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Monday, February 17, 2020

‘Still has exactly what it takes to entertain audiences’: MAMMA MIA! – Touring ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

There was a really good party atmosphere at the end of Mamma Mia! which saw quite a large proportion of the auditorium get up, dance and sing along to the final numbers before the cast took …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 01:00PM
Friday, February 7, 2020

‘An honour to have shared the experience’: AUTOREVERSE – Battersea Arts Centre ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

The combination of Argentinian history told through a collection of recorded tape cassettes from her family archives, Florencia Cordeu explores how her family identified what and where home …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

‘The intimate space brings the audience into the play’: COPS – Southwark Playhouse by Elaine Chapman

With racial tensions high, Mob rule rife and the corruption inside the police force ever-present, we embark on what appears to be the downfall of a section of the Mob.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 03:30PM
Saturday, December 28, 2019

‘Brilliantly revitalised’: SOHO CINDERS – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

For the next three and a half weeks we see Robbie and Velcro now take centre stage with two new very strong and talented lead characters Matthew Mather and Livvy Evans in Soho Cinders. Be as…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

‘Definitely brightens up the festive period’: SNOW WHITE – Chickenshed Theatre ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

This wonderfully inclusive Snow White has been adapted and brought up to date, resulting in a clever and interesting social commentary on the power of people’s vanity.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Deserves to be heard: THE GOOD SCOUT – Above The Stag Theatre ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

Glenn Chandler focuses on events that haven’t been spoken about for many years in The Good Scout and in the process a charismatic cast reveals an extremely interesting twist in history.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

‘Brilliant performances all round’: OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY – Wilton’s Music Hall ★★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

In Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, playwright Hannah Moscovitch has taken the heart-wrenching story based on her paternal family and placed it into this thoughtful, entertaining and powerfu…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Friday, September 13, 2019

‘Are you ready for the truth?’: AT LAST – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

At Last, what happens when an Island puts up the barriers and withdraws from the rest of the world? Playwrights James Lewis and Alexander Knott’s new play allows a terrifying glimpse into …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 01:00PM
Monday, August 19, 2019

‘A brilliant concept’: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GIRLS – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

What on earth can be the connection between ‘Brown Sugar’ by the Rolling Stones, ‘Lola’ by The Kinks, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ by The Beatles, ‘Roxanne’ by The Police and… Monica? T…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Friday, August 16, 2019

‘Extremely moving performance’: THE WORDS ARE THERE – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

Ronan Dempsey’s one-man physical performance in The Words Are There brings to the Fringe a powerful play about a male victim of domestic violence.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

‘This musical play never slows down’: SPACE JUNK A SOVIET MUSICAL – Edinburgh by Elaine Chapman

If you looking for entertainment and education with some good music added in then Space Junk A Soviet Musical is worth taking an hour out of your Fringe schedule to watch.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

‘Hard-hitting, tear-jerking & heartfelt’: HOW TO SAVE A LIFE – Lion & Unicorn Theatre & Edinburgh by Elaine Chapman

How to Save a Life is a hard-hitting, tear-jerking and heartfelt story of love, friendship and the harsh reality of what can happen when you put off making important grown-up decisions.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 01:00PM
Monday, July 22, 2019

‘A must-see for anyone in London over the summer’: THE FALCON’S MALTESER – The Vaults ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

Director Lee Lyford has bought together a fine mixture of comedy, family fun and mystery to this adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s The Falcon’s Malteser.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 05:00AM
Monday, June 17, 2019

‘The gothic horror is bought to life’: PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

Tom Littler has taken one of literature’s most flamboyant and controversial writers of his generation and added his own twist. The Pictures of Dorian Gary runs smoothly and I would be as b…

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

‘Raw approach pays off’: HEDGEHOG – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ by Elaine Chapman

Coming of age plays very often travel through similar storylines and themes. Hedgehog takes a raw approach to this epiphany.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 06:00AM

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