[Review:] FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT, Bridewell Theatre, London.

For the Sake of Argument forces its audience to consider the relationship between words and war, from Eleanor Hickock’s (Ashleigh Cole) argument at the weekly pub debates that causes conflict between the group, to her opinionated writings and their impact upon the ideological thinking of late soldier Mark (Georgie Farmer), to Mark’s monologues such as that... Continue Reading →

A Happy New Year from The Theatre Reviewer!

Happy New Year! A fresh decade has begun, and a lot of new features are being planned for the site, so stay tuned! Make sure you're following The Theatre Reviewer on Twitter to keep up-to-date with posts and reviews: @T_Reviewer And remember that you can also sign up for e-notifications, meaning that you'll be sent... Continue Reading →

[Review:] GAPING HOLE (STORY #3), Ovalhouse, London.

Essentially, this performance divides itself into three sections, the first and second alternating between one another before moving on to the third. The first sees the two characters (played by Rachel Mars and Greg Wohead) address plot-holes in various movies; then, the second, using narration and literal storytelling, imagines scenarios which decode and demystify these... Continue Reading →

[Review:] WEIGHT/WAIT, Blue Elephant Theatre, London.

Weight/Wait is a very enjoyable performance, offering in its particularity both lighthearted comedy and a certain soreness. Depicting an individual’s struggles with anxiety, this play provides a sense of respite and solidarity but also a unique depiction of a widespread yet vastly misunderstood mental disorder. Babbling and uttering nonsensical phrases, incessantly shadowing Karen (Katharine Richardson),... Continue Reading →

[Review:] A NEW DAWN, Union Theatre, London.

Making use of very current sociopolitical themes, A New Dawn is a very entertaining play which follows the story of fictional politician Emma, her love life, political fame and scandal. It is definitely, as promoted, a play which toys with trust, creating not only distrust between the three characters, Emma (Sue Appleby), Lucy (Sarah Leigh)... Continue Reading →

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