‘Always a Critic’

'Always a Critic' was inaugurated in the Spring of 2017. Featuring what are in their view, some of the most interesting shows of the London theatre scene, theatre know-hows Alice and Meagan offer their criticisms...

‘Being Brave and Becoming’ – The Poetry we Make & Bicycles and Fish –...

One of the most amazing things about the Vault festival is the sheer volume of work that is on, brimming over with variety, bursting at the seems with challenges, with questions - and our...

“Intense and fiercely intelligent” – It’s True, It’s True, It’s True – New Diorama

When you're in a gallery, contemplating, let's say, classical Roman art, do really look at the art? Not just at its subject, at the Gods peering from the clouds, the bosoms of mortal women arranged with white...

“Brazen and unique” – Wasted – Southwark Playhouse

Have you ever felt like you were wasting time, or even your life? It might be a comfort to know that some of the most famous people in history felt the same, the Brontes...

‘Girls are not all sugar and sprinkles’ – Conquest – Vault Festival

'Conquest', the debut production from female-led Pear Shaped Theatre, is a subversive and delightfully NOT straight-faced-and-deadly-serious take on what it is to be a young woman and a feminist. Writer Katie Carden has stuck the...

You Me Bum Bum Train

You may already have noticed it is almost impossible to find out any hard facts about this show, except that tickets are like gold dust owing to its runaway success. I am afraid that...

“It’s serious fun, and you’ll want to play!” – Skate Hard, Turn Left –...

This isn't child's play, this is roller derby; a world of women, a world of different rules, of pushing, shoving, falling down and getting up again. Four woman, all clad in skates, pads and helmets...

Jane Eyre in Adaptation, A Critical Analysis

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is of course best known in its original form as a novel, but there have been numerous adaptations since its original publication in 1847 and it remains firmly in the...

The Mikado – Hampton Hill Theatre -27/10/2016

Hounslow Light Opera Company has justly earned itself a loyal following in the South West London theatre community, for consistently energetic and enjoyable performances. HLOC’s 2003 production of The Mikado marked the company’s 100th...

Moments that give our life meaning: Ordinary Days – London Theatre Workshop

It's an ordinary Friday night in London (you can hear the revellers outside) and we are just some ordinary, theatre-loving people here in a rather ordinary black box theatre. The four-hander Ordinary Days concerns, as...