Reasons To Be Happy

In the preface to the published edition of Reasons To Be Happy, the author, Neil LaBute opines thus: I was recently asked by someone what...

Review – The Suicide

Well, this has gone to shit. So speaks Pal Aron’s character, Councillor Brian Dawes, late in the action in The Suicide, a production described in the...
Sunset Boulevard

Review – Sunset Boulevard ✭✭✭✭✭✭

Glenn Close's performance in Sunset Boulevard at the Coliseum is likely to be the musical theatre performance of the year. She enters tentatively, wary. The space...

Review – The Painkiller

The Painkiller is a farce with a deadly undertone: murder and suicide. The juxtaposition of low-rent laughs and high stakes tragedy works. At its...

Review – People, Places & Things

On the face of it, Duncan MacMillan's People, Places & Things is a sobering and insightful analysis of modern day addictions. Drug and alcohol...

Review – Boy

When Laurie Lee, later famous for Cider with Rosie, was busking his way across Europe in order to fight in the Spanish Civil War,...

Review – Motown The Musical

If there ain't no mountain high enough, there certainly isn't praise enough to heap upon Lucy St Louis, the West End's latest superstar diva...

Escaped Alone

The hunger began when eighty percent of food was diverted to tv programmes. Commuters watched breakfast on iPlayer on their way to work. Smartphones...

Review – Les Blancs

The air is thick with incense. Pungent. Powerful. Seductive. A steady, throbbing hum of almost melodic insistence punches through, anticipating something momentous. It comes. Slowly,...

Right Now

I don't remember exactly when the thought occurred to me. Perhaps when I was convinced that there had been a baby and that baby...

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Rink

Review – The Rink

The Rink is the best revival of a musical currently playing in London. Don't let unfamiliarity with the show or its score deter you....

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