Category: 3 Stars

★★★ 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 […]

★★★ #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 […]

★★★ Beats on Pointe

Harry Bignell reviews Beats on Pointe at the Peacock Theatre. Following a clunky introduction where the audience had to shout, “Your mic’s not working!” for the compare to realise we could not hear a word he was saying, Beats on Pointe explode onto the shabby chic stage of […]

★★★ Tony’s Last Tape

Harry Bignell reviews Tony’s Last Tape at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. As someone with little knowledge of Tony Benn ahead of this performance, walked into the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham unsure what to expect. The following hour was engaging, educating and humbling in fairly equal measure. Mimicking the […]

★★★ Staying Faithful

Harry Bignell reviews Staying Faithful at the Drayton Arms Theatre. Imagine a theatrical reimagining of Skins with less trendy (but far enjoyable!) music and you won’t be far off of Staying Faithful. Branded as a coming-of-age story with themes of identity, faith-based struggles and conflicted sexuality, this performance […]

★★★ True West

Harry Bignell reviews True West at Vaudeville Theatre. My initial thought upon taking my seat at the Vaudeville Theatre is how the clever use of set wall angles sucks the audience into the pokey front room of the house in Southern Carolina where Sam Shepard’s True West plays […]