Knives in Hens @ Donmar Warehouse

I absolutely adore going to watch shows at the Donmar Warehouse as their productions always feel very intimate and it can’t get any more intimate than Yaël Farber’s Donmar directing debut in David Harrower’s Knives in Hens. The play features three brilliant actors but even they couldn’t save this very bizarre and boring play. The play is set in some place and in some time … Continue reading Knives in Hens @ Donmar Warehouse

Against @ Almeida Theatre

How do I explain what drew me to this world premiere production of Christopher Shinn’s new play Against? Well for starters, my favourite actor Ben Whishaw is leading the cast and that’s enough for me to buy a ticket. I also find myself intrigued by new plays, they must be good if a theatre with acclaim behind it like the Almeida wants to produce it. … Continue reading Against @ Almeida Theatre

Girl From The North Country @ The Old Vic

After Conor McPherson gained critical acclaim for his play The Weir, he is currently premiering a new play about a family in Minnesota in 1934, during The Great Depression at the Old Vic. The play interweaves music from the back catalogue of Bob Dylan and defies the term “jukebox musical” where most shows form a story from the music, the music only enhances the story … Continue reading Girl From The North Country @ The Old Vic

Queen Anne @ Theatre Royal Haymarket

After premiering at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford – Upon – Avon, Helen Edmundson’s play about the monarch’s transition into a Queen has landed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Written in a contemporary voice,  the play stars Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne and Romola Garai as Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough as Anne’s close friend and confidant. The play touches on themes involving whether … Continue reading Queen Anne @ Theatre Royal Haymarket

Antic Disposition’s Richard III @ Temple Church

Antic Disposition’s production of Richard III is currently concluding its tour at Temple Church, just behind Fleet Street, after having toured the country performing in various churches. This production was the first time I had heard of Antic Disposition, a touring company of actors who perform classic plays with a modern twist. I was particularly excited when I was offered the chance to see them … Continue reading Antic Disposition’s Richard III @ Temple Church

Jesus Christ Superstar @ Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

After missing the initial run in 2016, I was super thrilled to get my hands on a ticket to Timothy Sheader’s critically acclaimed production of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Considering I’m a massive musical theatre fan, I’ve only seen 1 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and that was School of Rock, which I very much enjoyed. And I’m incredibly glad that … Continue reading Jesus Christ Superstar @ Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Hamlet @ the Harold Pinter Theatre

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. On paper, I think it’s a marvelous insight into how one man is grieving the death of his father. My first experience of the play on stage was the production at the Barbican in 2015 starring Benedict Cumberbatch and the infamous Danish prince. And that was such a boring production, I couldn’t quite … Continue reading Hamlet @ the Harold Pinter Theatre

Apologia @ Trafalgar Studios

Apologia: a formal written defence of one’s opinions or conduct. Jamie Lloyd has returned to his West End home, the Trafalgar Studios on Whitehall, with a thrilling family drama and an incredible cast. Led by Stockard Channing, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play follows Kristin as she hosts a family dinner for her birthday. Her latest book has also been published about her work as an art historian … Continue reading Apologia @ Trafalgar Studios

Things I Loved About Angels in America.

When I joined the online booking queue for Angels in America back in January, I really didn’t expect to have fallen in love with it as I have done. I did the double two parts in one day performance in May. And then I spent a fortune on return tickets so I can see it again. And I saw the NT Live Broadcasts. Seeing productions multiple … Continue reading Things I Loved About Angels in America.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Wyndham’s Theatre

Broadway royalty, six time Tony award winner Audra McDonald has finally graced the West End with her presence, her grace and her stunning performance as Billie Holiday. The show follows one of Billie Holiday’s last performances before her death in 1959. In this two hour show, McDonald completely inhabits the spirit and voice of Billie Holiday in this fantastic presentation of her back catalogue. McDonald is … Continue reading Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Wyndham’s Theatre