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Our vision is to build a global network of local reviewers reportingon the thriving, dynamic world of theatre and the performing arts. The reviews encompass works in major venues as well as cutting-edge performances in newer locations. 

Our mission is to provide our readers with a rich resource of high-quality reviews covering performances as they are staged.

We also provide unique opportunities to read interviews with playwrights, choreographers, directors and actors as well as reviews of books dedicated to theatre.

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Latest Reviews

La Merda ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Luke Davies
La Merda is a one woman show, comprised of three monologues performed in tandem by a naked actress sitting from on top of a small platform. The monologues are the craved utterances of an aspiring...
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Captain Amazing ☆☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Martha Quigley
    Fast-paced and intoxicatingly funny, it’s no surprise that after a sellout run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, Captain Amazing is back. Mark, or Captain Amazing (Mark Weinman),...
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Oh My Sweet Land; A Love Story From Syria ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Luke Davies
    Amir Nizar Zuabi's new play is pretty timely: the Syrian crisis now having produced millions of refugees, a death toll of over 150,000, and with Assad claiming to have defeated...
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Never Try This at Home ☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Luke Davies
    Never Try This At Home tells the story of a fictional children's television programme in the late 1970s called Shushi, taken off the air after a notorious episode in which...
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A Spoonful of Sherman ☆☆☆☆☆

Other - London, UK
Richard McKee
“Come to the cabaret, old chum,” was the refrain I was singing in the bath this morning.  The feel-good factor had persisted from last night’s performance at the Studio in St...
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Hercules ☆☆

Opera - Toronto, Canada
Aparna Halpé
When Peter Sellars was commissioned to reprise his 2011 production of Handel's Hercules for the Canadian Opera Company, I expected the effect to be politically charged and minimalist. After all,...
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Cool Rider ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Richard McKee
This reviewer is such a recent convert to the mobile telephone that he forgets to switch his off at the appropriate times.  As he sat in the packed stalls of the Duchess Theatre last night, he...
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Relative Values ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Owen Davies
This Noel Coward comedy from 1951 is a deceptive creation. Its form is a familiar one, the country house comedy. Its preoccupations - class, snobbery, ‘foreignness’, nostalgia, deception...
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Women of Twilight ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Tom Aitken
First, a word of warning. My three stars are awarded principally because of the social and historical interest of this play from 1951. At that time, in the middle classes at least, it was generally...
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Good People ☆☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Chris Bridges
Margaret (Imelda Staunton) is a single mother with a disabled child, relying on the help of her neighbours in an underprivileged area of Boston and her poorly paid job as a checkout assistant. When...
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Latest Interviews

Katy Lipson in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
Manchester-born producer Katy Lipson has been a steadily growing force to be reckoned with on the London theatre scene now for the past three or four years, developing a reputation for being a champion...
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John Travolta in conversation with Barry Norman

Rivka Jacobson
By Rivka Jacobson Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Sunday 16th February 2014 Producers: Rocco Buonvino and Joe Ricotta Photo credit:WENN Hosted by Barry Norman      John...
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Katie Posner in conversation with Kate Hainsworth

Kate Hainsworth
What is Ghost Town about? Where is its beating heart for you? What do I like best? It’s a play about a young boy dealing with issues. He has difficult thoughts – as do we all –...
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Latest Articles

Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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