4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Wot? No Fish!!

There are not many theatrical productions that begin with the audience being invited to partake of gefilte fish, with a relish concocted of beetroot and horseradish. As the kosher delicacy was passed around, Da...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Miss-Leading Ladies

What could be nicer than sitting at a table with a glass of wine and a bowl of nuts, and being entertained in the most delightful way by peerless performers? One of them is actually called Peerless. With great ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The House of Mirrors and Hearts

Through a glass darkly might describe the viewer’s experience of this odd but powerful piece, which is getting its world première at one of London’s leading off-West End theatres.  The auditorium of the A...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Pirates of Penzance

There is not much time to catch this show as it comes to the end of a tour that began in the middle of April.  That ornate Edwardian music hall, the Hackney Empire, is a fitting location for the final dates, a...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Verb, “To Love”

Boasting one of the oldest pub theatres in London, the Old Red Lion in Islington reaches out to the LGBT community, but this uplifting account of the vicissitudes of a gay relationship has a universal appeal, e...
3.0★ ★ ★

Portia Coughlan

Boasting one of the oldest pub theatres in London, the Old Red Lion in bustling and trendy Islington usually fills its small auditorium with an appreciative audience, and tonight was no exception.  Set in rura...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Princess Ida

Having watched a really dire modern play the previous night, I was delighted to head over to Earl’s Court and enjoy a pint of real ale at the Finborough Tavern before repairing upstairs to the little theatre ...
1.0★ ★

The Dissidents

Once an Irish enclave, ‘County Kilburn’ has undergone a transformation within the lifetime of the Tricycle Theatre, that beacon of culture among the betting shops, charity shops, pound shops, public houses ...
Made in Britain
2.0★ ★

Made in Britain

The Old Red Lion in Islington boasts one of London’s oldest pub theatres, and it was packed last night (it usually is) for the press night of a new play which is billed as suitable for ages 15+.  This indica...
Booty and the Biatch
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Booty and the Biatch

I was a bit lost when I emerged onto the Wandsworrth Road and looked around for the Lost Theatre.  But there it was, next to Lambeth College, and glad I am that I found it.  The small auditorium was packed w...