Review: Ghosts

The English Touring Theatre is preparing themselves for an explosive year in 2014, and to celebrate their 21st birthday, they’re hoping to stage 21 productions throughout the year. That doesn’t mean that any of their performances this year have been left by the wayside however. They are currently sweeping the country with Stephen Unwin’s translation … More Review: Ghosts

Review: The Island

Bringing together true stories from inmates of Robben Island, the infamous prison that held Nelson Mandela from 1962-1982, Alex Brown directs the poignantly simple The Island. Two inmates, Winston and John (Jimmy Akingbola and Daniel Poyser respectively), reminisce about life outside, the tortuous tasks they’re given for the amusements of the guards, and the hope … More Review: The Island

Review: Roots

Arnold Wesker’s Roots depicts the return of Beatrice ‘Beatie’ Bryant to her family home in Norfolk, following several years of her chasing her man Ronnie around London. To her dismay, the family has remained largely as it was left – stuck in its country ways, still concerned solely by the weather and the bus timings. … More Review: Roots

Review: STOMP

I’ve no doubt all of us have at one time or another (most likely over a decade ago) banged pots and pans with wooden spoons, much to the disdain of our parents who gritted their teeth and remarked on how skilled a musician you were. Most of us then grew up, realised that’s not the … More Review: STOMP

Review: Quizoola!

It’s half-past eleven at night and I’m sat on the tube heading into London. I’m not dressed in heels and a skirt – in fact, I’m wearing the comfiest clothes I own, and my large handbag is filled with water, chewing gum, comfy socks, and flapjacks. I’m on my way to the Barbican for a … More Review: Quizoola!

Review: Swan Lake

I’m not a dancer. I know little about the technicality of dance and what can be deemed ‘good’ or ‘bad. I can, however, express my appreciation for a show, the form of people moving across a stage, and the impression I’m left with upon leaving the theatre. The Moscow City Ballet have just left Guildford … More Review: Swan Lake