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 […]

★★ Stunted by Design and Execution

Sam Lewes reviews La Ronde at The Bunker Despite, and on occasion because of its interesting format, this modern day adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s dissection of sexual norms and morals falls short of expectations. Max Gill directs a cast of four at The Bunker, an atmospheric, subterraneous canvas which […]