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Comedy

No need for explanations here, but if you need a laugh then this is the category for you! You’ll find reviews of all the shows that have had us rolling in the aisles on this page.

Ugly Chief, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Hugo Glendinnin

Pros: You’ll laugh so hard your sides will hurt. Cons: Your sides will hurt. Victoria Melody has trained as a police officer, a championship dog handler and a pigeon racer (who knew that was a thing?) for her performances. Her latest showing, Ugly Chief, came from a time when her Dad, Mike Melody, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given less than five years to live. Those of you with a love for daytime TV (should you care to ...

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On the Piste, Jack Studio Theatre – Review

Credit: The Upcoming

Pros: Truly enjoyable performances all round of a simple, but inviting story Cons: Slight lack of energy within the second half as the storyline changes Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley never fails to present exciting work. Coming to the Jack, you are guaranteed to have a warm reception and a nice night out, so John Godber’s On the Piste was a fantastic reason to enjoy another evening there. There are always a lot of expectations when the intro states ‘Olivier ...

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Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead, Soho Theatre – Review

credit: Show and Tell

Pros: A multi-layered concept, deftly handled by Morpurgo, who has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. Cons: Audience participation elements might deter some theatregoers. Also, the Soho Theatre’s side-view seating makes it easy to miss some of the jokes. Have you ever sat through a highbrow 9-hour vanity project based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, followed by a post-show Q&A? Nope, neither have I, but Joseph Morpurgo’s Hammerhead takes that concept and runs with it, imagining a ...

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