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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Lost Theatre)

March 29, 2012


After 60 years Ken Kesey‘s novel ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest‘ is still a great read with starkly intense characters and a great sense of power & control and the revival of Dale Wasserman‘s stage adaptation at Lost Theatre has a lot going for it. David Shield’s design is beautiful and clinical at the […]

My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Above The Stag)

November 18, 2011


______ had warned me in advance that ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding‘ was not “high class theatre, dear”. He didn’t lie. MBGIW is crass, loud, borderline offensive and at times, hilariously funny – kinda like watching “The Only Was Is Essex” I guess. The scene is set from the moment the bell rings in the […]

Stand Tall (Landor Theatre)

October 25, 2011


I’d heard so many mediocre things about ‘Stand Tall‘ at the Landor that I wasn’t particularly excited to go, but after fighting a cold for so long, I was keen to simply get out of the flat and into a theatre. TFL had ruined by chances of seeing ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown‘ the […]

Constance (King’s Head Theatre)

October 8, 2011


Well here’s a theatrical curiosity. Is it, or is it not a play by Oscar Wilde? The controversy has been running around the theatre press, the mainstream press, Channel 4 news even ran a piece. Not a bad round of publicity for a fringe theatre, and indeed getting to premiere the script is something of […]

Noel & Gertie (Cockpit Theatre)

October 3, 2011


When _______ invited me to the ‘cock pit’, I assumed it was just another euphemism and promptly dropped to my knees. A hurried apology, a stern look from the changing room attendant in Zara, and ______ explained he simply wanted me to his arm-candy at the Press Night for ‘Noel & Gertie‘. Free theatre? This […]

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 ┬áinto 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 […]