Lost Boy
2.0★ ★

Lost Boy

There are games you play when your mind wanders in a theatre. One of my favourites is to wonder what the cast I’m watching should actually be performing. This evening I came to the conclusion that I rather wi...
The Mistress Cycle
3.0★ ★ ★

The Mistress Cycle

It's a curious place, The Landor. On the one hand this little powerhouse of a theatre above a pub a couple of minutes away from Clapham North underground station punches well above its weight, and has a genuine...
The A to Z of Mrs P
3.5★ ★ ★

The A to Z of Mrs P

There's an awful lot to like about The A to Z of Mrs P, the new musical with book by Diane Samuels, and music and lyrics by Gwyneth Herbert, which has just opened at The Southwark Playhouse. The show tells t...
HMS Pinafore or The Lass That Loved A Sailor
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

HMS Pinafore or The Lass That Loved A Sailor

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera HMS Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved A Sailor, proved an instant success when it opened at London’s Opera Comique theatre in 1878, giving the creators their first bona fide ...
Kiss me, Figaro!
3.0★ ★ ★

Kiss me, Figaro!

There are some things in life which seem like a really good idea over a couple of glasses of chardonnay and yet, in the cold light of artistic execution somehow fall spectacularly short of their creators' inten...
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3.5★ ★ ★

From Here to Eternity

There're an awful lot of things to like about the new Bill Oakes/Tim Rice/Stuart Brayson musical From Here To Eternity, currently playing at The Shaftesbury Theatre, and based on James Jones’ 1951 novel of th...
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4.5★ ★ ★ ★

The Pride

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 2008 play, The Pride, currently being revived at The Trafalgar Studios following its original outing at The Royal Court some five years ago is, sadly, all too prescient to the times we s...
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2.0★ ★

Sherlock Holmes Ten Minute Plays

Sherlock Holmes - The Ten Minute Plays, now playing the late slot at The Kings Head in Islington (10pm Start) following a slightly earlier run at The Leicester Square Theatre, is an odd beast and no mistake. ...
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3.5★ ★ ★

Briefs – The Second Coming

Briefs, the multi-talented and multi-award-winning Australian company of ‘gay themed’ and radically, fiercely, camp circus performers who have pitched up at The South Bank’s London Wonderground as part of...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Varla Jean Merman & Well-Strung

It's not every day that a string quartet gets a thunderous reception, and cheers of 'Encore!' but then Well-Strung are no ordinary string quartet. Making their London debut at The Leicester Square Theatre, a...