Dog food, penis pumps and jello: The Changeling at the Young Vic

29 Nov , 2012  

The Changeling at the Young Vic

Outrageously funny, creepy and filled to the brim with innuendos and openly sexual scenes, Joe Hill-Gibbins’ interpretation of The Changeling makes it very hard to believe that the play was written nearly 400 years ago. At the Young Vic. It seems like a perfectly straight-forward setup for royal intrigues and misunderstandings: Beatrice is just about […]

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Helplessly tackled: Where The Mangrove Grows at Theatre503

12 Nov , 2012  

Where The Mangrove Grows

Children abandoned by their parents and left at the mercy of carers who are not suited to deal with difficult behavioural problems are no longer a blind spot of society. This co-production with Number Nine Theatre proves that the Theatre503 is a place where new writing talent can showcase their work, but in this production […]

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Don’t Let Me Down: Let It Be at Prince of Wales Theatre

29 Sep , 2012  

Let It Be at Prince of Wales Theatre

The theatre critic and Beatles fangirl in me are having a bit of an argument over this production. Let It Be delivers wonderful renditions of much-loved songs but not the story-driven show I was hoping for. At the Prince of Wales Theatre. I have a photograph of the first Beatles bass player Stuart Sutcliffe on […]

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Bubble Trouble: Insufficiency at Riverside Studios

27 Sep , 2012  

Insufficiency at Riverside Studios

Written by the inventor of the pill, Carl Djerassi, Insufficiency is a comedy that takes on the neurotic world of science and academia. It’s frothy and light but ultimately not sufficiently entertaining. There are probably a lot more subtle themes in this play than this show was able to bring out. At the Riverside Studios. […]

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