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The Red – 4****

August 25, 2019 |

A new play by Marcus Brigstocke, his writing and directing debut, and very much a personal piece of work, given his own past addictions. The setting is the interior of a wine cellar into which enters Benedict, played by Sam … Read More

The Grand Scheme of Things – 4****

August 23, 2019 |

A new play, written and performed by Nic McQuillan and Flora Marston, about the world beyond #me-too and entitled masculinity. When we enter the venue, Flo is already on stage, sitting in front of her laptop. Nic appears and the … Read More

The 27 Club – 4****

August 20, 2019 |

The title of the play gives the audience an indication of the likely outcome. This is the club that no one wants to join – the one where prodigiously talented artists die at the age of 27. Nick, a painter, … Read More

Your Sexts are S**t: Older Better letters 4.5 ****

August 17, 2019 |

As the title suggests this show is about the art of letter writing and a celebration of the dirtiest correspondence penned by well known authors, from James Joyce to Eleanor Roosevelt. Rachel Mars reads the letters directly to us enjoying … Read More

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd 5*****

August 17, 2019 |

This show is most definitely theatre. Although tackling some similar territory to ‘Monkey see, Monkey do’, there is absolutely no release of the tension here. The show charts his relationship with Martha, a customer in a Holloway bar he worked … Read More

Shaving The Dead – 5*****

August 17, 2019 | 1

With a champagne combination of the writing of Owen O’Neill and the direction of Guy Masterson, Shaving the Dead already looked incredibly promising. If you add in the sublime casting of Simon Nehan as Eurig and Alan McKee as Connor, … Read More

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders 3***

August 17, 2019 |

The latest show from Cardboard Citizens tells recent accounts of homeless people who have been victims of abuse and neglect, in many cases with fatal consequences.

Most are high profile stories which have made the news. Including the plight … Read More

Wireless Operator – Silksheen Productions – 5*****

August 15, 2019 |

As we enter the venue, we are also boarding a Lancaster Bomber about to embark on a raid over Germany in 1944. The engines are already running, ready to take off, but our view is only of the internal wireless … Read More

#Honest Amy – Amy Booth-Steele – 4****

August 15, 2019 |

Amy Booth-Steele defies logic. She has survived stage 3 cancer, recovered from a paralysis in her arm and suffered from debilitating depression, but she takes to the stage with a twinkle in her eye and charms the audience from the … Read More

America Is Hard To See – Life Jacket Theatre Co – 4****

August 15, 2019 | 1

Travis Russ’ play is not afraid to confront difficult subjects. Based on interviews with residents of Miracle Village, a haven for convicted sex offenders in Florida, we are introduced to 3 residents, Chad, Thomas and Chris. Chad (Harry Waller) is … Read More