I have had a change of reviewing habits this year. There has been far more regional theatre visited and less West End. There is a good reason for this as the choice of productions has been superb. Many of the shows I saw on tour ended up in the West End too, for example, No Man’s Land, The Dresser and Half a Sixpence. As usual, these are just MY reviews, I have many more written by guest reviewers on www.theatresoutheast.com. so if you are looking for anything in particular, try there! Continue reading
Here is my review for The Tempest, at the Waterloo East Theatre until Oct 28th.
A modern and interesting interpretation of a classic tale.
Charing Cross Theatre
Running until November 22nd.
A solid and well researched presentation that challenges the way you conceive others.
When a production is described as ‘alternative’ you are never quite sure what you are going to experience. Confirmation at the Battersea Arts Centre is written and performed by Chris Thorpe and co-devised and directed by Rachel Chavkin. It was, indeed, an experience.
I had been excited about seeing this production for a while, mainly because I had never seen it on stage. I had seen the film and I know the music so well that I have been singing it (badly) non-stop since the Landor Theatre announced that Damn Yankees was coming to town.
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The first production I have seen in my official capacity was Snakes! – The Musical at the Leicester Square Theatre.
I hope that I inspire you to see it before it closes on Oct 19th.
Dancer / choreographer Jemma Gould has recently been involved with ‘Dead in the Water’ a recent hit at the Camden Fringe Festival produced by Balls in the Air Theatre Company. I recently caught up with her and asked her how she enjoyed working on the production and her thoughts on growing up in East Grinstead.
The first time I went to St. James’ Theatre to see Urinetown I raved about this lovely venue only 10 minutes walk from Victoria, last night I made a return visit, but this time to the fantastically intimate St. James’ Studio.
The first thing I fell for when I arrived to see ‘Urinetown’ last week was St James’ Theatre. I hadn’t been there before and was surprised at it’s warmth and it’s intimate feel. Not only is it very close to Victoria and ample restaurants but it also has a cracking pub next door. Win win win.