Thoughts on Theatre

When I’m not writing nonsense on here, I also blog regularly for London Theatre Direct and LondonTheatre1.com. Visit the links below to read my thoughts on theatre…

The Infinite Line Between Dating and Dying – the debut production from Namashkar will appeal to anyone who’s tried online dating.

Cyprus Sunsets – a one-man show about a newly single guy heading off on holiday in search of a perfect sunset.

Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare with a gender-bending twist from the Wyrd Sisters.

The Shadow of Dr Syn – swashbuckling and smugglers in an adaptation of the book by Russell Thorndike.

Animals – a dark satire about old ladies on the run from the officials who want to euthanise them. Actually very funny (and slightly terrifying).

Does it matter what you wear to the theatre? – is it okay to wear jeans and trainers, or should we make more of an effort?

So it Goes – the true story of a young woman coming to terms with her father’s death. Much more cheerful than it sounds!

Blush of Dogs – a modern retelling of a Greek myth. Strictly 15+ on account of all the nakedness and body parts.

C’mon on Everybody, Be Bop a Lula’s in town! – an evening of rock n roll, and lots of fun even for an 80s child like me.

Beans on Toast – described by the theatre company as ‘folk music, instruments and lamps’. Can’t go far wrong with that combo.

And Then There Were None – a classic murder mystery with a twist, from Agatha Christie.

Create Scratch Refine Repeat! at Morley Studio Theatre – my first review for LondonTheatre1.com of the inaugural Scratch Night at Morley College, featuring four up and coming theatre companies preparing to take their work to Edinburgh.

Life in The Nether will mess with your mind – a review of the disturbing yet brilliant The Nether.

Let It Be: get ready to twist and shout the night away – celebrate the music of the Beatles at the Garrick Theatre.

Once: much more than just Ronan – did former Boyzone star Ronan sink or swim in his West End debut?

Jersey Boys: does it live up to the hype? – in which I find out what all the fuss is about.

A matter of perspective: where exactly is the best seat in the house? – how much does where you sit affect your theatre experience?

What’s so great about Miss Saigon? – quick summary: everything. But you should still read the review 🙂

Who needs Chelsea? Made in Dagenham is much more fun – a review of the fabulously feminist musical starring Gemma Arterton.

Everybody loves a bad boy: the 5 best theatre villains – well, from the West End, anyway. I am aware of Shakespeare, etc.

Say you love me: 10 quotes of love from musical theatre – in honour of Valentine’s Day, a look at the different kinds of love in the theatre.

10 things you didn’t know about Once – or maybe you did. But anyway.

The Tragic Tale of the Scottsboro Boys – a review of this brilliant and yet horrifying true story of injustice in 1930s America.

How to behave in the theatre, part 2 – another rant. Because one wasn’t enough.

Women on the Verge is hysterical in all the right ways – a review of the fabulous Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, starring the brilliant Tamsin Greig.

Curtain Call: Theatre Highlights of 2014 – my top five West End moments of last year.

All Aboard! Why the Railway Children will never get old – my review of this brilliant family show.

All I want for Christmas: a wish list for 2015 – a few of the shows I want to see next year [update: 2 already booked!]

Gypsy – Nice to finally meet you! – on the return of Gypsy to the London stage for the first time in 40 years.

Miserably Magnificent – The universal appeal of Les Misérables – why Les Mis is (possibly) my favourite West End show. At least until I change my mind again.

Why do you #LoveTheatre? – celebrating #LoveTheatre day on Twitter by sharing what makes it so special to me.

Who’s in it – and why does it matter? – on Ronan in Once and whether celebrity casting is a good thing.

Why I won’t be seeing The Woman in Black this Halloween – on why I’m too much of a wuss to watch this scary show again.

Encore! 5 shows that need a West End comeback – a.k.a. Bring Back Joseph! Just in case anyone important happened to be reading…

How to behave in the theatre – a rant.

Les Mis, London

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