UK Reviews

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Life of Pi

Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi has enjoyed critical acclaim since 2001, in part thanks to its reputation as a modern novel of ‘accessible philosophy’....
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The Tempest

Back in March last year, this production was only a few days into its run when the Pandemic struck, and the theatres were locked down.  Now, at last, ...
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XENOS

This solo work originated as part of the national cultural commemorations for World War One, 14-18 NOW. It returns to Sadler’s Wells as part of ‘Carni...
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BEOWULF
AN EPIC PANTO

Panto is its own art form, and not an easy one to get right.  Whether you are aiming at children or adults you must observe the tried and tested formu...
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When Jazz Meets Flamenco

This is a show of multiple halves: the understated and the overly extravagant; the band and the star; the flamenco and the jazz (just about). It se...
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Outwitting the Devil

The Akram Company returns to Sadler’s Wells with a season of works, both old and new, under the umbrella title ‘Carnival of Shadows’. First up is ‘Out...
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Rumi: The Musical

For two nights the Coliseum has hosted a new musical by the team that brought ‘Broken Wings’ to London three years ago. Many of the points I made in m...
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The Comedy Of Errors

Slapstick Shakespeare In this early comedy (based on The Menaechmi by Plautus), we learn that a family has been separated because of an accident at...
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Manor

Manor is a play that feels comfortable and isn’t. In that, it echoes the central themes of the play – the glamour and certainty that draws so many to ...