✭✭✭✭✩ Weighty drama:
Darkness and light are so intertwined, it is impossible to have one without the other. In SO’s Il Trovatore, love, hope and light burn even stronger when through the darker elements of humanity.
Guest review by Charlie Tonner:
Bounce is different because it’s in a Bouncy Castle. I have never seen a show where you can bounce. I liked being able to jump.
✭✭✭✭✩ Paper cut:
Unfolded and pressed out flat for its audience to see, Faux Theatre’s Torn is an intriguing glimpse at how repressed memories both haunt and return to us.
Two excellent central performances dominate The King’s Speech. The rest of the production, while always involving, does not quite hit the same heights.
✭✭✭✩✩ Cheeky swagger:
One of the most charming things about an Encore production is that you can always consider yourself part of the family. And their take on Lionel Bart’s Oliver! at the Brunton is as cheeky and cheerful as you would expect, while still managing to deliver a menacing undertone.
✭✭✭✭✩ A bigger splash:
Diving into a world she makes so real that you can’t tell where her story ends and reality begins, Alice Mary Cooper tells the tale of Elizabeth Moncello – creator of the Butterfly stroke.
✭✭✭✩✩ Luft for life:
When you’re Lorna Luft, the shadow of Judy Garland is inescapable. The Hollywood legend introduced her daughter to the world in a touching segment on her TV show, singing a new song, Lorna, to her. And now she’s singing back with a 20-date tribute to her mother.
✭✭✭✩✩ There will be blood:
Bloody, nasty and noisy, the Grads’s production of Titus Andronicus at the Assembly Roxy has all of the ingredients of a memorable shocker but it is let down by some confused moments and a surprising politeness.
✭✭✭✭✩ Never Never stop laughing:
To die, that would be an awfully big adventure. So said Peter Pan, but he might have been talking about mounting an ambitious Christmas show when you’re a bunch of hapless students.
✭✭✭✭✭ Perfect equation:
Visually slick and intellectually enthralling, the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, captures your imagination and simply doesn’t let got. Not during the show, and not afterwards.