Tag: Two Star Play Review

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Persona

    THEATRE REVIEW | Persona

    INSISTENCE IS FUTILE! -By- Fraulein Sasha Selavie As Star Trek’s Borg Queen, Alice Krige was instantly, shockingly unearthly, an stunning visual heart-attack, as unlikely as an 8-foot drag queen twerking on crack! An arguable career highlight, the role propelled Krige into the media stratosphere, paving the way for an acclaimed, deeply nuanced run in Spooks. […]

  • Theatre Review | Rough Crossing – National Tour

    ★★☆☆☆ | Rough Crossing As a theatre company board a cruise ship to cross the Atlantic to New York for the premier of their new piece, it’s not just the waters that become choppy. Following the overhearing of an ill-timed romantic interlude between his two leads, Hungarian playwright Turai tries to keep his upcoming production […]

  • Theatre Review | The Messiah – National Tour and West End

    Sadly short on laughs, the handful of jokes stretch thinly over the show’s running time and even some forced audience participation can’t conjure up enough Christmas sparkle to elevate the show to a “must see”.

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Jubilee, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

    ★★☆☆☆ | Jubilee Ever seen Jubilee? The visionary, anarchic mash-up of gay sex, brutal anarchy and transcendent mysticism? If not, load up the fresh, newly-released blu-ray and gorge on Jarman’s genius now – the new theatre adaptation’s completely superfluous! Why? How could a show awash with copious, writhing nudity and irreverence possibly bore audiences stiff? Well, […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Harold and Maude, Charing Cross Theatre

    ★★☆☆☆ | Harold and Maude If you’ve never seen the 1971 cult classic film ‘Harold and Maude’ then you’ve missed out. Poignant, darkly humorous and with a lilting soundtrack by Cat Stevens, it’s a thing of beauty. Sadly, the same can’t be said about this relentlessly trying-too-hard-to-be quirky revival of the later stage play. Harold […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Quartet – National Tour

    THEATRE REVIEW | Quartet – National Tour

    ★★☆☆☆  | Quartet – National Tour Cecily, Wilfred and Reggie are three ageing opera singers, happily spending their twilight years in a retirement home for ageing artists, but their days reminiscing on their time in the spotlight are abruptly interrupted by the sudden and unexpected arrival of Jean, a former collaborator, a fading star and […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Strangers on a Train, Sheffield Lyceum

    Strangers on a Train | ★★☆☆☆ During a chance encounter on a whiskey-soaked train journey, two strangers, Guy Haines, a respected architect and Charles Bruno, a drunken playboy, jokingly plot to commit a murder to assist the other in moving on in their lives. Bruno proposes that Haines kill Bruno’s overbearing father, whilst Bruno himself […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Le Grand Mort, Trafalgar Studios

    ★★  | Le Grand Mort Acclaimed musical theatre writer Stephen Clark, who died last year, penned this two-hander play as a vehicle for uber camp legend Julian Clary. The play concerns ageing architect Michael (Julian Clary) who is cooking dinner for a younger man (James Nelson-Joyce) who’s he’s picked up in the pub. As he […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Twilight Song, Park Theatre, London

    ★★ | Twilight Song You know a show doesn’t make much sense, when, after seeing it, you and your friends don’t agree on what you’ve all just seen. To say Twilight Song is a bit confusing is putting it mildly. Now playing at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, is the late British playwright Kevin […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Dr Frankenstein – National Tour

    THEATRE REVIEW | Dr Frankenstein – National Tour

    ★★ | Dr Frankenstein – National Tour In a reimagining of the classic tale, Dr Victoria Frankenstein shuns her family as she relentlessly pursues her quest for knowledge and in her exploration of the part of existence where life and death meet. In her experiments with bringing the dead back to life, she creates a […]



    ★★ | La Ronde Arthur Schnitzler’s turn of the century play ‘La Ronde’ is a frequently performed and adapted classic, partly because it’s an intriguing concept and also often because it’s usually staged with just two actors and a minimal set, making it easy to put on. Taking the idea of a roundel, where people […]