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Review Round Up: Daisy Pulls it Off, Park Theatre

Paulette Randall directs this production of Denise Deegan’s parody of  1920s schoolgirl novels. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews: 

Our plucky heroine Daisy is ready for a topping new term and to take on a jolly ripping mystery in this whizzo family treat for Christmas. 493 more words


Daisy Pulls It Off, Park Theatre

Denise Deegan’s much-loved and Olivier-winning Daisy Pulls It Off is a deserved classic. A parody of girl’s adventure stories of the 1920s and 1930s, this is a tale of heroism and daring, slathered in delicious and very deliberate irony. 371 more words


The Retreat at the Park Theatre review ***

The Retreat

Park Theatre, 30th November 2017

So here is another offering from the Park which, whilst offering a very entertaining night out, didn’t quite deliver a whole commensurate with the sum of its parts. 623 more words


MONSTAS SHORTLIST: New play of the year: 2017

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2017? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 13 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2017. 101 more words

National Theatre

The Retreat (The return of Adam Deacon)

From his memorable role in the now classic Kidulthood, followed by his directorial debut with the somewhat parody Anuvahood, further cementing his ability as the lead character, Adam Deacon has provided some quality moments for many of us, inspiring a whole generation of comics and actors embracing street dialect and mannerisms, which before, seemed incredibly rare. 590 more words


The Secondary Victim, Park Theatre

Matthew Campling’s new play was designed to transfer; it’s an excavation of psychical contagion, the topography of blame. The past, we’re told, is like scaffolding supporting the present. 381 more words


Pain is certain, suffering is optional: The Retreat at Park Theatre

Saturday 4th November 2017, matinée

The problem with running away from your problems is that you can never escape from yourself.  In ‘The Retreat’, author Sam Bain has recognised a perfect opportunity for comedy and drama by writing a play whose central character, Luke, is on a Buddhist retreat in the wilds of Scotland.  589 more words