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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Review: Figure a Sea, Southbank Centre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Figure a Sea, Southbank Centre2.0starsAs we pile into the Southbank Centre’s cavernous Royal Festival Hall, we are greeted by 17 dancers limbering up in full house lights. This is …

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Review: The Secret River, National Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: The Secret River, National Theatre 4.0stars Still reeling from the death of Ningali Lawford-Wolf (the original narrator and creative spine of The Secret River), Andrew Bovell’s sta…

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Review: Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse4.0starsThe great tradition of watching a family be horrible to one-another is given a fresh undercurrent in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ 2014 play Appropri…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Review: Tales of the Turntable, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Tales of the Turntable, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre 5.0stars ZooNation crashes into the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall for a follow up on their 2013 hit show Gr…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Review: Willis & Vere: The Starship Osiris, Soho Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Willis & Vere: The Starship Osiris, Soho Theatre4.0starsThe comedy of catastrophe is a very British pleasure (Brexit anyone?). The same is true in theatre and Willis & Vere: …

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Review: Schlong Song, King’s Head Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Schlong Song, King's Head Theatre4.0starsDeliciously devilish, irrepressibly irreverent, Woody Shticks entertains, astounds and glistens in his new one-man show Schlong Song. As expe…

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Review: The View Upstairs, Soho Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: The View Upstairs, Soho Theatre5.0starsBe sure to have plenty of tissues at the ready as the European premiere of Max Vernon’s Musical The View Upstairs sashays into the Soho Theat…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Review: Grey, Ovalhouse by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Grey, Ovalhouse 4.0stars A show about a young black woman’s struggle with depression and misconception is understandably not a laugh a minute affair, but then again (at times) neit…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Review: Peter Gynt, National Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Peter Gynt, National Theatre 2.0stars Can money swing a show? It’s a real worry in this business. Does having a large, famous cast set against an expensive or moving set always gua…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Review: Strange Fruit, Bush Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Strange Fruit, Bush Theatre5.0starsRare is it that a first attempt at any art is so emotionally complex, brimming with potential, bitterness and written skill. Think about the last t…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Review: Flux, Camden People’s Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Flux, Camden People's Theatre3.0starsWith a dully radiating stage, and a rather disturbingly lifelike full-sized puppet, award-winning theatre company Smoking Apples’s latest produ…

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Review: Hot Flushes, Camden People’s Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Hot Flushes, Camden People's Theatre2.0starsWith its heart in the right place and huge amounts of potential, Hot Flushes springs from a genuinely exciting place. That’s unfortunate…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Southwark Playhouse by Gabriel Wilding

Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Southwark Playhouse5.0starsOccasionally, approaching a review is an absolute breeze, with very little to be critical of. This is a rare joy. The …

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Review: Breakin’ Convention, Sadler’s Wells by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Breakin' Convention, Sadler's Wells5.0Overall ScoreCelebrating their 16th year, Breakin’ Convention explodes into the Sadler’s Wells theatre filling every corner with noise, life…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Review: The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Richmond Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Richmond Theatre2.0Overall ScoreSex, murder hedonism, and art. What more could anyone want from a tale? The Picture of Dorian Grey as a fallen hero sh…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Review: Vessel, Sadler’s Wells by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Vessel, Sadler's Wells4.0starsFrom the primordial darkness, inhuman shapes begin to shift as slow eerie sounds begin to build. This is Vessel’s first touch down at Sadler’s Wells…

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Review: Toast, The Other Palace by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Toast, The Other Palace 4.0stars Welcomed in by the comforting smell of toast, I enter The Other Palace which plays host to the latest incarnation of the food writer Nigel Slater’s…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Review: 3 Rounds of Amp, The Place by Gabriel Wilding

Review: 3 Rounds of Amp, The Place4.0starsPulling together three different pieces all within the dance style of Krump (Kingdom Radically Uplifted Mighty Praise) Artists 4 Artists nurture the…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review: Hair, New Wimbledon Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Hair, New Wimbledon Theatre3.0starsKicking off the fiftieth-anniversary production, Hair grooves into the night as the audience is left breathless, entertained and flummoxed.  This …

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Review: 10, VAULT Festival by Gabriel Wilding

Review: 10, VAULT Festival3.0Overall ScoreIn the dramatic and dripping cavern space at the Vaults, a light is shone onto ten women whom history has relegated, or in some cases completely for…

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Review: The Son, Kiln Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: The Son, Kiln Theatre 4.0Overall Score Florian Zeller’s The Son comes crashing into the Kiln Theatre, with emotional clout, ice cold writing, and knife-twisting brutality. The th…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Review: Bon Voyage, Bob, Sadler’s Wells by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Bon Voyage, Bob, Sadler's Wells 4.0stars Last night was momentous, not just within the world of experimental dance, but beyond. Pina Bausch’s legendary company, Tanztheater Wupper…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Review: Cuzco, Theatre503 by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Cuzco, Theatre5034.0starsWe have all had our own holidays from hell, the pressure to enjoy oneself, the sights, the sounds, the partner you never realised you disliked until it’s j…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Review: Approaching Empty, The Kiln Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Approaching Empty, The Kiln Theatre3.0starsPlunging into the detailed microcosm of a taxi firm in Middlesbrough as Margaret Thatcher dies; we are reminded of the Iron Lady’s far-re…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Review: Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall4.0starsAn Agatha Christie legal drama set in a 1920’s Courtroom? You might as well watch Death on the Nile on a boat? Or Murder on t…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Review: Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios3.0stars“Have an éclair dear, calm yourself down,” and boy do we need calming down! With a wit, pace and intensity that almost sweeps us off our f…

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Review: Club Briefs, Leicester Square Spiegeltent by Gabriel Wilding

Sumptuous, salacious and utterly stupendous! Leave the kids at home, dodge your prudish boyfriend and don’t invite Nana, because Club Briefs promises a raunchy night of high class cabaret,…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Why do we watch the same plays over and over again? Is it a testament to the innate genius of the writers? Because they cover issues constantly facing humanity? Is it a lack of imagination, …

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Cuckoo, The Soho Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Ambitious, infectious, yet seemingly never-ending, Cuckoo is a boiling pot of talent and potential that would have to be subject to a considerable sizing-down before becoming a hit show. Tou…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Review: Seussical the Musical, Southwark Playhouse by Gabriel Wilding

Whimsical, nonsensical, and sadly lacking heart, Seussical the Musical aims to blend many of Dr. Seuss’s characters into one flashy surreal tale filled with rhyming, joy and well…more rh…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Review: Dietrich: Natural Duty, Wilton’s Music Hall by Gabriel Wilding

Telling the lesser-known tale of German movie star Marlene Dietrich, this cool production is both heartwarming and side-splitting. Mixing Drag, cabaret, songs and… duty? together, Peter Gr…

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