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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 / Review / Writing: Journalism

…what? Heads Bodies Legs at Camden People’s Theatre (*)

A “Dadaist thriller” and “absurd comic thriller set in a sinister private hospital” was never going to be easy watching, but with so little sense around this piece and production, the result is a mish-mash of ideas and concepts that struggles to be more than just interesting. At the Camden People’s Theatre. I have a … Continue reading / Review / Writing: Journalism

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 / Review / Writing: Journalism

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 / Review / Writing: Journalism

Filth: EastEnd Cabaret at Mimetic 2013 (***)

EastEnd Cabaret’s combination of musical cabaret stylings and a rather unapologetically crude set list have made them rather popular (as has, arguably, the male/female character Victor/Victoria’s photogenic get-up), but there is a definite classy talent behind it all. If only there was some variance to their act… At Mimetic 2013. Cabaret has a tendency to … Continue reading