Tags : theatre review

Theatre Review: Walk of Shame // [email protected]

Trigger warning: this performance and review of Walk of Shame contains references to sexual assault and drug misuse. As part of [email protected]’s Season 2 line-up, Walk of Shame is a brilliantly thought-provoking, hard-hitting piece on the importance of sexual consent. Written by Stephanie Silver and Amelia Lovsey, and directed by Michelle Payne, the performance also […]Read More

Theatre Review: Kinky Boots // Adelphi Theatre

After such a depressing year, it was only a matter of time before the lockdown-born YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On! aired a recording of this feel-good classic. Originally a 2005 film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots became a musical in 2013 with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper.  […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Resurrection Men // Open Theatre

There’s nothing like a good ghost story is there? Though the idea of spectral terror is more associated with Halloween, I’d argue it has just as much of a presence during the Christmas period, thanks to the association of remembering the past, the want for light in the darkness, and the Marley and Marley song […]Read More

Theatre Review: 42nd Street // The Shows Must Go On!

42nd Street is a musical founded on nostalgia. Having originally been successfully adapted from page to screen, and then finally to Broadway stage, it is a show that continues to inspire hope in its ever-struggling audience. The musical is centred upon New York newbie, Peggy Sawyer, who is thrust rather unceremoniously into the chorus line […]Read More

Theatre Review: Rent // Hope Mill Theatre

I should tell you that I’m completely obsessed with Rent… I bought tickets to see Rent at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester on a whim. In all honesty, I just wanted to be in a theatre again. I was gutted for the cast, theatre and myself when the production was forced to close to […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Glass Bell // Gondal Theatre Company

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Anne Bronte’s birth, Gondal Theatre Company (comprised of third-year students at the University of Leeds) celebrate and honour the “forgotten” Bronte sister with a self-devised performance of The Glass Bell. A play that gives audience members a complex and intimate portrayal of Anne Bronte – a woman whose work was often […]Read More

Theatre Review: Pareidolia // Off The Page Theatre

During the COVID-19 epidemic, existential-crisis is something that many of us have faced head-on as lockdown means we are encased within the way-too familiar four walls of our rooms. As the ‘new normal’ has led to a physical and often mental disconnection from many of our closest peers, we have been left in a period […]Read More