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Sunday, May 17, 2020

‘The less respect you have for the Brontes before you watch this, the more you’ll enjoy it’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) by Amy Toledano

Wasted is about the Bronte siblings from childhood to death, as they attempt to follow their artistic - and romantic - ambitions.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

‘The tragedy’s shades of light are teased out & played with, much of this owes itself to Michelle Terry’: HAMLET – Shakespeare’s Globe by Amy Toledano

The tragedy’s shades of light are teased out and played with, and much of this owes itself to Michelle Terry’s Hamlet.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

‘Inherently intriguing’: Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

This triptych of plays – Nuclear War, Buried and Graceland – is a highly enjoyable and challenging evening for its audience, provoking emotion and thought through nuanced and skilled per…

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

‘Flamboyant & fun piece of musical theatre’: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS – Upstairs at the Gatehouse ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Once Upon A Mattress is a lively and vibrant musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous Princess and the Pea.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

‘Does glimmer through at points’: LIPSTICK – Southwark Playhouse by Amy Toledano

The script for Lipstick is funnier and warmer than the ponderous pace of this otherwise slick production quite allows it to be.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘Subtle nuance in places, sledgehammer wit in others’: ALBION – Almeida Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

On the surface Albion may be a play about a woman restoring a garden, but once you dig beneath the topsoil this play is about a complicated, nostalgic and divided society, struggling to reas…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

‘Struck by how completely modern this play is’: TRYST – Chiswick Playhouse ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Tryst by Karoline Leach is the final piece to be performed in the inaugural festival from the Chiswick Playhouse productions at the Tabard Theatre, returning from a sell-out run in 2017.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

‘Too many worthy narratives jostling for keen examination’: THE WHIP – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon ★★★ by Amy Toledano

While The Whip highlights the moral complexity of the abolitionist movement, the density of the plot does not enable the emotional weight of the piece to translate to its audience.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

‘Definitely a joyful & vivacious journey’: FEMFRINGE – Vault Festival ★★★ by Amy Toledano

FemFringe is an ever-evolving variety show committed to showcasing a plethora of female and non-binary created art.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

‘Smart & completely absorbing’: COLLAPSIBLE – Bush Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Collapsible is a one woman monologue by Margaret Perry exploring anxiety and mental health in the face of a modern and overwhelming world.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

‘Undoubtedly a must-see piece of theatre’: SOLD – Vault Festival ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Sold is an extremely powerful piece of theatre, with fantastic direction from Euton Daley and a tour de force performance from Amantha Edmead.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

‘A powerful piece of writing’: Santi & Naz – Vault Festival ★★★ by Amy Toledano

Santi & Naz is a powerful piece of writing. It is emotional, animated and moving, and this production is certainly a gem at Vault Festival 2020.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

‘Heart-wrenchingly powerful narrative’: THE CANARY & THE CROW – Arcola Theatre ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

There is an urgency and an immediacy about The Canary and the Crow that will leave you thinking and questioning everything about British society long after you’ve left the theatre

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

‘The whole cast is impressive’: A LITTLE PRINCESS – Drayton Arms Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

A Little Princess has not only been been adapted for the stage with intelligence, love, and respect but it has also been gently nudged into the 21st century too.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

‘Impressive, moving & poignant’: THE LOST THING – Royal Opera House ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

The Lost Thing is a great example of how to bring young people into the world of live theatre and continue to nurture their minds with acceptance and collaboration.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

‘Brings back all the magical memories of the tale’: THE LITTLE PRINCE – Omnibus Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

The Little Prince is a beautiful show for all ages, with a heart-warming message about friendship and love that will make anyone nostalgic for being a child.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

‘Pushes the comedy to its maximum potential’: FITTER – Soho Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Ell Potter and Mary Higgins return with Fitter, their second devised show to dance their way through a interrogation of masculinity, using almost 50 interviews of cis, transidentifying men.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

‘A fantastic piece of theatre’: SUPERSTAR – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Superstar is a fantastic piece of theatre that is completely honest and paints a very realistic image of what it is to grow up in a house of over-achievers.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

‘Vibrant, lively & lucid’: ESCAPE FROM PLANET TRASH – Pleasance Theatre by Amy Toledano

Set in a dystopian future, Escape From Planet Trash is a campy, music filled extravaganza with a lighthearted self awareness, in which two space explorers embark on a mission to save Planet …

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Friday, November 29, 2019

‘Has some beautiful moments of humanity’: HUNGER – Arcola Theatre by Amy Toledano

Hunger is a new adaptation by Fay Lomas of a 19th century novel by the same name, written by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

‘The piece pulled me in’: THREAD – Hope Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

In THREAD by Freya Alderson, the famous Gibson sisters must decide what to do when their father with severe dementia is accused of sexually assaulting a list of women, decades after the inci…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

‘A modern, unique & taboo love story’: FIJI – Omnibus Theatre ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

What Is It? Fiji is inspired by true events that occurred in Germany in 2001. It is a modern, unique, and taboo love story of two people with a very peculiar type of... lust.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

‘Fresh, fierce & a feast for the eyes’: KISSING REBELLION – Ovalhouse ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

In the age of physical theatre, it is becoming increasingly difficult to choreograph original and exciting movement, but Kissing Rebellion is fresh, fierce, and a feast for the eyes. It is r…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

‘A highly polished, energised show’: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Chiswick Playhouse ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Updated from its original form which premiered in New York in 1996, this revue-style show follows various couples as they navigate their way through dating, relationships and love.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

‘Concept, execution & premise are stunning’: Will Still Be Whole (When You Rip Me In Half) – Bunker Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

What is it? I Will Still Be Whole (When You Rip Me In Half) by Ava Wong Davies, and is part of a double bill at the Bunker Theatre.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

’Incredibly clever’: GAPING HOLE – Ovalhouse ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Gaping Hole is an original work in which two writers/performers discuss popular plot holes and political lies.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

‘The audience is whisked right back to the 1930s’: REPUTATION – The Other Palace ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

The writing father/daughter duo Alick Glass and Suzanne Glass really captures the feeling of the period in Reputation which, despite the drama of its core story, remains a feel-good show.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

‘So well written & so deeply moving’: OUT OF SORTS – Theatre 503 ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

What is it? Written by Danusia Samal, Out of Sorts follows a young woman as she attempts to live a double life in this moving story of culture, womanhood, privilege and family.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fresh, modern & relevant’: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE – Drayton Arms Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

This very well presented version of The Merchant of Venice is excellently executed, proving to modern audiences that Shakespeare doesn’t have to be complicated in order to understand it.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

‘A glorious fever-dream of a show’: ISLANDER – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Touching, heart-wrenching and totally original, Islander is the exploration of the turmoil and devastation of small communities in the light of gentrification.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

‘Inventive, empowering & honest as hell’: CALL ME FURY – Hope Theatre ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

Call Me Fury is a wonderfully poetic disembowelling of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, as told by the women who were accused of “witchcraft” during the Salem witch trials of 17th century.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue