Amelie is a magical show; with puppets, flying lampshades, a singing gnome and terrifying figs. I couldn’t fault it, and judging from the audience reaction, they couldn’t either.
The play Night of the Living Dead is not quite like the eponymous B movie cult classic on which it is based. It’s very much a comedy sprinkled with horror and splashes of gore and I love it.
Charles Court Opera’s production of HMS Pinafore has all the joie de vivre you could ever want. The messages remain sadly culturally relevant. But ultimately this is the English having a bloody good laugh at ourselves
I love Rocky Horror. Yes, it is a bit camp, yes it may not have aged that well, but it is a good night out with catchy songs, audience participation and one of the finest characters to grace the earth Frank‘N’Furter.
The Yard Theatre presents a modern production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Directed by Jay Miller, this new interpretation of The Crucible begins as a storytelling.
The Brockley Jack Studio is constantly offering interesting and challenging productions and Queen of the Mist is a must see for fans of musicals with a strong book as well as beautiful music and lyrics.
Little Miss Sunshine is impressively directed with a high energy level, the songs are so good that I hope a soundtrack CD is soon released, and overall it’s a very solid four-star musical I could easily imagine transferring to the West End and being a big hit.
Toast is a deeply moving play that isn’t afraid to find the humour in Slater’s tragedy. Toast looks at Slater’s relationship not only with his family but with food.
Rocky Rodriquez Jnr’s Bed Peace is a potentially fascinating area of examination, but unfortunately, Rodriquez’s production is all a bit of a mess.
Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever, a dark look at the bureaucracy of being poor and vulnerable, is not an easy watch.