‘Checking in with your inner ‘Big’ kid’ – Big the Musical – HHT

However many years pass by, we never entirely forget what it is to be young. Big the Musical, which premiered in 1996 and which followed the 1988 film, is a nostalgic night out which...

‘A Thrill and a Chill’ – Picnic at Hanging Rock – OSO Arts Centre

Wild Duck Theatre at OSO Arts Centre, Barnes until 18th November On a cold, foggy, November night, you might think a trip to sunny Australia, via the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, would be the perfect...

‘Family life goes from bad to barking’ – Alan, We Think You Should Get...

London Preview: 27th Jul 2017 Theatre 503  Edinburgh Dates: 2nd Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017  Pleasance Below - Pleasance Courtyard  3:30pm  Suitable for ages 14 and above    "We're all going to die, Ollie" "That's what old people do"  Alan... starts with a...

Deconstructing the First Night Phenomenon

Let’s face it, critics need to re-join the real world and boycott opening night. Image credit: The Rose Theatre As the plastic wrappings are lifted from the individually cut sandwiches, the cold white wine mists the...

Theatrical Marmite?: Attempts on Her Life – HHT Studio

Attempts on her Life at the Hampton Hill Theatre Studio I never fail to be impressed by YAT’s choice of material and from where I’m sitting, this is their most challenging, daring and confrontational production...

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...

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...

‘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...

Yo Ho Ho-ing All The Way Home: Peter Pan – Hampton Hill Theatre

Though they may act like it sometimes, deep down, no child (or adult!) really wants to grow up, so what musical production more fitting to stage with the younger ones than Peter Pan? The...

Shakespeare, Who? Collaborating on The History of Cardenio

  You would be forgiven for doing a double take upon reading the poster for the latest production from the Richmond Shakespeare Society (RSS): a premiere?  Of a Shakespeare play?  And who’s this Cardenio character?...