LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: Bare E-ssentials, 2!

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THEATRE WEEKLY Live theatre as we know it may still be on standby but at Encompass productions ‘the show must go on’ and they have made a gallant return with the 2nd...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: ‘Staged’, BBC One

While live theatre is still on indefinite hold, the BBC have devised a placeholder in the form of 'Staged', starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen. Fueled by metatheatrical winks and nods between razor-sharp observational...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: The Bitter Pill Podcast

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THEATRE WEEKLY Painkiller Theatre’s latest project, the Bitter Pill podcast, has been created for us theatre-lovers in our time of need, as lockdown continues to keep theatre doors shut. The company’s offering...

LOCKDOWN REVIEWS: Bare E-ssentials

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THEATRE WEEKLY Short but enthralling, Encompass Productions are back from a two-year hiatus to beam some high-quality, no-budget new writing into our homes. As the UK lockdown lingers on, Encompass productions have come...

Lockdown Reviews: Fringe in Lockdown

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 has, understandably, been cancelled so that doorstop drop of the new programme I look forward to every year, will not be taking place. But whilst the future lives of those...

Lockdown Reviews: ‘The Tale of Little Bevan’

Last week I discovered and blogged about the Nick Hern Books playgroup, this week I wanted to shine a little light on the work of Pentabus. They may be just one of the many...

Lockdown Reviews: Nick Hern Books Playgroup ‘Arlington’

The theatres may be closed for now, but the creativity and ingenuity with which performers, producers and playwrights alike are continuing to entertain and delight us has been a lifeline. Getting your theatre fix...

“Nothing short of showstopping” – Jane McDonald Live – New Wimbledon Theatre

In turbulent political times and worries about climate change we need escapism and that’s what true theatre achieves. Jane McDonald and her vibrant band certainly achieved that last night in New Wimbledon Theatre as...

“Sharp tongued” – Fleabag – Wyndham’s Theatre

Being at 'Fleabag' in the West End I am undoubtedly lucky, the demand for tickets makes this a hotly anticipated cultural event, at a premium price. The mood in the room is sizzling anticipation,...

“Pull your tits up”, as Mother Pelican would say” – Last of the Pelican...

Families are never simple, but in the four-daughtered Pelican family, summoned to divide up their late mother’s will, there’s more than most round the table, on the table and swept under it. When everyone...