‘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?...

Feeling Blue: A Reflection on Light in ‘Hedda Gabler’

It is usual for theatre criticism to pay a great deal of attention to lighting design in the context of a theatre review. It could be argued that this if often because there is...

The Iron Man – Unicorn Theatre

Children seem to get a bad rap these days; they can't concentrate, they're too noisy and they generally can't behave. However, present them with the low-fi marvel that is Mathew Robins' rendition of Ted...

Puppy – Vault Festival

In this unconventional love story, girl meets girl whilst engaging in some light, recreational dogging (“it’s a hobby, like — It’s mostly social”), giving a subversive new meaning to what we know as 'puppy...

The Long Trick – Vault Festival

Being in a London bubble, it can be easy to believe that gentrification is just a city-centric issue; it isn't. A different but no less virulent breed thrives in the picturesque and sleepy towns...

A Year From Now – Vault Festival

A Year From Now (Expressed as a Haiku) Me, a year from now? Five actors, fourteen voices Think, question, tell, dream -------------------------------- In the wake of political upset, with unprecedented news coming thick and fast and our phones buzzing...

Space Play – Vault Festival

On our overpopulated, 'migrant crisis' aware, post-Trump election planet, looking up into space, to what is beyond is more alluring than ever. Space Play is one of nearly a dozen shows to be appearing...

Nice Fish – Harold Pinter Theatre

Icy Minnesota, two hapless fishermen, a series of slightly hallucinogenic brightly coloured distractions, a couple of kooky ice dwellers, and one "nice fish". These are the essential elements of Mark Rylance's new play, co-written with...