Hamlet: to be or not to be?

Review by Sabine Koch  – aka the bee Andrew Scott has been a champion of contemporary theatre for all of his career. I have been fortunate enough to have seen him in three productions and there was no way that I would miss out on him finally tackling the Bard. Contrary to other plays, I […]

THEATRE: By The End Of Us ‘Live Video Game’

By The End Of Us is a ‘Live Video Game’: performed by actors, live-streamed to theatres in real-time. With new player interactions every night, no two productions will ever be the same. It’s a new strand in immersive and digital arts.  The show follows assassin Mia Culper (geddit?) fitted with a camera and microphone  live-streaming a […]

THEATRE: Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre London

To be or not to be. Well, it might be, and there’s the rub. Benedict Cumberbatch be praised, that rare thing a great actor with a star presence, beautifully lit. Reciting some of the most famous lines in theatre. One fluffed line in 1408 of them. What a stunning preview performance from him. The characters grow in the play, gaining […]

‘Dispute’ the world’s first live mediation theatre production

A new theatre production that sees mediators resolving a dispute on stage between actors debuts at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, Highbury on February 18th.  ‘Dispute’, the world’s first live mediation theatre production, sees improvising actors playing people locked in a range of compelling high-stakes real-world disputes. Between the two sides are two professional mediators […]

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles Transfers To London

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, a play about the legendary music manager Brian Epstein, will open at London’s Leicester Square Theatre next month for an initial 6-week run. This year sees Brian Epstein posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame and also the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque at the London […]

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London celebrates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 155th Birthday on 22 May with an intimate theatre performance of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’ by theatre company ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar’, raising funds for The National Literacy Trust and Undershaw Preservation Trust. The day’s events will kick off with the launch of Park […]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Savoy Theatre

Prepare to be transported to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson – a conman of an entirely different order. Soon realising the town ain’t big enough for the both of them, the […]

The Circus of Horrors – London After Midnight

18 years ago when the Circus of Horrors made its debut at the Glastonbury festival nobody believed it would last 18 weeks let alone 18 years. You’ve now seen them in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and they are bringing their show to a theatre near you. And becomes the first circus to appear […]

The Barrier by Sally Llewellyn at Park Theatre

THE BARRIER by Sally Llewellyn   at the Park Theatre 25 September – 20 October Evenings: Tues – Sat 19.45 Matinees: Sat & Sun 15.15 Prices: £19.50 Concessions: £16.00 Earwig Arts Productions present the world première of The Barrier – a contemporary tale of neighbourhood tensions. Directed by Kirrie Wratten; designed by; Anna Hourriere; lighting design by: Claire Childs; sound design by;Jo Walker Kirrie Wratten directs the world […]

The Picture of Dorian Gray by The Alchemic Order

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter” The Alchemic Order Present THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY 3 August – 28 September Performances: Tues – Sat 19.30 Prices: £35.00/(Tues) £25.00 Bookings: www.thealchemicorder.com (Exact address revealed upon booking) The Alchemic Order’s Creative Director, Samuel Orange leads his […]