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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: Ordinary Days, London Theatre Workshop by Lydia Lakemoore

The London theatre scene never ceases to amaze me. Squeezed above a pub, in a swelteringly hot room set above the rumbles of bankers freed from a day of trouble causing, we are presented wit…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review: Catch Me (Attrape Moi), Underbelly Festival by Lydia Lakemoore

Catch Me is the London Premier of Flip Fabrique’s circus show Attrape Moi. Direct from Quebec, where the circus art is rife and celebrated, they are renowned for their flips, tricks, stunt…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: The Treatment, Almeida Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Martin Crimp’s The Treatment is so current that I struggle to believe it was written over twenty years ago. Set in New York, we follow the lives of individuals in a small group, who come t…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: Pluto, Barons Court Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Moonchild Theatre’s new piece, written by is filled with intelligence and wit. Pluto, our protagonist and personification of the planet (if we can call it that), poignantly communicate…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: Natives, Southwark Playhouse by Lydia Lakemoore

Natives is a new written piece by Glenn Waldron that follows three teenagers on one day of their lives – their fourteenth birthday. Coldly but aptly named A, B, and C, these characters col…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Review: Undermined, Wilton’s Music Hall by Lydia Lakemoore

Political theatre can be somewhat consuming with a thin line between conveying a message and attempting to shove an entire ideology down one’s throat in the mere space of an hour. Much to …

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: Claustrophilia, VAULT Festival by Lydia Lakemoore

I will start by stating that one woman (or man) plays are one of my all-time favourite genres of theatre. They are often the most intimate or revealing pieces. And if done well can also be s…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, Lyric Hammersmith by Lydia Lakemoore

Four actor-musicians set the scene. Dressed up as blue birds they sing a merry tune to welcome in the morning, before one is promptly shot by a large air rifle that protrudes from the stage.…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: Us/Them, National Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Us/Them is an immensely powerful and affecting piece of devised theatre. Winner of a Fringe First at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival the play was originally designed as a children’…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Review: The Red Balloon, The Puppet Theatre Barge by Lydia Lakemoore

Aboard a quaint little barge, that moors in the waters of Little Venice during the winter months, I am surprised to find a fully functioning theatre complete with stage, lighting rig, and ma…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Review: Deny, Deny, Deny, Park Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

From the man who brought us An Audience With Jimmy Savile, possibly London’s most talked about play of 2015, Jonathan Maitland returns to the Park Theatre with Deny, Deny, Deny, another cu…

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review: Follow Suit, Camden People’s Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Silence Faces bring something completely different to the London scene. Follow Suit is an unusual mash-up of absurdist theatre combining elements of mine and clowning. Four characters (or pe…

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Review: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Royal Opera House by Lydia Lakemoore

The Royal Opera House hosts an utterly triumphant revival of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Gioachino Rossini and Cesare Sterbini’s classic opera Il barbiere di Sivigli…

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Review: Yerma, The Young Vic by Lydia Lakemoore

The story of Lorca’s classic Yerma is relatively well known. It is frequently performed at different theatres around the country often with a few modern twists and sometimes we see an una…

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Twelfth Night with a Cast of Comedians, Udderbelly by Lydia Lakemoore

What an exciting prospect this play looked at first glance. Twelth Night, Shakespeare’s comedy classic, performed solely by a team of London’s most exciting comedians. Oh dear, what a te…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Review: The Kreutzer Sonata, Arcola Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Last night I was treated to one of the most curious little plays I have ever seen. I use the word curious as I am, admittedly, trying to determine exactly why I was so enthralled. Nancy Harr…

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Review: A Quiet House, Park Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Most of us will be familiar with the term IVF as a process used for the conception of a baby. But few of us are familiar with what the actual reality of that term entails. The latest play by…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Hobson’s Choice, Vaudeville Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

This is a traditionally staged, loyal to style, West End version of Hobson’s Choice. It has every bell and whistle that the producers could throw at it; a big, beautiful set, gorgeous cos…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Review: Chilcot, Battersea Arts Centre by Lydia Lakemoore

Were we lied to? Was it legal? Was it wrong? Was it avoidable? What were the consequences? Chilcot answers none of these questions. Chilcot cleverly presents you with seemingly neutral and u…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review: Here All Night, The Print Room by Lydia Lakemoore

Here All Night is an evening of what can only be described in laymans terms, as a Beckett appreciation event. It consists of a variety of extracts from Beckett’s music and texts, coher…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Scenes from 68* Years, Arcola Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

The power of Scenes From 68* Years lies not in showing us war, bombs and battles, but in its observations of human suffering in the every day lives of people affected by conflict. Somehow th…

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Review: Haram Iran, Above The Stag by Lydia Lakemoore

Haram Iran is possibly the most current play on the London scene right now. Set in modern day Iran it follows the story of two 15-year-old boys who are convicted under Sharia law for the cri…

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Review: Punching the Sky, Cast Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Every mother loves talking about her own child. This is what is presented to us in Punching the Sky, where a mother rambles on about her own marvellous offspring. It is Lizi Patch’s person…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review: Miss Atomic Bomb, St James Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

The world premiere of any new show automatically brings with it a certain level of anticipation and excitement. The world premiere of a new musical featuring star performers, going up at a l…

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Review: The Cause, Jermyn Street Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

The Cause is written in three segments separated by both time and location. Firstly we are presented with Sandor Teleki (Tony Wredden), a painter of Hungarian heritage, and Margit (Angela Di…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review: Firebird, Trafalgar Studios by Lydia Lakemoore

Firebird tells the excruciating tale of a fourteen-year-old girl named Tia who we see groomed into a Asian sex ring and brutally abused. Tia, played by Callie Cooke, is lured into the car of…

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Review: Shafted!, Cast Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

The language of John Godber’s latest work Shafted! is simple and conversational. Godber confessed, during the post-show discussion, that this is the first draft of his play because he want…

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Review: Mountain Language | One for the Road | The New World Order, Milton Court Studio Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama presents an abstract trio of Pinter, taking scenes from Harold Pinter’s One for the Road, The New World Order and Mountain Language and bringing…

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Review: Big Brother Blitzkrieg, King’s Head Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

What if Adolf Hilter were a contestant in the Big Brother house? What if his outspoken manner and aggressive insanity made him popular with the viewing public? What if he won? These are the …

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Review: African Gothic, Park Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

Two people, an unshaved male, dirty and unkempt, along with a young woman in a similarly dishevelled manner, embrace one other on a grimy and stained matress. I initially surmised the pair t…

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Review: Sigurd The Dragon Slayer, Tabard Theatre by Lydia Lakemoore

The Tabard Theatre is a wonderfully intimate and welcoming space and Sigurd The Dragon Slayer is a fitting choice for their festive production. Aimed at children from pre- to junior school, …

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