Theatre Review: The Last Five Years // The Other Palace

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a new phenomenon – the remote musical. Earlier in lockdown, the theatre community speculated about which shows could be easily performed with no physical contact – Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years was at the top of the list, and so Lambert Jackson productions teamed up with […]Read More

Theatre Review: Small Island // National Theatre

A must-see production from the National Theatre At Home series, Rufus Norris interweaves humour and heartbreak into an incredibly poignant staging of Andrea Levy’s novel. Spanning World War 2 and its aftermath, Small Island tells an incredible tale based on the plight of the Windrush generation. The show follows three Jamaicans and one English woman, whose […]Read More

Theatre Review: This House // National Theatre

Written by the mind behind ITV’s Quiz and directed by People, Places and Things’ Jeremy Herrin, This House is a witty, heartfelt insight into the struggles of the Labour Government in the late 1970s. I was worried that my lack of knowledge of 1970s politics would hinder my enjoyment of This House, but that couldn’t […]Read More

Theatres Under Threat: Will The Industry Survive COVID-19?

Hundreds of UK creatives have been making urgent appeals to the government, warning that our country’s rich cultural landscape could become a “cultural wasteland” by the end of the pandemic. The arts industries as a whole are struggling to keep afloat amid the crisis, but one of the worst affected will inevitably be theatres. Even […]Read More

Theatre Review: Twelfth Night // National Theatre

NT Live’s Twelfth Night provides the perfect entertainment for Shakespeare’s 456th birthday in lockdown. Most notable for having the first female Malvolio in theatre history, Simon Godwin’s production is a farcical treat with a bittersweet ending. Music really is the food of love in this contemporary adaptation. Godwin’s choice of onstage musicians really draws attention […]Read More