Tag: 2019

the Swell Mob (by Flabbergast Theatre), colab factory – REVIEW

“A great piece of interactive, immersive theatre. There’s nothing else like it right now” Immersive theatre is tricky to get right. People have their own versions already set in their minds on what they think they should be and the concept of immersive theatre can be so varied, many can find themselves disappointed. People can […]

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Review: William Andrews ‘Willy’, Soho Theatre

“Unique, compelling, weird and varied” Comedian William Andrews returns to the upstairs space at the Soho Theatre after a nine-year absence from the building. His new show stand-up show, Willy, explores everything from Andrews’ childhood to approaching his forties, his real and fake wives and even how to kill fish “accidentally”. He’s already on the […]

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Review: Goodbye Norma Jeane, Above the Stag Theatre

“An insight into Hollywood politics” Everybody knows of Marilyn Monroe. She’s been the subject of stage productions and screen countless times since her passing and her history with others that she’s worked alongside is equally as interesting. Liam Burke’s two-hander play focuses on one choreographer who worked with Norma Jeane, herself. We meet Jack Cole […]

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Barber Shop Chronicles Returns to London this summer!

Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer. Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter […]

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Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales in The Ginger Snapped, Leicester Square Theatre

“Showbiz glamour oozes from her constantly” RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 winner, Jinkx Monsoon, returns to the London stage with her frequent showbiz partner and collaborator, Major Scales, in a comedy cabaret based around the star’s latest album, The Ginger Snapped. Monsoon is no stranger to the UK crowd. She’s showcased her talents in various […]

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Sh!t-faced Showtime: Oliver with a Twist

Sell-out hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 returns to London – so consider yourself well in with the musical where one actor has got to sink a bottle or two before curtain up! Leicester Square Theatre, 27 March – 12 April PRESS NIGHT: Friday 29th March, 7pm “Cast smash it in drunken twist on Dickens… […]

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Waitress, Adelphi Theatre

“London doesn’t have another offering quite like this on the menu” When ‘Waitress’ was announced to be transferring to the West End, everyone was suddenly hungry for pie! Having been on Broadway since 2016, some even wondered whether the UK would get to see this ‘sweet’ show grace to London stage. Now, that day has […]

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LIPSTICK: A Fairytale of Iran, Omnibus Theatre (as part of the ’96 Festival)

“Uniquely told and poignant” The ’96 Festival has returned by popular demand to the Omnibus Theatre with more fantastic performances, productions and cabarets than ever before! For those who don’t know, the festival is named after the legendary Pride party that occurred on Clapham Common in 1996. The festival celebrates the queer community with performances […]

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Cheating Death, The Cockpit Theatre

Black comedy is an incredibly hard genre to write. Max Nowaz’s Cheating Death attempts to tackle it with a very intriguing premise but the final product stumbles a fair bit along the way. It’s 2009 – a depressing financial time for Britain (as projected through a radio announcement over the auditorium) and after waking up from being […]

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[titleofshow], Above The Stag Theatre

“[titleofshow] …deserves to come back again and again on the London fringe theatre scene” The musical-within-a-musical format is used throughout many different productions. The musical-about-writing-a-musical format, not as frequent, and nowadays can be a bit more of a compelling premise. [titleofshow] introduces us to Hunter and Jeff, a writing duo who try to put together […]

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