What to Watch: Edinburgh 2017

We’re off to the Fringe! Here’s what’s top of our list at this year’s theatrical extravaganza. Improv: Blind Mirth No trip to the Edinburgh Fringe would be complete without a spot of improv. And whilst there are some big names who are the undisputed royalty of improv – […]

★★ 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 […]

★★★ Ambitious Political Drama

Abigail Bryant reviews Landmines at OvalHouse In today’s political climate, it is difficult to view a play such as Landmines completely objectively, and Phil Davies’ new play provokes and stimulates ideas and emotions that are the forefront of both the media and personal mind-sets. The BRIT Theatre Company […]

★★★★ An Intimate Duet

Charles Blake reviews Kiss Me at Trafalgar Studios After his international hit One Man Two Guvnors, this perhaps isn’t the play one would expect from writer Richard Bean. Set in 1920s London, Kiss Me may be amusing, but it is certainly not a comedy. Rather, it is intimate […]

★★★★ Beautifully Cynical

Toby Moran Mylett reviews The Pseudo Project The Young Pretenders Theatre Company performed ‘The Pseudo Project’ at the Radiant Gallery, Plymouth, 26th& 27th May 2017. TYP’s ‘The Pseudo Project’ feels decidedly Orwellian: an impressively devised piece telling the story of a dystopian future in which humans are forced to […]