Reviews

Written for Everything Theatre

During the Second World War, Bletchley Park was the home of the UK code breakers, the most famous of whom was computer pioneer Alan Turing. Immersive theatre company Mechanical Thought’s Illicit Signals: Bletchley gives audience members a chance to join this team of secret superheroes for an evening, and to find out more about their history.

My reviews of Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory and White Teeth at The Kiln are now available to read in the Plays International & Europe Winter 2018 issue.

Written for Everything Theatre

Perhaps the classic American musical from the fifties, Guys and Dolls is nevertheless one of those shows that doesn’t come around that often, so I was surprised but pleased to see it pop up only a few years after Chichester Festival Theatre production’s successful run in the West End and on tour.

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Boujie (an abbreviation of bourgeoisie, AKA middle class) is the first show by Unshaded Arts, a new theatre company that aims to tell relatable stories from the perspective of people who are not part of the majority. The company’s debut focuses on successful entertainment blogger Devin, who is having a housewarming party at his swanky new flat and has invited his best friends: stressed out nurse Dahlia, coasting council worker Joslyn, and disgruntled City boy Courtney who has just quit his banking job on a whim. Each is struggling with their own personal and professional difficulties, but all is going well until the party is crashed by posho neighbour Giles and Devin’s slightly unhinged sister Giselle. And with money suddenly becoming the topic of conversation, the friends find out they don’t know one another as well as they might have thought.

Written for Everything Theatre

I was pleasantly surprised by my very first outing to the Park Theatre for the UK premiere of The Other Place, directed by Claire van Kampen. The Park Theatre is one of those venues I always intended to get to some time, and then never did, until last night. Modern, comfortable, and only a couple minutes’ walk from Finsbury Park station, I would definitely recommend paying it a visit. (Also, they have pizza. Why don’t more theatres do pizza? It’s two of my favourite things in the world, combined.)