Review: The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre ★★★★

Some shows stay with you for a long time. Perhaps because it resonates with you deeply, perhaps because it raises your spirits…or perhaps it’s because it chills them to the core. Playing at the Fortune Theatre for 28 years, The Woman in Black is a story which lives on, still surprising and scaring audiences to this day. Based on Susan Hill’s novel, playwright Stephen Mallatratt takes this … Continue reading Review: The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre ★★★★

Review: Edward II (The Tristan Bates Theatre) ****

‘Shocking’ and ‘surprising’ are two words you would probably not use to describe a history play. From school, we have history drilled into our heads: divorced, beheaded, died, we can recite English Kings and Queens and even their deaths. But Lazarus Theatre’s Edward II proves a shock to the system. Stunning audiences visually, this is one of few shows to genuinely surprise me on the London stage. King … Continue reading Review: Edward II (The Tristan Bates Theatre) ****

Review: The Wonderland Bar ❤❤❤❤

Prepare to fall head over heels in love with The Wonderland Bar, as you tumble head first down the rabbit hole known as Waterloo Vaults. There’s no need to choose between EAT ME or DRINK ME: The Wonderland Bar gives you both with a wide range of food, drinks and entertainment. Open to both theatre goers and the general public, whether you’re a Diamond or Club, Walrus … Continue reading Review: The Wonderland Bar ❤❤❤❤

Review: Paper Hearts (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) ****

  Paper Hearts the Musical has seen various incarnations, playing at the 2016 Ed Fringe Festival and a sell out run at Waterloo East Theatre. The story continues, as the show returns off West End. Humorous, heartfelt and with a hugely talented cast, Liam O’Rafferty’s show takes a novel approach to storytelling. Would-be writer Atticus Smith has always surrounded himself with books. So much so, in fact, … Continue reading Review: Paper Hearts (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) ****

Review: Whisper House (The Other Palace) ***

Playing at the newly reopened The Other Palace, Whisper House is a rock opera meets ghost story. However, there isn’t much to shout or whisper about it. Perhaps the show is best described by its very name: a whisper house. There are some hauntingly beautiful melodies here, a ghost of a plot there but one which is neither corporeal nor substantial. Lily has lived at the light house since … Continue reading Review: Whisper House (The Other Palace) ***

Review: Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults) ****

“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” Immersive theatre is a genre which continues to grow in popularity and possibility. Although the genre is still relatively new to traditional audiences, the success of Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema in recent years has made this once niche experience more mainstream though there is still work … Continue reading Review: Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults) ****

Review: Junkyard (Rose Theatre Kingston) ****

Who would’ve thought that putting together bits and bobs could create something so beautiful? Of course, I’m talking about the playground, the centre point and home of the show Junkyard. But the same could be said of the show itself: pieces of wood and metal, drums and guitars, and a cacophony of profanities all combine to create something great. Currently playing at the Rose Theatre … Continue reading Review: Junkyard (Rose Theatre Kingston) ****