Home » Tag Archives: Trafalgar Studios (page 4)

Tag Archives: Trafalgar Studios

Bash: latterday plays, Trafalgar Studios – Review

Pros: Haunting and impacting with powerful and nuanced performances Cons: Maybe a little too dark; if you’re looking for a light evening of entertainment, Neil Labute is not your man. Actually three one-act plays presented in succession, Bash: latterday plays are connected by one horrific deed committed by each set of character(s). Every self-contained act presents completely disparate stories and personalities (though all characters are some-what unhinged), all divulging the same grisly plot point. The first monologue introduces a traveling ...

Read More »

The Pride, Trafalgar Studios

by Alexi Kaye Campbell Directed by Jamie Lloyd ★★★ Pros: The acting is very strong, and there is a nice balance between drama and humour. Cons: With the exception of one scene, there is little action or movement on stage. Also, the set is not particularly inspiring. Our Verdict: This thought-provoking play accurately captures the past and the present, in terms of male sexual identity. The performances are honest, and there is great character development.   Courtesy of Ambassador Theatre ...

Read More »

Win tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong! – Closed

Good news theatre fans: we’re giving away yet another set of free tickets! We’ve teamed up with Mischief Theatre to give you a chance to win two tickets to see their fantastic production The Play That Goes Wrong at the Trafalgar Studios, London. A couple of facts for you to bear in mind about this: 1. We reviewed this show when it was first performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre, and it met with our approval! A cracking ★★★★ show! Read the ...

Read More »

Happy New, Trafalgar Studios

Brendan Cowell Directed by Robert Shaw ★★★ Pros: This play has it all: comedy, drama, ups and downs. It will have you laughing at one moment and in tears the next. It is impossible to be bored. Cons: It takes a while to really understand the whys and hows of the characters. Until the pieces fall into place it feels a bit hard to let the play sink in.  Our Verdict: A completely different theatrical experience with multiple innovative elements. ...

Read More »

Mydidae, Trafalgar Studios

Jack Thorne Directed by Vicky Jones ★★★★ Pros: An insightful, funny and real look at a couple’s relationship and intimacy. Brilliantly honest performances from the two actors. Cons: The darker aspects of the relationship were less convincing. In particular, the action two-thirds of the way through and the characters’ reactions to it felt misjudged. Our Verdict: A play that went from moments of genius to moments that didn’t really work, but I’m still thinking about it. Credit: Simon Annand Before coming to ...

Read More »

Yes, Prime Minister, Trafalgar Studios

everything theatre originally reviewed this production at the Trafalgar Studios. It is currently on a national tour until June 2013: http://www.yesprimeminister.co.uk/tour-dates/Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn Directed by Jonathan Lynn ★★★ Pros: A very witty script and a batch of good performances. Cons: Lacks that special something that allows you to really engage with it. Our Verdict: It’s an enjoyable evening, but it left me with a slight feeling of anti-climax and disappointment. It’s a brave decision to revive a classic, especially ...

Read More »