Review: Slings and Arrows

The principal reason why a stage should always be a platform for the voices unheard.


Review: Cherry Soup

True, and not so true, tales of the South Downs.


Review: Three Sisters

Poignantly well balanced exploration of the themes of a Chekhovian classic by a disabled company perfectly able to produce quality theatre


Review: Old Boy

Entrancing, delightful and honest portrayal of manly relationships and their value in a world where cynicism holds sway.


Review: Borderline

"....saving you the need to go to Calais or any other refugee camp"


Review: The Treatment

Aisling Loftus’ Anne has chosen to have her experiences dramatized, to become a commodity of herself. She’s in flight. It’s the way Anne’s airbrushed out of her own story but also out of her life before this concludes, disappearing because the story’s more real than Anne is, that carries such a deadly sting nearly a quarter of a century later.


Review: Cranford

A good evening out and if you’re in the area, more than recommendable. The overall production and costumes, abetted with strong pace, a good use of Coleman’s narratives and finally finally top-flight amateur performances by Jennifer Annetts, Aisling and Thomas Edie, and Charlotte Eastes, makes this a recommendable production, the most ambitious I’ve seen from these players.


Review: Whose Sari Now?

This is consummate storytelling, and Moorthy’s narrative variables attest to pitch and speed, a charactering that gifts all it can to the individual and in some cases real tales. There’s much here we cannot forget.


Review: The Tempest

It’s clear something miraculous and patient is born from this simple but endlessly detailed production, releasing The Tempest into its fullest consciousness for a long time. However many Tempests you might have attended, see this one.


Review: Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Moments into this one-woman play, Joanna Rosenfeld - emerging in a poke of fingers from a cagoule of brown paper - over-voices herself giving witness to tens of verbatim experiences we hear. This tells us the baby’s a parasite, sucks all your nutrients, calcium from your teeth for instance, causes injury, often permanent, can kill. This is - literally - epic interior theatre.


Review: Rapture

A hip hop infused dive into the lives and loves of a group of British Muslim teenagers


Review: Joan, Babs & Sheila Too

A stunning traversal of Joan Littlewood’s life by Gemskii and Conscious Theatre. Without her, there would never have been A Taste of Honey, Oh What a Lovely War, or much of postwar British theatre.


Review: Persona

Clean focused reading by Bexelei Theatre's young talent of Jon Barton's new play on trolling


Review: The Bula Loop

A searing but warm-hearted examination of autism in the family.


Review: Broken

A work in progress that looks at preparation for an apocalypse


Review: Humming

Youth Theatre commentary on the essentials of life, the universe and an apprenticeships in painting and decorating.


Review: Wonderland

A workshop/performance based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland


Review: Wasted

Great performance poetry mixed with the story of three young people lost in their own creative thinking.


Review: On Common Ground

An astonishingly diverse journey through the streets, hearts and minds of a common people with feet on common ground


Review: Endurance

An interesting set of memories packaged in theatrical wrapping paper


Review: Hyperion

A somewhat flawed theatrical performance of a translated epic Romanian poem that still managed to entertain and entrance


Review: Sports Day

A community celebration in the theatre celebrating Geraldine’s retirement as the school janny which is the morning after the night before and also the school sports day


Review: All My Sons

A very decent performance of an American classic


Review: Ne’er the Twain

A community comedy drama set in Leith in 1919.


Review: Dream On

Professional disabled theatre company that nails Midsummer Night’s Dream


Review: Dream On

Professional disabled theatre company that nail Midsummer Night’s Dream


Review: Youth Theatre Reviews

A positive digest of youth theatre productions which we chose not to star rate


Review: Sons and Mothers

A moving and uplifting account of that most intimate relationship


Review: A Past of Beginnings

Entertaining educational theatre for 8-12 year olds on the lives of historic Australian women.


Review: Snout

A quick and chaotic mud bath


Review: Trapped

Opens a window onto the emotional terrain of confinement.