While Christopher Haydon’s of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Rose Theatre is filled with playfulness, it feels also as though it has too many ideas crammed into it, making it feel a little confusing in places.
Adapted by Jeff James to combine 19th-century literature with modern-day music and clothing, this show takes two things that seem like polar opposites and smashes them together, creating a work of art.
We chatted to Sasha Frost about starring in the new stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s literary classic Persuasion, now at Kingston’s Rose Theatre before Alexandra Palace and Oxford Playhouse.
This wonderfully warm production of Educating Rita reveals a play that still feels as though it has plenty of relevance today.
The Snow Queen is a wonderfully magical adventure that captures the imagination beautifully.
A Shakespearean time machine: The 1920s puts Ovo’s Twelfth Night into a completely new perspective.
Rebus: Long Shadows is a bit of a mixed bag, lacking in intensity and with a plot which is overly complicated, but the production is suitably atmospheric and engaging to watch unfold.
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Zog, in an adaptation by Mike Shepherd with Freckle Productions has made its world premiere in a superbly fun, colourful and heartwarming way that will entertain adults and children alike.
The Gilded Balloon Basement in the Rose Street Theatre hosts top-tier talent this Christmas as five fabulous female stars tell their stories… via three spookily talented backstage assistants in Doris, Dolly & The Dressing Room Divas… At Christmas.
The cast and director Gadi Roll provide plenty of pace and intensity to keep the audience thoroughly engaged during Don Carlos – but was all the shouting really necessary?
Hogarth’s Progress is an ambitious production that, although not entirely flawless, alternates moments of great fun with thought-provoking, timeless questions on the arts, life and politics, and effortlessly captivates the audience.
The contrast in styles between Nick Dear’s The Art of Success and The Taste of the Town is striking but both make for compelling viewing in Anthony Banks’ production of Hogarth’s Progress.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to actor Ben Deery about his role in the world premiere of Hogarth’s Progress at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
Keith Allen and Bryan Dick will star as William Hogarth, older and younger, in the double bill of Nick Dear’s Hogarth’s Progress at Rose Theatre, Kingston. Full casting is now announced.
Not that seating is perfect in many venues, but there are probably fewer things to consider. If you’re like me, however, and spend the vast majority of your time trundling around the Fringe, you’ll likely have begun to compile your own list of gripes.
But overall, this is a light and entertaining production of Much Ado About Nothing that just needs some more focus in some scenes to keep the pace flowing better. Worth a visit.
“Audiences can expect wit, style, love, betrayal, friendship, and maybe a few superheroes.”
Tim Dutton is starring in a revival of Stephen Bill’s award-winning play Curtains, at the Rose Theatre in Kingston until the 17 March. He spoke to Love London Love Culture about the production…
Ben Jones is starring in the new UK tour of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, currently playing at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. He spoke to Love London Love Culture about the production and taking it across the UK…
Newly adapted by David Edgar, this new production of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde has plenty of chilling moments but doesn’t quite make a strong enough impact overall.