The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

The lockdown goes on and theatre will likely not return anytime soon. 

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Panto season is upon us (Oh Yes it is!) and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch have repackaged the classic tale of Robin Hood and bought it to the stage in a wonderful way. 

The Good Scout

The Good Scout

Friends are often made under unusual circumstances. 

TICKLE the Musical

TICKLE the Musical

While browsing some of the more risqué websites you may discover some titillating videos of various people trying to get each other to laugh, moan and groan simply by tickling. 

*a great big sigh*

*a great big sigh*

Only a couple of weeks ago I, and some friends, were in an Escape Room. 

Boy Toy

Boy Toy

Above the Stag is – now that has two separate performance spaces – able to put on a dance production for the first time in its history. Boy Toy is a re-imagining of the well-known comic ballet Coppelia… 

Hair Of The Dog

Hair Of The Dog

Fraternity. Brotherhood. Companionship. A college fraternity is a staple of American college movies but, apart from that, is little known here in the United Kingdom. But the reality of a frat party goes far beyond what we see in Adam Sandler films… 

The Light In The Piazza

The Light In The Piazza

In 2005, at The Lincoln Center Theater, The Light in the Piazza premiered on Broadway. Fifteen years later it has finally arrived in London, where it is now playing at the Royal Festival Hall for a short run… 

Precious Little

Precious Little

Whilst training at drama school all performers undertake something called ‘Animal Studies’ where they learn to mimic those who have different motivations to humans. Generally, this is a skill which is then put in the memory bank and never really used again – but for one actress appearing in Precious Little at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, it has proved very useful indeed, as she gets to inhabit a Gorilla during every performance… 

Sink

Sink

The current offering at The Space’s Foreword Festival, which champions new and upcoming playwrights, is Sink, by Tobias Graham. Sink is staged in a bathroom at a drug-fuelled house party in a flat… 

Mycorrhiza

Mycorrhiza

The Space is currently running its Foreword Festival, a wonderful scheme giving playwrights the chance to submit early drafts of scripts. Four of the best are selected, teamed up with young directors and produced by the venue, each running for a week… 

Fanny & Stella: The Shocking True Story

Fanny & Stella: The Shocking True Story

The latest offering in Above The Stag’s main auditorium takes us back in time to a Victorian Working Men’s Club in Bermondsey. There we are introduced to two men – William Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, more commonly known as Fanny and Stella… 

Boom Bang-a-Bang

Boom Bang-a-Bang

May is here, so we are now in one of the highlights of the homosexual calendar – Eurovision. 

The Dip

The Dip

Upon collecting my tickets for The Dip I was also given a pair of earplugs. Indeed, there was a band playing on stage as we took our seats but I did not feel the need to use my gift so I pocketed them… 

Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin tells the story of the awkward minutes after a Grindr hook-up. It begins with an orgasm, but then very cleverly builds up to a much bigger emotional climax by the end of the play… 

The Boy Under The Christmas Tree

The Boy Under The Christmas Tree

The Kings Head Theatre is once again offering multiple seasonal shows for their audiences to enjoy. Their late night offering this year is The Boy Under the Christmas Tree, written and directed by Glenn Chandler… 

Violet

Violet

To have an audience hanging on every word you say, for an hour, is a difficult feat indeed. It is one that is managed with aplomb in this fabulous one-woman play. We, the audience, meet Bertie… 

A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermentov’s novel A Hero of Our Time has been newly adapted for the stage by Oliver Bennett, who also plays the lead - Pechorin, and Vladimir Shcherban. This is a modern-ish retelling of the Russian story full of current references alongside characterisations that would not look out of place at any local club whilst at the same time not losing any of its heritage… 

Little England

Little England

At the exact same time that Theresa May’s cabinet is in turmoil over the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the EU, Golden Age Theatre Company has set up camp in the Museum of Comedy to share their view of the post-Brexit future…