Ghoulish fun: Hag at the Soho Theatre (***)
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Ghoulish fun: Hag at the Soho Theatre (***)

The Wrong Crowd’s star continues to rise with their latest evocative puppet/theatre blend Hag, which follows much in the mould of their previous hit success The Girl with the Iron Claws. The forgettable story is a shame, but the frequent flashes of brilliance still make for an entertaining experience. At the Soho Theatre. The trendy tendency towards … Continue reading

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A waft of decay: A Scent of Flowers at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre (***)

The neglected James Saunders’ West End hit A Scent of Flowers is revived lovingly at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, but there’s a stale whiff hanging around the text that not even Charlotte Blake’s spirited lead performance can quite cut through. James Saunders’ absurd plays were once the talk of London town, him lauded with promising playwright … Continue reading

Suffolk stories: Fishskin Trousers at the Finborough Theatre (***)
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Suffolk stories: Fishskin Trousers at the Finborough Theatre (***)

Elizabeth Kuti’s three intertwined stories that merge ghost story with local myth in Suffolk are wonderfully spooky, especially in this bare bones production, but the simplicity of the script is the greatest weakness here. At the Finborough Theatre. Rural Suffolk has plenty of stories to tell, and Elizabeth Kuti’s new script mixes the archaic folk … Continue reading

Not so banging: I’m With the Band at the St. James Theatre (***)
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Not so banging: I’m With the Band at the St. James Theatre (***)

Tim Price’s Edinburgh smash hit lands less resoundingly at the St. James Theatre – why is it that these 5 star Edinburgh successes don’t travel as well as one would hope? The premise of I’m With the Band is winning: part gig and part play, Tim Price’s piece examines the fracturing of the British Union … Continue reading

Gender confusion: Specie at the New Diorama Theatre (***)
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Gender confusion: Specie at the New Diorama Theatre (***)

Fat Git Theatre first came to our attention last year, and their work since then has been consistently experimental, surreal and ambitious. Their latest, Specie, conforms to all of the above, and again it feels like they’ve bitten off slightly more than they can chew, but there’s a lot here to praise. At the New Diorama … Continue reading

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Hot Tub Theatre Machine: Jacuzzi at the Almeida Festival (***)

The Debate Society’s work-in-progress Jacuzzi is a puzzler. It has all of the building blocks of a great play, but it isn’t – it just doesn’t connect up yet, or make enough sense, or have enough impact. Watching the four characters mosey through the chalet and jacuzzi is entertaining enough, but I’m going to need … Continue reading