Category Theatre

Letting the Right One In, letting something get away

Let the Right One In Royal Court Theatre, until December 21 Performance date: Saturday 7 December matinee Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s instant classic 2004 novel has already spawned Swedish and American horror film versions, and now the National Theatre of Scotland has taken a stab at translating this gory yet tender […]

Hidden in the Sand is a little gem

Trafalgar Studios, Studio 2 Performance date: 2 October 2013 Until 26 October 2013 Promotional material for Hidden in the Sand describe it as “a beautiful and passionate love story set between London and Cyprus”. In truth, the love story takes second place in this moving piece dealing with loss of homeland, betrayal, family rivalry and managing […]

City Love

City Love CLF Arts Cafe, Peckham Performance date: 28 September 2013 (matinee) The CLF Arts Cafe in the Bussey Building in Peckham is the perfect venue for the premiere of City Love, a touching look at a quarter-life crisis romance. Walking through Peckham’s lively market streets and then entering the performance space through a courtyard […]

Who’s that Edward?

Edward II The National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, until 26 October Performance Date: 2 September 2013 I get my English King Edwards a little mixed up – there were a lot of them, so long ago, Shakespeare hasn’t immortalised any of them in a popular play kids are forced to study, and my recent viewing of […]

Happiness is the American Plan?

The American Plan St James’ Theatre Performance date: 8 August 2013, running until 10 August 2013 An “American Plan” at a hotel is an accommodation package which includes three meals a day. It’s what Nick Lockridge (Luke Allen-Gale) is escaping when he swims across a lake in the Catskills and encounters Lili Adler (Emily Taaffe) […]

Sleeping Beauty from the Bolshoi Ballet beguiles

Sleeping Beauty Royal Opera House Performance date: 5 August 2013, until 9 August “Seeing the Bolshoi Ballet would be a once in a lifetime experience,” I comment to the lady next to me in the queue for return tickets inside the Royal Opera House. It is 7.15pm, the show starts in 15 minutes, and we […]

Othello delivers

Othello National Theatre, Olivier Theatre Performance Date: 3 August 2013, In rep until 5 October 2013 The opening scene of Nicholas Hytner’s modernised “Othello” did not bode well with the enormous Olivier stage set as the mundane exterior of a pub. Two guys spill outside, including Iago (Rory Kinnear), plotting in what I would have described […]