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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!

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jack Studio Theatre – Review

Credit: Tim Stubbs Hughes

Pros: Side-splitting comedy with a spine-tingling twist: thrilling. Cons: Some scenes seemed to suffer from a lack of rehearsal. As a big Sherlock Holmes fan I headed to the Jack Studio Theatre with great enthusiasm, to find out that I was in for a treat. This production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, in fact, is not only the gripping account of an uncanny murder and its unravelling by the astute detective. It is also the exhilarating behind the scenes ...

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Potted Panto, Garrick Theatre – Review

Credit: Geraint Lewis

Pros: It’s funny, clever and there’s something for everyone. Your children will be uncontrollably giddy upon exit. Cons:  Jaw ache from laughing (and your children will be uncontrollably giddy upon exit). It’s safe to say that my seven-year-old and I are now thoroughly in the festive spirit after enjoying this frantic and funny, 80-minute performance, celebrating the beloved art of pantomime.  Potted Panto is back for the Yuletide season and no tradition, innuendo (safely floating over the heads of the little ...

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Dr. Angelus, Finborough Theatre – Review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: Wonderful acting from a talented cast. Cons: The script slows a little towards a slightly disappointing end. Do you trust your doctor? Perhaps not if they go by the name of Dr. Angelus. The protagonist of James Bridie’s play seems like a charismatic, if slightly eccentric, general practitioner. But this psychological thriller is a story of manipulation, where all is not quite as it seems. Set in Glasgow in 1920, the enigmatic Dr. Angelus has hired a new partner, ...

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