Off West End

London, Off West End, Play

Gracie

Performance: 30/04/18 Gracie is a one-woman show picking apart freedom and religious indoctrination by Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod. It saw its first performance in British Columbia in 2017. It follows a young girl, Gracie, as she grows up in the 'valleys of bikes and horses', a seemingly idyllic fundamentalist Mormon community. While this particular community is fictitious, the very real…read more
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
Brighton, Comedy, Off West End

Bikeology

Performance: 22/10/17, Brighton After specifically requesting that no one reviews Bikeology as they would review the joys of a perfect hub or gear ratio, I did. My sincerest apologies to Ned Boulting, but, just like the UCI, I like to be flexible with rules. Initially jarring to put a face and body to the voice that accompanies spectators through the…read more
Off West End, Play, Uncategorised

Witness for the Prosecution

Performance: 14/10/17, County Hall, London Originally adapted by Agatha Christie herself for the stage from her short story Traitor Hands, Witness for the Prosecution tells the story of Leonard Vole (Jack McMullen), an attractive if naive young man on trial for the murder of a lonely but, crucially, wealthy middle-aged woman. Vole's only hope is his German wife Romaine (Catherine…read more
4 Stars, Comedy, London, Off West End, Play

The Three Lions

David Cameron, Prince William and David Beckham stuck in a Swiss hotel room: if there was any premise ripe for comedy, it would be this. The Three Lions offers an hilarious insight into England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following the high flying personalities as they fumble their way through meetings, botched hotel bookings and political negotiations.…read more
4 Stars, London, Off West End, Play

Milked

Milked is an impressive two-man show featuring the very talented Oliver Mott and Adam Redmore. The play follows two friends, Paul and Snowy, as they grapple with the quickly dawning reality of having to find a direction in life. And then there’s the very unfortunate Sandy, a poorly cow the friends stumble upon after a walk, who suffers every manner…read more
4 Stars, Comedy, London, Off West End

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody was first published in 1892 by brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with the premise that even a self-declared nobody’s day to day life could be compiled to make an entertaining, enlightening and enjoyable read. The play is structured around Charles Pooter’s diary entries, recounting the trials of his wife, son, and the array of his…read more
4 Stars, Comedy, Family, Off West End, Outdoor

Glass Mountain

Inspired by the works of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm Glass Mountain is an original fairytale steeped in everything you’d expect: magic, mystery, and horror. The story follows two cousins: Little Hans, a husband-to-be bravely searching for his true love, and Lukoje, a storyteller who laces their adventures with magical tales, sometimes with dangerous consequences. Anyone who enjoys…read more
5 Stars, London, Off West End, Play

The Corruption of Dorian Gray

The Corruption of Dorian Gray proves to be an extremely strong addition to the many reproductions of Oscar Wilde’s work exploring the beauty and ugliness of human nature and desire. The play recounts Gray’s descent into evil in the irresistibly debauched backstreets of London while also shining more light on the homoerotic undercurrents that were only hinted at in the…read more