Streaming Reviews

Reviews of online streaming productions

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Treason – The Musical

We all know – or think we do – what happened on 5th November 1605 – ‘Gunpowder, treason and plot!’ In this streamed concert performance of the core of...
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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

As George Orwell once wrote, ‘the Northerner has “grit”, he is … democratic; the Southerner is snobbish, effeminate and lazy’. Whilst nuanced here, th...
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Typical

This gripping 60-minute monologue deals with the death in custody of a young black man. It's a strange mixture of comedy, tragedy, and righteous anger...
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The Colour Purple – The Musical

It’s quite some achievement to take a show that ran at Leicester’s Curve back in 2019 as one conceived to be mounted on a full stage with a set, props...
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Hymn

‘Hymn’ is book-ended by two funeral orations but is much more of a hymn to love than anything churchy. In this case, the love is fraternal, neither ph...
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Sleeping Beauty

These are curious times through which we’re living. The once dependable tent pegs around which we normally hang the year have been up-ended, or have d...
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Up, Up, Up & Away

Since lockdown, many parents have asked me whether I’d recommend online theatre to stream for their children.  Until now, I have hesitated in recommen...