4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Rent Boy: The Musical

With a title like Rent Boy – The Musical, no one could possibly visit the latest offering from Vauxhall’s Above The Stag Theatre expecting Chekov,...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Liberty Tree

The Liberty Tree is The Wizard of Oz gone Agitprop - derived from agitation and propaganda, it’s stage plays, pamphlets, motion pictures and other a...
3.0★ ★ ★

Merchant of Venice

Polly Findlay’s Merchant of Venice is a decidedly mixed bag, like the giant pendulum which swings at the back of the stage, it moves from the ridicu...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Seagull

Chekhov’s fin-de-siècle drama, The Seagull (1895), a play that explores artistic, social, and familial conflicts, is given fresh life and relevance...
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 ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Asking Rembrandt

What does someone ask for when they commission art? Something beautiful, a status symbol, an artist’s ‘vision’? And how does the money and expec...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Othello

Iqbal Khan’s production of Othello has a deep split running through its middle. The first half is expansive and fast moving with the set changing fl...
4.0★★★★

Studying Hamlet

Performed in a church in Shoreditch, with the audience sitting on pews only feet from the actors, this is an innovative and intimate exploration of H...
1.0

Absent Friends

Absent Friends explores women, marriage and the notion of true happiness in the play.  It is set in the safe vicinity of a domestic home decorated in...