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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Review: Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels, The Finborough Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels, The Finborough Theatre3.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards …

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Review: Hymn, Almeida Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Hymn, Almeida Theatre4.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards keeping AYT going and paying our very ta…

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Review: The Vagina Duologues, Living Record Festival by Jessica Handscomb

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Review: The Dumb Waiter, Hampstead Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: The Dumb Waiter, Hampstead Theatre 4.0Overall Score I think it’s fair to say that 2020 has been mostly horrendous, especially for theatre. But finally, a glimmer of hope can be see…

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Review: Mr Stink, Chickenshed Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Mr Stink, Chickenshed Theatre3.0Overall ScoreDavid Walliams is not my favourite children’s author; I’d just like to put that out there. They might be linked by the illustrations …

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Review: Little Wars, Union Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Little Wars, Union Theatre4.0Overall ScoreAs the world of art is restricted by lockdown 2.0, we’re forced to return to the old, new ways we had devised to keep theatre going while …

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Review: Elephant’s Graveyard, The Production Exchange by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Elephant's Graveyard, The Production Exchange3.0Overall ScoreYou know what we all need right now? In such a bleak, sad time such as this? An utterly depressing true story about human…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Review: Watching Rosie, Original Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Watching Rosie, Original Theatre 4.0stars In June 2018, I reviewed Louise Coulthards’ Cockamamy at The Hope Theatre. It was the good old days, pre-virus, in which we could sit shou…

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Review: Charlie Ward at Home, Sound&Fury by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Charlie Ward at Home, Sound&Fury3.0starsCharlie Ward (presumably a pun on Charley’s War, the famous 1979 comic strip centred on an underage soldier) was first staged in 2014, t…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Review: Declan, The Actor’s Centre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Declan, The Actor’s Centre2.0StarsGhost stories, amongst the streamable theatrical content on offer to us in lieu of a proper theatre trip, seem to be more popular than usual at th…

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Review: The Tell-Tale Heart, Threedumb Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: The Tell-Tale Heart, Threedumb Theatre3.0starsWho would’ve thought we’d live through something scarier than a classic Gothic story? Edgar Allen Poe and his short but terrifying t…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Review: La Cage aux Folles [The Play], Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: La Cage aux Folles [The Play], Park Theatre4.0starsIn our politically turbulent times, in which the country was more or less split down the middle in the 2016 EU referendum, and arou…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Review: I Woke Up Feeling Electric, The Hope Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: I Woke Up Feeling Electric, The Hope Theatre 3.0stars “If you don’t rock the boat, you won’t drown” is the line that perfectly encapsulates artificially intelligent operating…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre4.0starsChekov; one of the giants of early modernism and perhaps one of the most famous Russian playwrights. The highly anticipated adaptation by Olivier Aw…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Review: Cinderella, Trafalgar Studios by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Cinderella, Trafalgar Studios3.0starsCinderella: the classic tale of a poor girl visited by a fairy godmother, her rags turned to riches and her pumpkin turned into a carriage. She m…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Review: A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic by Jessica Handscomb

Review: A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic 5.0stars For the third year running, Jack Thorne’s magical adaptation of the world’s favourite Christmas story is on at the Old Vic, again spreadin…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Review: Escape From Planet Trash, Pleasance Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Escape From Planet Trash, Pleasance Theatre5.0starsEscape From Planet Trash is like the long lost millennial child of the Rocky Horror Show and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and if that…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Review: La Clique, Leicester Square Spiegeltent by Jessica Handscomb

Review: La Clique, Leicester Square Spiegeltent3.0starsThe theme of the night, I’m guessing, must be domesticity. I’ve come to this conclusion after a man juggles champagne flutes and le…

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Review: Stray Dogs, Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Stray Dogs, Park Theatre2.0starsIt’s 1940 in Russia, in the midst of Stalin’s rule. Anna Akhmatova, one of Russia’s greatest modern poets, has lost her husband, and is at risk …

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Review: Translations, National Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Translations, National Theatre 5.0stars It feels a little bit silly to be writing a review of Translations after it’s sold-out run last year. Tickets sold like hot cakes, and now, …

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Review: Fast, Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Fast, Park Theatre2.0starsSet over a Century ago, Fast tells the tale of Linda Hazzard, a quack Doctor who operated in both Washington State and then New Zealand. She obtained her me…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Review: ‘Master Harold’ … and the boys, Lyttleton Theatre  by Jessica Handscomb

Review: ‘Master Harold’ … and the boys, Lyttleton Theatre 5.0starsApartheid. A word that conjures up images of racism and injustice. South Africa, up until 1994, was segregated. Now, …

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: Faith, Hope and Charity, National Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Faith, Hope and Charity, National Theatre 5.0stars Faith, Hope and Charity is the most important play of the year, perhaps the most important of our age. The story centres on Hazel (…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Review: Don Giovani, Royal Opera House by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Don Giovani, Royal Opera House2.0starsMozart’s Don Giovanni first premiered in Prague in 1787. With libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, it tells the story of the walking STI that is Don …

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Review: A Doll’s House, Lyric Hammersmith by Jessica Handscomb

Review: A Doll's House, Lyric Hammersmith4.0starsHenrik Ibsen’s original 1879 play A Doll’s House centres on Nora, and her stifling relationship with her husband Torvald. In Tanika Gupta…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Review: Refract, King’s Head Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Refract, King's Head Theatre 2.0stars I think it’s fair to say that most of us, at some point in our lives, have uttered the words “It’s not what you said, it’s how you said …

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Review: The Night of the Iguana, Noël Coward Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: The Night of the Iguana, Noël Coward Theatre3.0starsIt’s September 1940, and Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon (Clive Owen) has just arrived at the Costa Verde Hotel. A disgraced pries…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, Barbican by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, Barbican3.0starsWhat strikes me halfway through the first act of Timothy Sheader’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, is what a truly bizarre subject thi…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: the end of history…, Royal Court by Jessica Handscomb

Review: the end of history..., Royal Court3.0stars‘Most mothers threatened to send their kids’ food to the starving Africans, she actually did it.’ These are the words that Sal’s (Le…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Review: Present Laughter, The Old Vic by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Present Laughter, The Old Vic5.0starsEmbarrassingly, I had never seen a production of a Noël Coward play before Present Laughter. I had of course read some of his work, and heard of…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Review: Brooklyn, Napoli, Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Brooklyn, Napoli, Park Theatre4.0starsOn 16 December 1960, two planes collided above New York. One landed in Staten Island, the other in Brooklyn. The latter became known as the Park…

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre