Category Archives: Plays

The Ferryman

The Ferryman review

The Ferryman The Ferryman is Jez Butterworths latest play to hit the West End. After a successful run at the Royal Court it is now playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes The Ferryman takes you back to 1981 in Northern Ireland where the IRA is at the heart of its conflict. The show is set in the

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The Mentor

The Mentor

The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre The Mentor is originally a German play by Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Christopher Hampton. It tells of young writer, Martin Wegner who is paired with the famed writer, Benjamin Rubin, through a mentoring scheme. Martin is thought to be the voice of his generation where as Benjamin’s great success was many years ago. As a

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Hir at the Bush Theatre

Hir

Hir at the Bush Theatre Let me start by explaining the title…..Hir is a gender neutral pronoun, used in place of him or her. With a title such as this the show is clearly going to deal with gender issues. To say that Hir does this is an understatement. Hir not only deals with gender issues from a transgender point

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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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