Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet – Garrick (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company)

I booked a ticket to see this the moment they went on sale for two reasons; firstly, I wanted to see Richard Madden and Lilly James act together again since I adored Cinderella and another opportunity to see them under Kenneth Branagh’s direction wasn’t to be passed up; secondly, I’d not seen Romeo and Juliet … Continue reading Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet – Garrick (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company)

Theatre Review: High Society – Old Vic

Summary [from the Old Vic website]:You’re invited to the wedding of the year, and what a swell party it’s going to be! Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband … Continue reading Theatre Review: High Society – Old Vic

Theatre Review: Gypsy – Savoy Theatre

I’m late to the party with this one, because this the second run of this particular production, brought to the West End after an incredibly successful first outing in Chichester. Needless to say I’m very glad that they managed to bring it to London (although I could have done without London prices) and I loved … Continue reading Theatre Review: Gypsy – Savoy Theatre

Theatre Review: Oresteia at Almeida (part of their Greeks season)

Summary from Almeida website: Orestes' parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus' greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done - and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written. I have no idea where to start with this review … Continue reading Theatre Review: Oresteia at Almeida (part of their Greeks season)

Theatre Review: To Kill A Mockingbird – Barbican

Another production that is on a very well deserved second run, this version of To Kill A Mockingbird was first seen in the Regent’s Park open air theatre two years ago and has transferred brilliantly onto the Barbican’s main stage. I studied To Kill A Mockingbird for my GCSEs and although I could remember loving … Continue reading Theatre Review: To Kill A Mockingbird – Barbican

Theatre Review: The Ruling Class – Trafalgar Studios

Summary (from the ATG website): Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Ruling Class – Trafalgar Studios

Theatre Review: Hamlet with Maxine Peake – Cinema broadcast 23 March 2015

I’m awfully glad that the Royal Exchange Theatre decided to record this version of Hamlet because it was, without doubt, a truly excellent production.Firstly, Maxine Peake owned the role. She gave us a nuanced Hamlet; clever, cunning, certainly not as mad as appearance would have had everyone else believe but nevertheless one deeply affected by … Continue reading Theatre Review: Hamlet with Maxine Peake – Cinema broadcast 23 March 2015

Theatre Review: Love’s Labour’s Won (Much Ado About Nothing) – RSC Live Cinecast

Summary, reproduced from RSC’s website:Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite … Continue reading Theatre Review: Love’s Labour’s Won (Much Ado About Nothing) – RSC Live Cinecast

Theatre Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (UK Tour)

Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, directed by Marianne Elliott, and winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly acclaimed National Theatre production is currently on its first ever UK tour.Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (UK Tour)

Theatre Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost – RSC Live cinecast

Summary: In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded … Continue reading Theatre Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost – RSC Live cinecast