Kiss Me, Kate is full of moments, that remind you of the magic of Cole Porter’s timeless music when performed by a truly remarkable cast and orchestra. Opera North has a triumph on its hands, which will enthral audiences lucky enough to see this classy production.
‘Shows the reality of mental health on a person’s life & relationships’: IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★
Fundamentally In The Shadow Of The Mountain is about a couple, conceived in two people’s mental health struggles with BPD and depression, but it is also about what it means to be human and all its fragilities.
HAPPINESS IS A CUP OF TEA – The Vaults
Happiness is a Cup Of Tea was a definite highlight of the Camden Fringe last year. As a drastically shorter piece of work, the one woman play performed and written by Annie Mckenzie left a lasting impression, after it’s performance at Canal Café Theatre as part of a night of short works called Indelible Images. Now a much extended piece at just under an hour at Vault Festival the high standard of writing and delivery is every inch identical, with every aspect of grief covered.
WEALD – Finborough Theatre
Being only playwright Daniel Foxsmith’s third full length play is rather a surprise, as WEALD is a work that radiates expert craftsmanship, which obviously shows experience is not a necessary component in comparison to sheer talent when constructing a masterpiece. Finborough Theatre, one of London’s leading venues for new works, is no surprise to be the theatre showing this very classy two hander.
THE SMALLEST STORY EVER TOLD – King’s Head Theatre
As part of King’s Head Theatre‘s #Festival45 which is celebrating new writing, R J Wilkinson‘s new play The Smallest Story Ever Told has been one of the new works selected and it’s very obvious to see just why. R J Wilkinson describes the play as a ‘comedy-drama about how to survive grief’ as it displays everything that is so joyous about living.