2.0★ ★

Sublime

Sublime, a debut play by Sarah Thomas, promises balaclavas, wigs, jewels and forbidden passions within the intimate confines of Soho’s Tristan Bates...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Slave

LeRoi Jones’ play The Slave is described as ‘angry, passionate, and unapologetic’; unfortunately, in this production at least, this passion does...
3.0★ ★ ★

This Is Not A Drill

This Is Not A Drill is truly a whirlwind of a spectacle; sometimes in a good way, sometimes less so. Performed by the BA (Hons) Acting students from t...
3.0★ ★ ★

One Of Those

This is a short play that focusses on two train journeys and on the lives of five passengers. The first trip is from London to Penzance and it begins ...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Stationmaster

In the heart of the West End, but very much a ‘fringe’ theatre, the Tristan Bates Theatre is playing host to From Page to Stage, a season of new m...
3.0★ ★ ★

Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising: The Young D. H. Lawrence originally came into existence in 1985, as Kay and Slack (then a young drama student) bonded over their Notti...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

My Children! My Africa!

Set in South Africa in 1985, Athol Fugard’s ‘My Children! My Africa!’ (1989) is all about divisions and oppositions: black and white, younger an...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

One of Those

Much like the Tristan Bates Theatre, Tom Ward-Thomas’ writing debut One of Those is simple, unpretentious and effective. On the train from London to...
The Glasshouse
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Glasshouse

Max Richter's On the Nature of Daylight - the bleak contemporary classical work which largely forms the musical soundscape for my evening - gently fil...