2.0★ ★

Side Show

Bernard Pomerance’s 1977 play, The Elephant Man, detailing Joseph Merrick’s wish to be treated as a ‘normal’ member of society, after being discovered in a freak show where he was abused by his captor, ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair is absurd, puerile, vulgar, and utterly, utterly brilliant. I came out of the tiny Above the Arts theatre space with my eyes streaming, and even the muscles on the back of ...
3.0★ ★ ★

Musical of the Year

Musical of the Year, the show currently playing at The Lost Theatre on Wandsworth Road, is a rough re-telling of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the 'schtick' being that each scene of ...
Wonderful Town Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Wonderful Town

There are some shows which just don’t really work, but have great scores. Paint your Wagon and Candide are two that come immediately to mind. Although the score for Wonderful Town isn’t quite in their le...
Floyd Collins Wilton's Music Hall
2.0★ ★

Floyd Collins

I’d forgotten just how tedious the first act of Floyd Collins actually is. That’s not to say that this is a bad production. Far from it. Jonathan Butterell makes a very sound fist of directing his talented ...
Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jesus Christ Superstar

It’s forty-four years since Jesus Christ Superstar opened at The Palace Theatre, forty-five since its 1971 Broadway opening. Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s 1970 ‘concept’ (double) album, ...
Triple Entendre – Love, Life, and Other Stuff The Canal Cafe Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Triple Entendre – Love, Life, and Other Stuff

There’s talent by the bucket-load from this rather twisted triumvirate of triple-threat young women who pop out onto the stage at The Canal Café Theatre with the voices of angels and the vocabulary of Liverp...
Savage at the Arts Theatre
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Savage

As I sit here writing this review there is a leadership election being undertaken in the UK for someone to take David Cameron’s place as head of The Conservative Party. Among the five contenders still in t...
The Go-Between Apollo Theatre (Helen Maybanks) 2
3.0★ ★ ★

The Go-Between

There is really only one reason why Richard Taylor and David Wood’s 2011 theatrical version of the 1953 L.P. Hartley novel, The Go-Between, should be occupying a commercial theatre on Shaftesbusy Avenue, and ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Titanic

There's certainly no lack of ambition in the production of Maury Yeston's Titanic which has just berthed at The Charing Cross Theatre in approximately the same production as was last seen back in 2013 at Southw...