Home » Reviews » Off West End (page 5)

Off West End

Ah, the Off West End. For those not familiar with the term, this is where the real magic of the London theatre scene happens. Great shows are born here, in pubs, in 50-seat theatres, in tunnels. Recommended for the adventurous – we can’t get enough of it, and you’ll save a quid or two as well!

Eurohouse and Palmyra, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Alex Brenner

Pros: The original and effective approach to two well known political situations. Both actors can be truly hysterical with their clownish acting. Cons: Although successful at exposing situations, there’s no real analysis and the shows don’t go into much detail on the problems. Bertrand (Bert) Lesca and Nasi Voutsas have a special chemistry. They have been working together only since 2015, yet to see them on stage you would think they had known each other since nursery school. A talented duo ...

Read More »

Twang!!, Union Theatre – Review

Credit: Anton Belmonte

Pros: Fun choreography, daft puppetry, huge energy. Cons: Heavy on smut, light on good songs. When Much the Miller’s son gets lost in Sherwood Forest, salvation comes at a price: the ragtag bunch of men who come to his rescue have a tiresome habit of breaking into song and dance. Because this is Nottingham, where life is a musical and everyone knows their lines, their steps and their place. Anyway, a few escapades later, and having won the hand of ...

Read More »