Category: Theatre Reviews

April 23, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

The Joan, April 6 6.5/10 I know, I know. The title turns you right off. It sounds like some sugary Valentine’s Day cabaret loaded with the sort of songs that, if you squeeze them enough, exude essence of schmaltz. Worse, it’s the wrong title for the show. Referencing one of…

April 19, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Kings Cross Hotel, April 5 8/10 The success of the audacious decision to carve a theatrical work from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner rode on whether the result conjured visual poetry to match – or at least bring to life – the force of ST Coleridge’s astonishing imagery. This…

April 15, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Ensemble Theatre, April 3 7.5/10 Can there be a bigger gulf in the world of musical theatre than seeing Saturday Night Fever and The Last Five Years on successive nights? The dance-focused former has a skeletal story and functional music; the latter is a bold piece of conceptual and compositional…