Category: 1/2 Stars

★★ Bogged-Down Comedy

Charlotte Pegram reviews Kat Bond: Loo Roll at the Pleasance, Edinburgh. In this show Kat plays Pat, a woman abandoned by her family and left in a rubbish bin. Pat is undeniably an unusual comedy character, she is desperate to be loved and yet lacks the social skills […]

★★ An Over-Indulgent Double Bill

Abigail Bryant reviews Odd Man Out at The Hope Theatre Odd Man Out comprises of two stories, each performed individually, and each exploring one man’s venture into a society which doesn’t deem him in line with what is culturally normal. Although the two tales hold no relation to […]

★★ Falling out of Love with Lucy

Paul Caira reviews I Loved Lucy at London Arts Theatre ‘Ah, who the hell remembers anyway?’ says Lucille Ball at one point early in this play. I must admit the same thought had already been occurring to me. Frankly, I’m not in the first flush of youth, and […]

★★ An Absence of Passion

Simon Ward reviews The Passion of the Playboy Riots at the Hen & Chickens Passion; playboy; riots.  Probably best to put all these out of your mind.  This is a cerebral meditation on many themes, perhaps more than can be accommodated in its scant 50 minute duration. A three-hander […]

★ Bungling Attempt at Satire

Abigail Bryant reviews Lottery at the Pleasance Lottery starts out with potential and intrigue, but unfortunately loses it’s way and spirals into a production that is all bark and no bite. Unfortunately for all (especially the suited and hot-pink booted cast), the Pleasance theatre does not cater well […]

★ Unfathomable and Disconcerting

Charlotte Pegram reviews The Eisteddfod at The Etcetera Theatre, Camden This play by Australian playwright, Lally Katz, is part of a double bill of plays directed by Liz Arday. The other play, Dario Fo’s A Woman Alone, complements the first and offers the viewer an evening of absurdism and surrealism. […]

★★ Interesting but Inaccessible

Abigail Bryant reviews Big Guns at the Yard Theatre Big Guns labels itself as a play about violence, but not in a conventional sense. This 70-minute production, written by Nina Segel and directed by Dan Hutton, explores violence in all of its vast and varied shapes, detailing how […]