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Theatre Review: Maleficarum // [email protected]

Adapted for radio in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maleficarum is an hour-long play devised by final-year Theatre & Performance undergraduates at the University of Leeds. The production takes full advantage of its new medium, boldly conveying a unique, yet timeless, message through a deft knitting together of historical evidence and creative storytelling. The premise […]Read More

Theatre Review: Barber Shop Chronicles // National Theatre

Hearing of its sell-out runs, and reading plenty of outstanding reviews, I was intrigued to see what left Inua Ellams’s Barber Shop Chronicles head and shoulders above other touring plays from the last few years. Bursting with colour, pride and joy, this electric production- streamed as part of the National Theatre At Home service- is […]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

Theatre Review: The Phantom of The Opera // UK Tour

Considered one of the most successful musicals of all time, The Phantom of The Opera remains a favourite of theatre-lover far and wide- even 10,000 Broadway shows later. When I heard that Leicester’s Curve Theatre was to be graced with the music of the night, I knew that I had to get tickets. For a […]Read More

Theatre Review: Random Acts of Malice // Theatre Group

Random Acts of Malice, written by Alan Fraser, and directed by his son, Lewis, was a warm and welcome break from Storm Ciara yesterday evening. As well as the weather performing as pathetic fallacy to the psychological thriller I was sitting down to watch, (and matching the storm taking place in Fraser’s script) the play […]Read More

Theatre Review: Dear Evan Hansen // West End

Dear Evan Hansen… That was a brilliant production, and here’s why. Following the eponymous Evan Hansen after the death of a fellow student, Dear Evan Hansen is a stunning dive into depression and loneliness in a world dominated by social media. The musical effortlessly moves from comedic highlights to utterly devastating moments, handling the tragic […]Read More

Theatre Review: Othello

The recent RSC production of Shakespeare’s Othello, a story set in Cyprus and focusing on the ‘green-eyed monster’ that is jealousy, is a wonderfully fresh adaptation of the classic tragedy. Director Iqbal Khan used the opportunity to cast Lucian Msamati as Iago opposite Hugh Quarshie’s Othello, creating a gripping dynamic (as Iago’s actions are often […]Read More