Seimi Campell’s production for the British Theatre Academy of My Son Pinocchio Jr is filled with magic – particularly when it comes to being visually creative to keep the children in the audience thoroughly engaged.
Musically the show is lovely, but Fiver sadly feels much more in the past than it should, and for a show that is meant to showcase snapshots of all different people’s lives, lacks any significant diversity at all.
New British musical by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees, Fiver follows a humble five pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of various people in London.
Fiver is a heartwarming new musical that has great potential thanks to its catchy score and wonderfully uplifting spirit.
Preludes, the 2015 musical fantasia by American multiple Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy, will get its UK premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse this autumn. It precedes the premiere in October of Malloy’s Ghost Quartet at Soho’s Boulevard Theatre.
Going to see The Sandman is more than just the chance to see some young superstars in the making. It’s a great show, with a powerful message and some gripping acting performances (and a tap dance).
Afterglow is ‘The little play that could’. After its impressive Off-Broadway run of 14 months and 467 performances, it has made its way across the pond to the Southwark Playhouse, a theatre synonymous with fantastic shows.
S. Asher Gelman’s play Afterglow offers an insight into how complicated modern relationships can get – but doesn’t feel as convincing as it could do in this production.
Afterglow at Southwark Playhouse is a classy production but still slow, and because every scene change is like cleaning up after a particularly acrobatic shag, there are more pauses and longeurs than you might wish.
I fervently hope the lovely quirky The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Southwark Playhouse goes on and upward, and especially on tour.
A sensationally good new British musical that I couldn’t recommend more. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the Southwark Playhouse is something special.
Love London Love culture rounds up the reviews for the brand new musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019). Amidst her choices are two more West End productions of classic American drama: Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic (Emily Garside) and Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending at the Menier Chocolate Factory (Libby Purves).
It is a rare thing to experience a new musical like this The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Intimate and lively, it is one that will definitely stay with you long after you have left the theatre
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019), ranging from Johnny Fox’s nostalgic return to see All My Sons and Maryam Philpott’s thoughts on the much-anticipated Rosmersholm starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell.
I spend far too much time thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report recently, it was for positive reasons on the night at Southwark Playhouse.
Full cast and creatives have been announced for S Asher Gelman’s Afterglow, the provocative polyamorous New York hit which gets its UK premiere next month at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Its strictly limited season runs from 5 June to 20 July 2019, with a press night on 11 June.
First time director Tyrone Huntley and choreographer Oti Mabuse have created a sizzling revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’ which is electrifying audiences at London’s Southwark Playhouse.
Director Katharine Farmer discovered the script for Jerry Sterner’s 1989 Off-Broadway comedy Other People’s Money in a secondhand bookshop… with a quote on the jacket from Donald Trump. She explains why she had to revive the play in London on its 30th anniversary, and why it’s still so timely. Gen up and then get booking by 11 May!
The dresses sparkle, the band swings, and the dancers fly at the Southwark Playhouse, where Ain’t Misbehavin’ runs through June.