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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Sappho, Southwark Playhouse Elephant review - a glitzy celebration of sapphic love by Jane Edwardes

Too much camp and not enough content in this tribute to the Greek poet Who is Sappho? What is she? Not much is known about the influential Greek poet who was born some 2500 years ago. Her po…

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York), Criterion Theatre review - rueful and funny musical gets West End upgrade by Jane Edwardes

A Brit and a New Yorker struggle to find common ground in lively new British musical Small scale shows, nurtured in offbeat places, are becoming all the rage in the West End. Red Pitch, Oper…

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Garrick Theatre review - exhilarating, moving show makes West End return by Jane Edwardes

Ryan Calais Cameron brilliantly uses storytelling, music and verse When For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy first moved to the West End in 2023, it felt l…

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Standing at the Sky's Edge, Gillian Lynne Theatre review - heartwarming Sheffield musical arrives in the West End by Jane Edwardes

Olivier Award-winning musical offers a celebration of community and a stirring exploration of a brutalist building's history Can there be anyone from Sheffield who has not seen Standing at t…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The Motive and the Cue, Noel Coward Theatre - National Theatre transfer excels in the West End by Jane Edwardes

Jack Thorne’s backstage Gielgud-Burton 'Hamlet' drama is full of compassion Plays about the theatre tend to go down well with audiences. Why wouldn’t they? The danger is that they become…

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Portia Coughlan, Almeida Theatre review - atmospheric revival of Marina Carr's bleak 1996 drama by Jane Edwardes

Haunted by the ghost of her brother, Alison Oliver's depressed Portia is on a path to self-destruction In 1994, the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin commissioned Marina Carr to write a …

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Friday, October 13, 2023

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Nöel Coward Theatre review - magical Neil Gaiman adaptation returns by Jane Edwardes

Monsters and a demonic Nanny make for an eye-popping evening There were shrieks, gasps, and nervous laughter in the Nöel Coward Theatre during press night of a kind rarely heard in the thea…

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandhi's killer given an outstanding star turn by Jane Edwardes

Indhu Rubasingham's sweeping production returns to the National From the moment that the blood-stained Nathuram Godse rises out of the floor of the National Theatre's Olivier stage and deman…

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Crucible, Gielgud Theatre review - outstanding National Theatre transfer by Jane Edwardes

Arthur Miller’s 1953 play is as compelling as ever in Lyndsey Turner’s production Whining Donald Trump and snivelling Boris Johnson claim that they are victims of witch-hunts, although a…

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Bleak Expectations, Criterion Theatre review - popular radio comedy takes to the stage by Jane Edwardes

Entertaining mash-up of Dickensian tropes We all need a break from time to time, especially now given the grim state of the world. So it’s not surprising that comedy is making something of…

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's Globe review - comedy and confusion by Jane Edwardes

  Sean Holmes's rumbustious production goes at a breakneck speed Shakespeare drew on Plautus’s Menaechmi for this early short comedy. Was it his competitive streak that made him up the an…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards