Tag: Theatre

★★★ 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 […]

★★★★ Lipstick

Harry Bignell reviews Lipstick at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. This play is a beautiful, sensitive and unsettling performance that explores disparate realities and sexualities in a jarring juxtaposition of time, location and circumstance. The play switches between the three as Orla, played by Siobhan O’Kelly, reflects on her […]

★★★ 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 […]

★★★★ Ruffian Diamonds

Simon Ward reviews The Ruffian On The Stair at The Hope Theatre Joe Orton’s plays call for excellence in production and playing to match the brilliance and heightened language of his writing. Fortunately, everything in this show at the Hope, from the top-notch cast (Lucy Benjamin, Gary Webster […]

★★★★ Millennial Nihilism at its Best

Anna Hadley reviews (sorry) at the Edinburgh Fringe Susie Sillet’s (sorry) navigates the world whilst she balances it upon her shoulders. Performed by Louise Beresford, she apologises until her joints eventually give out. But she shouldn’t be apologising for highlighting our collective anxiety, and our constant need to […]