THE PRIDE: Trafalgar Studios, London: Review

Four stars After the clipped 1950’s tones of the first scene of Alexi Kaye Campbell‘s 2008 Olivier award-winning debut, it’s a bit of a shock when the lights...
Posted On 17 Aug 2013

Patti Smith: St George’s Church, Kemptown: Review

The fact that Patti Smith omitted Gloria, with its opener “Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine”, from her set-list at St George's Church, Kemptown was inconsequential...

Adonis Cabaret – Boys! Boys! Boys!

Last month I was invited to visit the Adonis Cabaret show at Oceana on Brighton seafront, by Davina Sparkle, the show’s Brighton host. Since its conception in 1998, Adonis has...

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne: Review

Five stars: There’s a strong heartbeat underlying Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Yes, the 500 costumes used in each performance are never less than stunning (now iconic...
Posted On 13 Aug 2013

East End Dames Dash with Biggins

On October 27, London’s East End will be filled with pantomime dames endeavouring to raise loads of money for two local charities by running a kilometre. Actually,...
Posted On 12 Aug 2013

TÊTE À TÊTE OPERA FESTIVAL – PART ONE: Riverside Studios, Hammersmith: Review

I’ve not once, but three times met people who’ve told me that the company they work for had given them tickets to Covent Garden but they never used them as they...
Posted On 10 Aug 2013

SAME DEEP WATER AS ME: Donmar Warehouse: Review: Stars: Two

Big things were expected of Same Deep Water As Me, Nick Payne’s eagerly awaited new play, his first since the award-winning Constellations, but this play about two small...
Posted On 08 Aug 2013

GOTTA SING, GOTTA DANCE : Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne: Review: Five stars

It was, to be frank, a bit of a new experience to be in a packed Devonshire Park Theatre for the press night of their new summer show, Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance. I’m...
Posted On 07 Aug 2013

I Wanna Be Loved by You: Pink Fringe: Review

A great night out, great festival well done Pink Fringe, it’s so good to go out and have such an astonishingly good value night entertainment and it all be so wonderfully...
Posted On 05 Aug 2013

ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Iris Theatre, Covent Garden: Review

Nonsense stories are never the easiest thing to stage, even when it’s the most famous nonsense story of them all, so it’s brave of Iris Theatre to give it a go and...
Posted On 04 Aug 2013

THE DROWNED MAN from Punchdrunk: Review

  Punchdrunk. What a fantastic name for a company. I mean, you really can’t beat it. As theatre groups go, they picked the doozy out of the barrel. And it sums up...
Posted On 04 Aug 2013

TITANIC: Southwark Playhouse: Review

This is the first professional outing in London for this five times Tony award winning musical which took Broadway by storm in 1997, and Titanic certainly lives up to its...
Posted On 02 Aug 2013

A TRIBUTE TO NUREYEV: English National Ballet at the Coliseum: Review

As this is only the second ballet I’ve seen recently (the first being an accidental brush with Carlos Acosta a few years ago) I came at this piece pretty green. So...
Posted On 29 Jul 2013
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