Category Archives: Plays

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company

Reduced Shakespeare Company

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company at Wilton’s Music Hall. The Reduced Shakespeare Company are renown for making Shakespeare accessible to the masses and this show is no exception. The premise of ‘William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play’, is that the guys of the Reduced Shakespeare company have unearthed Shakespeare’s first manuscript. This happens

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Swifties

Swifties

Swifties at Theatre N16 Swifties is a new play by Tom Stenton, based on Jean Genet’s play The Maids, which sets out to explore  celebrity culture and its impact on the lives of the average person. In particular we see Nina and Yasmin, obsessed by Taylor Swift and the stark contrast this provides to their life working in an Amazon Fulfilment

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The Shawshank Redemption

Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is listed as IMBD’s top rated movie of all time. I was therefore keen to see if this stage adaptation of the Stephen King story could live up to the film. For those of you not familiar with the film, The Shawshank Redemption tells of the inmates at Shawshank Maximum Security Penitentiary. This includes

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The Greater Game

Greater Game

The Greater Game is a new play by Michael Head, adapted from the book ‘They Took The Lead’ by Stephen Jenkins. It is currently playing at the Southwark Playhouse. The play tells of the true story of the players from Clapton Orient (now Leyton Orient) who signed up to fight in the war. The show follows the players from 2 of them

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Pride And Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

  Pride and Prejudice Following its success at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Pride and Prejudice began its National Tour at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. I was lucky enough to attend on Thursday 22nd September for the first press night of the tour. This adaption of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is by Simon Reade. I’m sure most of you

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The Plough and the Stars

The Plough and the Stars

The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey opened at the National Theatre last night (27th July). 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the background to this piece. The play tells of a group of people living in a tenement building. Act 1 opens in the lead up to the Easter Rising and spends time building up the characters

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Stalking The Bogeyman

Stalking the bogeyman

Stalking The Bogeyman at Southwark Playhouse held its press night on the 15th July. I was lucky enough to be invited along via London Theatre Bloggers to review it. Stalking The Bogeyman Stalking The Bogeyman is the true story of David who gets raped by the ‘Bogeyman,’ aged 7. The Bogeyman is his parent’s friends 17 year old son who

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Lord of the Flies

lord-of-the-flies

This week sees the final week of the Open Air Theatre tour for Lord of the Flies, having toured since September 2015 and the Churchill Theatre in Bromley plays host to this. During a (unnamed) war a plane, carrying a group of school boys crashes onto an island, killing all of the adults aboard. However 9 boys survive and the

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