REVIEW: Good Grief at the Underbelly Colgate in the Iron Belly, Edinburgh Fringe

Ugly Bucket Theater are a Liverpool-based physical theater and clown company not afraid to delve into uncomfortable subject matters and make us laugh about it. As recipients of the New Diorama, Underbelly and Methuen Drama’s Untapped Award 2022, there is clearly energy behind this young company making their latest show, Good Grief, a contender for … Read more

REVIEW: Whistle Down the Wind at the Watermill Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind represents an ambitious production to mount in the intimate space at the Watermill in Newbury but Director Tom Jackson Greaves has assembled an adult and junior cast that rises magnificently to the task. The first half is stupendous as they create believable well-defined characters, move with … Read more

REVIEW: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL (Eventim Apollo)

Sister Act The Musical is no stranger to UK theatres, having premiered in 2009 at the London Palladium, the original production went on to capture the hearts of critics and audiences alike on both sides of the pond. Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted, Little Shop of … Read more

REVIEW: 101 Dalmatians at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Coming straight from a triumph run of Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Open Air Theater bring us their second musical of the 2022 season with a new adaptation of 101 Dalmatians. The show was previously set for the 2020 season, was postponed until 2021 and finally makes its premiere this summer. The story has been updated … Read more

REVIEW: Billy Elliot at the CURVE theatre, Leicester

Billy Elliot, based on Stephen Daldry’s acclaimed film from 2000 tells the story of the community, acceptance and one boy chasing his dream against all the odds. After its many successful years in the West End, Billy Elliot finally makes a long-awaited return in a new re-imagined production from director Nikolai Foster and choreographer Lucy … Read more

REVIEW: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show at the Roundhouse

When I first stumbled across a Jean Paul Gaultier documentary as a young theater kid in Australia, I was entranced by his creations. I sat glued to the TV watching how they told a story, embraced the eccentric and evoked a culture that I was excited by. Just as his work imprinted on me, Gaultier … Read more

REVIEW: Peaky Blinders: The Rise, the immersive theatrical show

It’s 1921 and we are in Camden where ‘The Jew’ Alfie Solomons runs things. However, there is a storm brewing with new friends and enemies making themselves known. In a bold move, Alfie has agreed to make a deal with Birmingham’s entrepreneurial gangsters The Peaky Blinders (for a hefty profit of course) so the fun … Read more

REVIEW: Camp Albion at the Watermill Theatre

As theaters around the country wait to hear whether the Arts Council will include them as a National Portfolio Organization in support of the new ACE 10-year strategy to “recognise and champion the creative activities and cultural experiences of every person in every town, village and city ​​in this country, and to ensure that more … Read more