Category: review

★★★ The Time Machine

Harry Bignell reviews The Time Machine at The London Library. This interactive adaptation by Jonathan Holloway of HG Well’s classic The Time Machine is a wonderful excuse to prowl the isle and smell the stacks of hardbacks at one of London’s leading literary institutions. Tucked away in the […]

★★★★ Zoo

Harry Bignell reviews Zoo at Vault Festival 2020. A touching tale of two socially-awkward animal-enthusiasts crossing geographical boundaries and cultural chasms to be socially-awkward and enthusiastic about animals together; Zoo is a delight from bizarre beginning to emotional end. The play opens with Miami based zoo keeper Bonnie, played […]

★★★ #metoo meets dementia

Simon Ward reviews thread at The Hope Theatre In this new play, writer Freya Anderson weaves together two currently resonant themes One is the #metoo movement and, in particular, the treatment of young actresses by powerful older men in the film and theatre world.  The other is the challenge […]

★★★★ Fear and Loathing in Birmingham

Simon Ward reviews Skin In The Game at The Old Red Lion Theatre Watching plays in pub theatres is often an intense experience. The enforced intimacy of actors performing just inches away can be claustrophobic. And if there is tension in the air, it crackles. So it is […]

★★★★★ Barber Shop Chronicles

Harry Bignell reviews Barber Shop Chronicles at the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden. As the distinctively spherical stands of the aptly named Roundhouse Theatre in Camden fill, we late-comers are greeted by the blare of foot-tapping beat which had already enticed multiple audience members to join the actors already […]

★★★★Lots of laughs

Isobel Stuart reviews The LOL Word at Edinburgh Fringe.   The LOL Word are a queer comedy collective bringing some of the freshest LGBTQIA+ talent to the Edinburgh Fringe. Offering a mixed bill of queer women and non-binary comedians, stars Chloe Green, Chloe Petts, and Jodie Mitchell had […]