Modern dreams: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tooting Arts Club (****)
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Modern dreams: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tooting Arts Club (****)

Bill Buckhurst and Tooting Arts Club have once again come together, and the result is another superlative hit: Buckhurst’s wry direction and the Temple Studios setting make for a rather wonderful and modern Midsummer Night’s Dream, but my god this play is wearing on me… Last year, Bill Buckhurst and Tooting Arts Club staged the … Continue reading

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BOOM: The Energy Show at the Science Museum (****)

The Science Museum’s latest event show transforms their IMAX cinema into a theatre space as two scientists try and explain the different forms of energy – with many an explosion and plenty of silliness! A delightful family show, this has fun for everyone, although its balance between teaching and fun isn’t perfect. Annabella and Phil, … Continue reading

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A bit odd: Reduced to Clear Cabaret at Mimetic 2013 (****)

Mimetic 2013 celebrates the darker side of performance art and cabaret, and The Late Night Shop’s Reduced to Clear Cabaret epitomises this with their bold burlesque/clowning show that mixes traditional forms and styles with some modern twists and spice. Not every experiment succeeds, but then again, the overall effect is rather enjoyable. I’ve often found … Continue reading

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This one again? Private Lives at the Gielgud Theatre (****)

Noël Coward’s romantic-comedy-cum-relationship-drama takes a(nother) star-studded turn on the West End with Jonathan Kent at the helm and Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor as his Elyot and Amanda, and all is as it should be – great acting, lovely design and a pleasant production. At the Gielgud Theatre. Private Lives has, quite rightly, become a … Continue reading

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Bold, original and a ripping yarn: RIP at the King’s Head Theatre (****)

Sonnie Beckett’s new musical slashes expectations by not being the grim Victorian horror thriller its Jack-the-Ripper subject matter suggests, presenting instead a song cycle on forgotten victims and analysing history earnestly and truthfully. The result is original, impressive and destined for great things. At the King’s Head Theatre. This is a country famed for its … Continue reading