Review: Oh What a Lovely War

Musically directed by Ellie Verkerk the six-strong cast play instruments throughout. They’re a phenomenal team, singing beautifully a capella or in solo. With six young actors mostly fresh out of drama school absolutely at the top of their first game, we’re treated to acting both hungry to prove and yet touched by the world they’ve entered. This is an outstanding production.

Review: The Oxford Gargoyles

University of Oxford jazz a cappella ensemble in an hour of impressive singing and joyful presentation

Review: The Madness of George III

Surely the Sarah Mann Company’s finest hour, overcoming the BOAT’s wondrous yet treacherous acoustics – and weather. Alan Bennet’s 1991 The Madness of George III is their most ambitious, most jaw-dropping production. This magnificent revival poses even more urgent questions. A twitch on the thread for all of us.

Review: Noise Boys

An hour of high energy rhythm from fabulous beatboxers and tap dancers

Review: The Comedy of Errors

As excellent outdoor theatre it approaches the quality of the Globe and others on tour. Most important, it never clutters, direction supremely clear in this most tangled of works. In imagination and reach they’re already consummate; they’ll doubtless vie with the Globe On Tour soon. And there’s that tang of the time to savour, uniquely theirs.

Review: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery redefines the category, by edging beyond even recent work and revealing a classic structure entering a hall of mirrors and going mad. The musical as well as general ensemble is the most remarkably timed I’ve ever seen in a theatre, and the set designs and shifts the most frantically split into milliseconds. This is an outstanding and redefining farce in every way.

Review: Nuns ‘n Roses

Purcell and Katy Perry in the same set. Oh, and the only known choral work celebrating the vacuum cleaner.

Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Lee Hall’s and Vicky Featherstone‘s sell-out Edinburgh Fringe musical comes to the Theatre Royal. It more than bears out the accolades heaped on it.

Review: Face All Vocal Rock

Throughout the show our preconceptions were expertly dismissed as tune after tune thrilled and entertained us.

Review: Black Magic: Songs Unchained

A wonderful combination of physical theatre and a Capella songs documenting the fight for racial equality in America

Review: Toned Up

An hour of dazzling vocal athletics and fun!

Review: Africa Entsha

Uplifting, we were dancing in the aisles