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Reviewing is at the heart of what we do. Here you’ll find all the reviews that our wonderful team of reviewers have written. On average we review around 15 productions all over the capital every week, so there should always be something that takes your fancy!

Lobster, Theatre 503 – Review

Credit: Ali Wright

Pros: Very entertaining comedy with excellent performances from Louise Beresford and Alexandra Reynolds. Cons: Could have further developed the theme of issues faced by women and lesbian couples in today’s Britain. The world is your oyster, or so they say. For J (Alexandra Reynolds) and K (Louise Beresford) though, the world is more like a lobster: hard on the outside but with soft bits on the inside too. After breaking up, J and K bump into each other at a friend’s party. From ...

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The Crystal Egg Live, The Vaults – Review

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Pros: The set and the performance of Carolina Main as Anna-Jacoby. Cons: At times it dragged a bit and needed to be about 15 minutes shorter. Written in 1897, H G Wells’ vision of constantly being watched resonates still, especially when one has walked to The Vaults past the many CCTV cameras in and around Waterloo Station. This may well have been the original story about an object taking over someone’s personality, but as the concept has been used many times since it is not as novel as ...

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Into the Numbers, Finborough Theatre – Review

Credit: Scott Rylander

Pros: Whilst Elizabeth Chan and Timothy Knightley head the cast, Amy Molloy’s portrayal of Minnie Vautrin, a missionary in Nanking, is a show stealer. Cons: Besides the bleakness of the topic, at times the show can be a little muddled and it’s hard to follow what writer Chistophen Chen is aiming for with some scenes. Into the Numbers is a brave play. It takes not one but two horrific events and ties them together, trying to comprehend both, whilst making it clear ...

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Slava’s Snow Show, Royal Festival Hall – Review

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Pros: You’re unlikely to see anything quite like this anywhere else. happily its uniquely irresistible Cons: Anyone looking for any kind of clear narrative or thematic structure will be left bewildered, and probably pretty disappointed Standing in the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall, dodging the massive inflatable balls being hurled around by the audience, I began to wonder what the hell was going on. It was 9pm on a cold December evening, I was playing an elaborate game of ...

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