Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick, Boom has always been the perfect show for fringe theatre, and this new production by London’s Bridge House Theatre stands tall in the small space. Originally written as a one man show, later expanded to three characters, Tick, Tick, Boom charts the pre-mid-life-crisis of Jon (a struggling musical theatre composer) in... Continue Reading →
‘Tis the season for Broadway’s queer history to fill London’s smaller theatres apparently. From Torch Song at the Turbine and also William Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettos playing at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s incubator theatre, The Other Palace. And similarly to Torch Song, this is another show made up of smaller one-act plays - now united... Continue Reading →
Welcome to London, where you can't spin a cat without hitting a new Aesop store, a new outlet of the Ivy Brasserie, or a new fringe theatre space associated with a new real estate development. The very definition of luxury problems. But here we are, and as the iconic Battersea Power Station continues to be... Continue Reading →
The simmering rage in a marriage has been the source of endless amounts of great theatre. Witty, sideways barbs that cut in ways only a lover would know, deflections and parries from an opponent who can predict your every move. Simon Woods’ debut play Hansard (named after the published record of parliamentary debates), has all... Continue Reading →
‘YES! Fleabag back on the stage, gotta get tickets!’ Posts like this filled my social media feeds earlier this year. Wonderful! I thought, now I can see Fleabag in its original form before I binge two seasons. Yes, I’m one of the few people who hasn’t seen the TV show yet. I can hear the... Continue Reading →
Written and directed by Emily Aboud and starring Charlotte Dowding, Sanaa Byfield and Natasha Simone, Splintered is a diverse cabaret that explores the experience of queer Caribbean people. Based upon interviews with women in Trinidad and Tobago and devised by a company of actors, this is a rebellious hour that seeks to empower and celebrate.
Harry Clayton-Wright has made a magnificent hour of theatrical storytelling that his mum should DEFINITELY never see. From graphic self-porn to personal revelations, Sex Education is a laugh out loud show with some thoughtful audience participation and a stunning climax.
Do you remember your first time? Nathaniel Hall certainly does, and finally, he is willing to share it all.
Resplendent in Dad drag, Leyla Josephine's solo show gets off to a hilarious start. More stand up than play at first, "Daddy" opens with a rap that highlights both the strengths and foibles of the typical dad, luring the audience into the palm of her hand. It is only once we are fully drawn in that the cracks begin to show and reality seeps in.