Comedy, Musical, Off West End

The Addams Family

Performance: 04/11/17 Originating as a comic strip by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, The Addams Family has been redrawn in varying forms ever since, from cartoons, a TV sitcom to a trio of films. 2010 brought the Broadway musical, and treating the Addams Family Musical as an entirely separate beast from the iconic 1991 and 1993 film adaptations does do…read more
Alternative, Brighton, Comedy, Play

NVT’s Short Play Festival

Performance: 25/07/17 New Venture Theatre’s Short Play Festival featured six new 15-20 minute plays by new writers, brought to life by six directors and a cast of 16. Spanning a diverse range of genres, the Festival boasted stories of love, death, fame, sex, acceptance and pathos that made for a rich and engaging tableau of storytelling. Sorry By Amy Onyett…read more
Articles, Brighton, Play

Proof – Extended Review

Proof, an acclaimed drama by American playwright David Auburn, explores grief, mental illness and family ties against an academic and mathematical backdrop. It is a family drama that shows the weight of genius, and the difficulty of trying to prove oneself and find validation in the people around us or from a world that thrives on insecurity. Catherine (Marie Ellis),…read more
5 Stars, Brighton, Play

Proof

Performance: 16/06/17 Proof, an acclaimed drama by David Auburn, explores grief, mental illness and family ties against an academic and mathematical backdrop. Catherine, daughter of a celebrated mathematician, Robert, is mourning his recent death after an undefined battle with mental illness. Catherine struggles with the loss of her father while also trying to step out of his shadow and prove…read more
Articles, Interview

Interview: Director Mingyu Lin on Jack & I

Jack and I: The Jack the Ripper Musical made its Brighton Fringe debut this year after enjoying success at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014. It charts the investigation into the slippery killer Jack the Ripper, with Inspector Abberline trying to balance his fraying marriage, the demands of his boss and prying journalists, all the while the Ripper gets further and…read more
4 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Cabaret, Musical, Performance

STAC @ Northbrook Musical Theatre Showcase 2017

The STAC @ Northbrook Showcase featured 14 Musical Theatre Degree students, advertising their many performance talents in just over an hour of song and dance. The fourteen-strong company deftly tackled material across a wide range of classic and contemporary styles, from haunting numbers from Carrie and Sweeney Todd to the sugar-sweet harmonies of Waitress. The showcase also featured a number of well-arranged…read more
4 Stars, Brighton, Brighton Fringe, Comedy, Play

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Performance: 28/05/17 In a time of pre-war political tension, gone are the days of frothy fashion journalism for Pamela More, a feisty and glamorous Times journalist who stubbornly prioritises haute-couture over Hitler. However, the scandalous abdication crisis of 1936 and the looming possibility of war forces her to look beyond the hats and furs and she is abruptly launched into…read more