“B-word and border busting” – BE Festival, Birmingham

The big 'B' may have been looming over 2019 but the 'B' word didnt stop BE Festival (Birmingham European Festival) from programming their 10th year of experimental European performance at the Birmingham Rep Theatre....

“That sense of panic that bubbles just below the surface” – No One is...

Stepping out of the sunlight into the Bunker theatre, the temperature drops and the hustle of Southwark and the busy food market next door is silenced. It's underground, intimate but slightly claustrophobic, and couldn't...

Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons – Camden People’s Theatre – 25/10/16

"The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in their lifetime" But what do we do with them? What could we do with them, or what should we do with them, if given the chance? What if, Sam...

Titanic the Musical – Hampton Hill Theatre – 9/11/16

As I approached the Hampton Hill Theatre last night, I was steeling myself for the second major human drama of the day so far. Unlike the unpredictable conclusion of an election day, Titanic at...

‘Telling Stories with no Words’ – Apple John – Theatre Alibi

From a very young age I was fascinated by stories, as most children are. I would tell stories to my baby sister before I could even read, pointing my chubby infant fingers at the...

To play needs much work. But when we experience the work as play, then it is not work any more. A play is play. Peter Brook, The Empty Space.

“Doomed romance dusted with snow” – La Boheme – ENO

I still don't have any desktop processing software so I am once again coping and pasting - apologies - the password to access photos for this show is rodolfo - I think the image...

“Delightful, hot, sweaty mess” – Hotter – Soho Theatre

How well do you know your inner critic? When you look in the mirror, what does she or he whisper in your ear, or shout loudly in your face? “Too fat! Too skinny! Too...

Ballet of Empathy: The Boy in Striped Pyjamas – Richmond Theatre

I think I had good reason to be dubious about a 'holocaust ballet', which is what I faced myself with this evening at Richmond Theatre. The thought of dancing Nazis and over-sentimentality filled me...

Light – Battersea Arts Centre – 04/02/16

Theatre is unique in its ability to take you to places you have never been before but 'Light', by Theatre Infinitum, takes this to extremes, conjuring times, places and scenarios beyond imagining with nothing...