The Cement Garden
3.0★ ★ ★

The Cement Garden

Ian McEwan’s first novel, The Cement Garden (1978) is a short, morbid and absorbing novel that earned him the sobriquet Ian McAbre. The story concerns four children whose father and mother die in quick s...
Half A Person- My Life As Told By The Smiths By Alex Broun
3.0★ ★ ★

Half A Person: My Life As Told By The Smiths

“It all begins with a skinny latte…” William is a twenty-something Londoner, with a Morrissey-style quiff, immature, self-obsessed, with a gothic sense of humour and attracted to vamp ice queens. He drift...
Finding Joy By Vamos Theatre
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Finding Joy

Marcel Marceau defined mime as “the art of expressing feelings by attitudes and not a means of expressing words through gestures”, and the cast of Finding Joy applies that marvellously to its fullest exte...
Don Gil of the Green Breeches By Tirso de Molina
3.5★ ★ ★ (★)

Don Gil of the Green Breeches

Don Gil of the Green Breeches (Don Gil de las calzas verdes- 1635)is the first in a series of three plays at the Arcola Theatre as part of the Spanish Golden Age Season - early 16th century to the late 17th...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Liolà

Sicily, summer 1916. The village women finish harvesting Old Simone’s almond crop, and we are introduced to the characters through their cheerful singing and gossiping. Liolà is a larger-than-life, rascally ...
Land of Our Fathers by Chris Urch
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Land of Our Fathers

Land of Our Fathers depicts the fate of six Welsh miners trapped underground after their pit collapses in 1979. Their banter and teasing turns darker as they await rescue while their food and water runs out, th...
Unsung
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Unsung

A pair of brothers and their wives, a shared home with a kitchen that needs renovating – the domestic stage: comfortable, claustrophobic. Emma Jesse’s set surrounds the couples with staples of normality - ...