“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...

“Startlingly honest” – Things I Know to be True – OSO

Has there, or can there ever be such a thing as a ‘normal’, quiet family life? Andrew Bovell’s 2016 Australian-British play tears right to the heart of the family unit in this suburban drama...

“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...

“More to this play, than laughs” – A Funny Thing Happened… – The Finborough

Behind the sickly green medical curtain, two older women lie. Dosed up on painkillers, they are seemingly dead to their surroundings, but their hearts are still beating. The Oncology ward is a suffocating shade...

“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...

“A brightly coloured world of ageless wonder” – Wise Children – The Old Vic

It's tough to love an adaptation of something you love so much in its original form. It can never hold the intricate details of your own imagination, it can never clutch your heart the...

“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...

“Not a quiet or comfortable watch” – Pinter at the Pinter: 1 – The...

The second preview of 'Pinter at the Pinter' Part 1 went off with a bang at The Harold Pinter Theatre tonight, not something you might have expected from a playwright famous for his pregnant...

EdFringe: “We ought to laugh at ourselves” – Revelations . -Summerhall

There is no end to a story, just a point where we choose to stop, James observes. This means that there can never really be any happy endings, but by opposition that when tragedy...

EdFringe: “Questions without easy answers” – Pomona – The Space Triplex

An exceptional performance of an extraordinary, topical, urban play. From the moment you enter the semi-dark studio to find an actor with an octopus instead of a face waiting for you in the car, Pomona...