs auditorium due to popular demand –...
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Don Giovanni ✩✩✩✩

Opera - Toronto, Canada
Aparna Halpé
Dmitri Tcherniakov's mesmerizing co-production of Mozart's Don Giovanni opened at the Canadian Opera Company's Four Seasons Theater after resounding success in Teatro Real Madrid, and the...
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Gecko - Institute ✩✩✩✩

MIME - London, UK
Luke Davies
Institute is a new work commissioned by the London International Mime Festival and created by Gecko, a British based company who specialise in multilingual devised theatre, usually visual in form...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream ✩✩✩✩

Drama - London, UK
Luke Davies
The Arcola Queer Collective’s first production is a fusion of cabaret, new writing and Shakespeare, performed by an ensemble representing East London’s LGBTQI community, and devised with...
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Andrea Chénier ✩✩✩✩

Opera - London, UK
Owen Davies
Giordano wrote fourteen operas but Andrea Chenier,first heard in Milan in 1896, is the only one that is regularly performed today. Giordano was one of the young composers who, alongside Puccini, Mascagni...
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The Diary of a Nobody ✩✩✩

Drama - London, UK
Tom Aitken
George Grossmith was the man who created the roles of John Wellington Wells, Sir Joseph Porter, Major General Stanley, Reginald Bunthorne, The Lord Chancellor, King Gama, Ko Ko, Robin Oakapple and Jack...
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Latest Interviews

Janet Suzman in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
We met at the Print Room at the Coronet at Notting Hill, where Janet Suzman stars as one of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa in Lara Foot's new...
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Gus Christie in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
Gus Christie is the Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne, the renowned international opera company. It’s annual Festival runs  from the middle of May to the end of August then its Tourouring...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in conversation with Jonathan Ross

Rivka Jacobson
By Rivka Jacobson Live on stage in Lancaster London Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Ross 15 November 2014 An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger,hosted by award-winning TV chat show host,Jonathan...
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Latest Articles

A double dose of Anton Checkov\'s plays

Rupert Stonehill
Katie Mitchell's production of The Cherry Orchardat at the Young Vic and Russell Bolam's production of Uncle Vanya at St James Theatre, seen on Saturday 8th November...
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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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