Tag: Southwark Playhouse

  • Afterglow review: Go for the nudity, stay for the three-way

    Afterglow review: Go for the nudity, stay for the three-way

    ★★★ | Afterglow, London A married gay couple welcome a third and things will never be the same with them again. In the show Afterglow, now playing at Southwark Playhouse, Josh (Sean Hart) and Alex (Danny Mahoney) live comfortably in a nice Manhattan apartment and enjoy other men’s company. Darius (Jesse Fox), all but 25 […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse

    THEATRE REVIEW | Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse

    ★★★ | Promises, Promises – Southwark Playhouse ‘Promises Promises’ has a fine pedigree. It’s a 1968 musical based on the classic 1960 Billy Wilder film, ‘The Apartment’. The script is by King of the one-liners Neil Simon and the music is from the outstanding duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  The set list contains the […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

    ★★★ | Side Show at Southwark Playhouse There’s something grimly fascinating about conjoined twins. As a child, I longed for a twin, someone within the family who would be just like me and understand me completely. Conversely, I also found family life constraining and claustrophobic and wanted solitude and escape. Imagine having a twin who […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Allegro, Southwark Playhouse

    ★★★★ | Allegro   With Allegro, the charming space at Southwark Playhouse sees the UK premiere of a dusty old 1947 musical. Thanks to the partnership of Thom Southerland and Danielle Tarento (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Dogfight and Parade) this forgotten piece has had the cobwebs blown off it, regained its sparkle and is a welcome […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Through The Mill, Southwark Playhouse

    ★★★★★ | Through The Mill, Southwark Playhouse It’s Judy Garland times three in the new musical Through The Mill now playing at Southwark Playhouse. The show gives us Garland in three different stages in her life. There’s the young Judy before her Wizard of Oz role – ages 13 through 16 – brilliantly played by […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW: Grey Gardens, Southwark Playhouse

    Based on the 1975 cult classic documentary film of the same name, Grey Gardens tells the real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale. ★★★

  • Harvey Fierstein Backs Southwark Show Casa Valentina

    Harvey Fierstein, the theatre genius who brought us Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage aux Folles, is the man behind two productions opening concurrently in London. Kinky Boots, a musical version of the 2005 film, (which everyone’s heard about and dying to see) opens next week at the Adelphi Theatre. And his other new show, […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Gods and Monsters, Southwark Playhouse

    ★★★★★ | Gods and Monsters, Southwark Playhouse It’s the late 1950s and ageing Hollywood director, James Whale, best known for his iconic Frankenstein films, is languishing in his Los Angeles house. Whale is incapacitated by a series of strokes that have left him frail and prone to crippling headaches, dark moods and memory lapses. In […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Next Fall

    ★★★★ | Next Fall Imagine meeting a younger man, falling in love and then finding out that he has a very different ideology from yours. How would you cope if you found out that he was a fundamentalist Christian who believes that homosexuality is a flaw, the Bible is a literal document and is waiting […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse

    ★★★★ | Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse San Francisco 1963 is the setting for this powerful musical, receiving its European premiere at The Southwark Playhouse. A bunch of marines are on their final night of shore leave before heading off to fight in Vietnam and decide to play a cruel and misogynistic game. They each pool their […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Three Sisters, Southwark Playhouse

    ★★★★★ | | Three Sisters, Southwark Playhouse Three sisters are living in a vast house three thousand miles from home, longing for different forms of escape as they languish in the Middle East. Overworked and highly strung English teacher, Olga, yearns for the romance she hasn’t been able to find, as she’s acted as the […]