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) ****

Review: The Weatherman (Basic Space) ****

Taking on big issues can seem a daunting task. Why are you telling this story? Who should be speaking it? How do you tread the thin line between being pertinent and being preachy? Such is an issue faced by Quirk in their green show: The Weatherman. But they needn’t worry. Like your carbon footprint, this show will leave a mark. It’s indelible and a highly personal and enjoyable experience. For as … Continue reading Review: The Weatherman (Basic Space) ****

Review: The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere ****

Edward J. Neverwhere is not real. But his story is. Exploring the power of memory, The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere immerses audiences in a world of pure imagination. But in a show that relies on telling not showing, audiences may need to use their imagination to make sense of a somewhat convoluted narrative. Created by his childhood friend, he may be imagined but everything he feels is … Continue reading Review: The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere ****

Review: A Lost Art (Basic Space) ***

Letters capture a unique and single moment in time. A Lost Art takes these snapshots from the past and breathes new life into them. But not in speech: through dance. What results is vibrant and vibrant storytelling, but one which has lacks the intimacy of its inspiration. From dance based theatre company Palms Down, A Lost Art invites audiences to rediscover the art of writing. Escape into an … Continue reading Review: A Lost Art (Basic Space) ***

Review: Orwell’s Voice (Basic Space) *****

The voice is a powerful tool. At its loudest, it can rouse and rally; in silence, it still speaks. In writing, it records the past, informs the present, and speaks to the future. In Orwell’s Voice, Callum Berridge explores the power of that writer’s voice and his own. Performative and enduring, I have never seen anything like this on stage. Despite being one of the … Continue reading Review: Orwell’s Voice (Basic Space) *****

Review: DRINKS *** (Basic Space)

Immersive theatre is continuing to grow in popularity over the last few years: audiences are invited into an expansive world, with a whole host of characters and experiences to be explored. In some cases, these world provide an escape from hum-drum reality into fantasy. DRINKS creates a world not unlike our own, as Three Pegs Productions explores the challenges facing young people in London today. Sharp, short … Continue reading Review: DRINKS *** (Basic Space)