Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is such a beautiful and moving piece of work celebrating the lives and commemorating the deaths of those who have been lost to AIDS.
Originally commissioned in 2017, this incarnation of Yvette is being brought to the intimate studio space of the Bush Theatre.
I was brimming with excitement to see how the Unicorn Theatre would reframe Dido and Aeneas, as they’re usually so successful in fulfilling their aim to produce inspiring and invigorating work for young audiences, but the power and emotion of the score doesn’t really come across.
Fanny & Stella: The Shocking True Story hangs on the brilliant performances of the two leads, Kieran Parrott and Tobias Charles (making what the programme notes is his professional debut, and one that indicates a long and successful career to come).
Finding the fun in a difficult subject is not easy but Drink Rum with Expats is a fun show that makes its audience think at a time when the theatre world has mostly ignored the impact of Brexit Sh!t Theatre are tackling what it means to be European head on.
Metta Theatre’s touring production In The Willows transforms the classic tale of Wind in the Willows into a hip-hop musical for the 21st century.
Nick Lane’s bright and breezy adaptation of Conan Doyle’s oft adapted Sherlock Holmes story The Sign of Four gives the frustrated Sherlockian everything they could ask for in an evening.
In The Cult of K*nzo Paula Varjack takes us on a humorous journey of her life in fashion, comparing it to getting into the hottest nightclubs as well as her ability to laugh, and allow us to join her, at how ridiculous the industry is.
Hell Yes I’m Tough Enough is the latest in a long line of political plays seemingly written for people who dislike politics enough not to really bother finding out how it really works. As such, there’s a large and growing audience.
Old Dog Theatre’s adaptation of Kafka’s The Castle makes Kafka feel accessible. Kafka’s writing about bureaucracy and being a stranger in a strange land is as relevant as ever.