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Double Double Act, Unicorn Theatre

What happens when two experimental performance artists join forces with a few kids to make a kids’ show? Utterly delightful, if messy, madness. 1990s Nickelodeon is a clear influence, as are fart jokes, poo, time bending and parallel universes. 427 more words

Fringe Theatre

London Stage 1910--1919: Additional production

I was recently perusing the excellent website Over the Footlights and came across an entry for a musical, Very Good, Eddie! This had been performed in 1918 at the Palace, a theatre which I had excluded in the 1910-1919 Calendar on the grounds that it presented variety entertainments. 273 more words

Writing about The Sneetches

This past November, my editor at American Theatre reached out and asked if I’d like to cover the world premiere of a musical based on Dr. 301 more words

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Harold Pinter theatre


This is the third West End production of Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? since I started going to the theatre, and the only one I’ve been to see. 1,565 more words


Essay: Great Comet

Very pleased to be writing for American Theatre again, and this time about one of my very favorite shows, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Check it out here!


The Bad Seed, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

Rhoda is the picture-perfect 1950s American child. Obedient, clever and helpful, she is a dream for any parent. But after the death of a classmate who won the penmanship medal Rhoda coveted, mum Christine’s investigations into past “accident” uncover a dark secret from her own childhood that means Rhoda isn’t all that seems. 301 more words

Fringe Theatre

Testament, VAULT Festival

by guest critic Michael Davis

The idea of retelling biblical stories is nothing new. During the infancy of European theatre, the Mystery plays were popular for showing highlights of the Bible. 648 more words

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