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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

Chimera ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Nicole Kent
Chimera is the story of Jennifer Samuels (Suli Holum) who learns that she has chimerism, a rare medical condition in that she carries two sets of DNA. This suggests absorbed her twin sister as an embryo...
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ☆☆☆☆☆

Other - London, UK
Sophie Nervkla
Dating back to the 14th century (and of dubious authorship), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is regarded as one of the best loved Middle English poems. Simon Armitage’s translation garnered considerable...
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The Gospel According to the Other Mary ☆☆☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Paul Williams
Go to see The Gospel According to the Other Mary, and you’ll witness a thrilling demonstration of the remarkable range and skill of the American composer, John Adams. Not only that, you’ll...
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Love’s Labours Lost/Love’s Labours Won (Much Ado About Nothing) ☆☆☆☆

Drama - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Mel Cooper
The RSC has paired new productions of Love’s Labours Lost and Much Ado About Nothing to promote the idea that the latter is the mysterious lost play Love’s Labours Won. Certainly, for centuries,...
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The Missing Ones: An Interesting Life (Οι Αγνοούμενοι. Μια ενδιαφέρουσα ζωή) ☆☆☆☆

Drama - Athens , Greece
Katerina Gotsi
“Here, nobody lives. Here, nobody remembers”, says Mina devastated at the epilogue of The Missing Ones: An Interesting Life. As Katsikonouris’ play reaches its end, one wonders who...
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God Bless the Child ☆☆☆

Children theatre - London, UK
Lucy Ashe
Walking through the corridor leading into the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, you quickly see that you are not in a theatre at all, but in a school. Colourful bags, little coats, and Disney themed lunch boxes...
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Howie the Rookie ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Rowena Hawkins
The Howie and the Rookie are on different sides of a brawl one boozy night deep in Dublin's underbelly. It starts with a violent fight over a scabies-infested mattress but fate, some Mayan gods...
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The Witch of Edmonton ☆☆☆☆

Comedy - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Mel Cooper
The collaboration by Rowley, Dekker Ford and James Etcetera on The Witch of Edmonton has always seemed to lots of people to me amazing. How can 3+ men write a play that is so coherent, they cry? Well,...
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How A Man Crumbled ☆☆☆

MIME - London, UK
Katerina Yannouli
The concrete and dark rooms of The Vaults underneath Waterloo Station make an ideal venue for Clout Theatre’s How A Man Crumbled; an industrial space lacking natural light, fitting for a dark...
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Cans ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Luke Davies
Cans stages the aftermath of a celebrity radio DJ’s suicide following a sex abuse scandal. If the subject matter is bleak, and perhaps over-familiar – Stuart Slade’s script is neither....
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Latest Interviews

Janet Suzman in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
We met at the Print Room at the Coronet at Notting Hill, where Janet Suzman stars as one of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa in Lara Foot's new...
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Gus Christie in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Rivka Jacobson
Gus Christie is the Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne, the renowned international opera company. It’s annual Festival runs  from the middle of May to the end of August then its Tourouring...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in conversation with Jonathan Ross

Rivka Jacobson
By Rivka Jacobson Live on stage in Lancaster London Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Ross 15 November 2014 An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger,hosted by award-winning TV chat show host,Jonathan...
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Latest Articles

A double dose of Anton Checkov\'s plays

Rupert Stonehill
Katie Mitchell's production of The Cherry Orchardat at the Young Vic and Russell Bolam's production of Uncle Vanya at St James Theatre, seen on Saturday 8th November...
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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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