Category Archives: Theatre Reviews

Reviews of theatre performances

Taking tea with Alan Bennett

This feature first appeared in British Theatre Guide Who said never meet your heroes? Whoever it was, and whilst they are often right, I’d like to present some evidence to the contrary, specifically a memorable encounter (for me) with Alan … Continue reading

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Stories from Home – review (streamed)

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide In pre-lockdown times, Leicester-based children’s arts organisation The Spark Arts for Children (the Spark) create opportunities for children to get involved in the arts via projects in schools, libraries and venues as … Continue reading

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It’s East To Be Dead – streamed review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Bréon George Rydell in association with Amanda Castro for the Finborough Theatre present It’s Easy To Be Dead by Neil MacPherson, based on the poems and letters of Charles Hamilton Sorley Directed … Continue reading

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Frankenstein – review (streamed performance)

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide National Theatre presents Frankenstein by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley directed by Danny Boyle Available via NT at Home until 7pm 7 May The revolutionary concept of NT … Continue reading

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Plock! – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Grensgeval presents Plock! Concept and direction by Hanne Vandersteene and Mahlu Mertens Curve Theatre, Leicester 15 to 16 February 2020 Art and performance combine in myriad meanings in Plock! by Belgian company Grensgeval, creators of “visual … Continue reading

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Nest – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Akin Theatre in association with artsdepot present Nest written by Anna Beecher directed by Rachel Lincoln Attenborough Arts 10 and 11 February 2020 “This is the world and you are in it,” … Continue reading

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Holes – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide The Children’s Theatre Partnership and Royal and Derngate with Nottingham Playhouse present Holes by Louis Sachar directed by Adam Penford Royal and Derngate, Northampton 24 January to 1 February 2020 If you’ve read Louis … Continue reading

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Giraffes Can’t Dance – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Curve, Rose Original Productions and Simon Friend in association with Hachette Children’s Group and Coolabi Group present Giraffes Can’t Dance based on the book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees adapted and … Continue reading

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Aladdin – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Imagine Theatre presents Aladdin by Eric Potts directed by Janice Dunn De Montfort Hall, Leicester 14 December 2019 – 5 January 2020 Imagine Theatre’s production of Aladdin rises high with an enjoyable take on … Continue reading

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West Side Story – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Curve Theatre presents West Side Story Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Nikolai Foster Curve Theatre, Leicester … Continue reading

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