The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I must confess to having felt more than a little embarrassed at turning up at a children’s show in the middle of the day; we had a heated debate in the queue on the way in as to whether or not we would have to be shorter than the measuring stick at the front of the queue in order for us to be let in... 

Dracula

Dracula

This new adaptation of Dracula plays slightly with the order of the original; the voluptuous vampire orgies of Dracula's castle take place in the second half as opposed to the first, and the scenes featuring the cardboard cut-out of an Englishman Jonathan Harker are mercifully cut short, leaving more room for the excellent Van Helsing... 

This is an insult to Beckett and Fo

This is an insult to Beckett and Fo

“Be prepared,” the caption warns, “to laugh and cry, probably at the same time!” This is unfairly self-deprecating; I felt both shows were well-performed, with considerable enthusiasm and skill... 

Truant TV

Truant TV

Do you remember the days of yore? Of gum detentions, boredom pure? Deep in the Smirnoff Underbelly, a group of Scottish students are putting on a play in memory of those school days we would rather forget... 

ASBO! The Musical

ASBO! The Musical

A stellar performance from an all-singing, all-dancing cast of miscreants and their formidable opponents from the local neighbourhood watch, Asbo: the Musical is the story of Darren's attempt to shrug off his comfortable middle-class background in search of that ultimate accolate: the ASBO... 

Sordid Lives

Sordid Lives

Sordid Lives is the story of the overwhelming weirdness of small-town American life and the empowerment of its women, through the discovery of pink sequins and two-barrelled shotguns, and the attempts of those men who are less comfortable with this macho culture to adjust to Texan standards of masculinity...