It’s all too easy, as you enter the auditorium, to be sucked into The Play That Goes Wrong before it even begins. The cast, deep in character, intermingle with the audience to such effect that a lady in the row behind us started joining in the hunt for a mischievous missing dog.
Director Jessica Lazar and the cast make the most of every line and inject it with as much energy and emotion as possible to create a compelling and surprisingly humorous show that grabs the attention.
A decade after the mega-budget follow-up to The Producers flopped on Broadway, Mel Brooks is back with a scaled down Young Frankenstein, this time on London’s West End. The sets may be smaller, but the laughs are just as big.
The show opens with the bad guys; Dr Bloom played by Marc Pickering and General Blight played by Carl Mullaney, both of whom worked well together and it felt like they had walked straight out of a comic strip into the real world.
Lucy Foster’s play is a heartfelt and tender love story, examining the pressures of modern life through the eyes of two women who desperately want to cling on to each other even at the cost of their personal happiness.
Anoushka Warden’s debut play My Mum’s a Twat, a celebration of rebellion and resilience, is directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and Jude Christian and runs at the Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs until 20 January 2018. What do critics say?