[Review:] DRACULA, The London Library, London.

Creation Theatre's Dracula, adapted by Kate Kerrow from Bram Stoker's original novel by the same name, and directed by Helen Tennison, recontextualises Stoker's classic story in a setting of pertinent historical poignancy. The London Library being the location Bram Stoker researched his famous novel, this performance perpetuates and immortalises the familiar tale. An obvious characteristic... Continue Reading →



On 9th February, the National Theatre stages its first performance the Molière classic, Tartuffe, adapted by John Donnelly and directed by Blanche McIntyre! To book your tickets, head over to: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/tartuffe Also, make sure you're following The Theatre Reviewer on Twitter to keep up-to-date with posts and reviews: @T_Reviewer Photography property of National Theatre.

[Review:] THE ORCHESTRA, Omnibus Theatre, London.

The Orchestra, directed by Kristine Landon-Smitho and currently performing at the Omnibus Theatre, is TeatroLatino’s adaptation of L’Orchestre by Jean Anouilh, translated by Jeremy Sans. Being a farce, there are many unrealistic elements to Anouilh’s text:  the instrumentalists’ ability to hear each other speaking over their music, and the extended interludes between their performances; a... Continue Reading →

A New Year, a New Aesthetic!

During 2019, you may see some changes in the aesthetic of The Theatre Reviewer's website whilst designs are perfected. Don't worry, you can still recognise the site from the title, The Theatre Reviewer, and contact information will not change. Keep an eye out, and see which aesthetic you prefer!

[Review:] ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, National Theatre, London.

This review will consider Simon Godwin's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra recently staged at the National Theatre. Acting style was at times extremely sluggish and true to that all-too-common modern misrepresentation of Shakespearean performance – the haughty, stylised and unrealistic delivery. And at other times, it was simply peculiar: Gloria Obianyo’s (playing Charmian) sassy... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Content!

A new page will soon be added to The Theatre Reviewer's site: Practitioners. On this page, new entries will detail the basis of the works of established, renowned and influential theatre practitioners. These will be published on a (bi-/)monthly basis and will serve as a reference point for theatrical movements, critical dramatic theories and creative/political... Continue Reading →

Requesting a Review!

You can request a review for a dance performance, musical, play, performance, showcase or rehearsed reading. If it is a live performance of any sort, a review can be requested from The Theatre Reviewer. To request a review, send the details of and poster for your performance(s) to: lee.james.broadwood@hotmail.com When you request a review, you... Continue Reading →

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