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Honk! (Lost Theatre)

September 29, 2011


Stiles & Drewe have become my favourite musical theatre team of late and a new production of ‘Honk!’ just seemed like too much fun to pass up, even it was somewhere in South London. So I packed my rape whistle and caught a cab to the Lost Theatre. When I got out of the cab […]

Ragtime (Landor Theatre)

September 28, 2011


The programme for ‘Ragtime‘ at the Landor asks the simple question, why would you try to squeeze an epic like this into such as a small space? By the end of this production I was left thinking ‘who cares when the results are this good’ and ‘how can I squeeze this many men  into my […]

Boys Plays (Above The Stag)

September 26, 2011


Two short plays about hero worship (with male nudity)! I like how the ‘male nudity’ is a warning… yeah right boys, you know exactly how to get people to buy tickets – hahaha ‘Boys’ Play‘, the first play of the evening, is a tale of two boys in the woods, written by Jack Heifner (who […]

Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre)

September 24, 2011


Why didn’t ‘Betty Blue Eyes’ succeed? I really don’t know because this is one really good musical. Far superior to many of our long-running shows. And let’s be honest, this girl loves a pork injection. In the final week of ‘Betty’s run at the Novello ______ invited me to catch it one more time. I’d […]

Playboy Of The Western World (Old Vic)

September 23, 2011


It’s called ‘Playboy Of The Western World‘. It has the dirty, cute one from ‘Misfits‘ in it. All good right? Um.. what went wrong? Maybe it was the dialogue I could barely hear. Maybe it was the over-the-top delivery. Maybe it was the un-funny jokes. But ‘Playboy Of The Western World‘ utterly failed to the […]

The Lion King: 5000th performance (Lyceum Theatre)

September 17, 2011


For a theatre slut like me, t’s impossible NOT to think of ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark‘ (a show I have not seen) when now seeing Julie Taymor‘s theatrical, blockbuster adaptation ‘The Lion King‘, which celebrated its 5000th London performance this week. 5000 performances?! In a time when shows close so quickly, being a survivor […]

The Mercy Seat (Glow Box, Pleasance Theatre)

September 4, 2011


Neil LaBute. 9/11. This is going to a light-hearted comedy right? um… Neil LaBute is a writer I like. He is provocative and un-compromising, whether you like it or not. He has a point of view on human nature which is thrilling in my book. I’m also heading over to New York, co-incidentally at the […]

Don Giovanni (OperaUpClose, Soho Theatre)

September 2, 2011


Money, drugs, seduction, rape, murder, cramped seats – welcome to the next generation of opera, courtesy of OperaUpClose. I loved their ‘La Boheme’, which I saw in the original run at the Cock Theatre Tavern in Kilburn. It worked because of the thrill of the new and the site specific use of the pub as […]