Johnny Ward reviews PLAY SOMETHING at Drayton Arms Theatre in London

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  Play Something (**) The Drayton Arms Theatre is the embodiment of a London Fringe venue: a cute end-on theatre space above a gorgeous historic pub serving fantastic food and drink. Their current  show ‘Play Something’ by Paul T. Davies (also on directing duties) unfortunately doesn’t quite match up to it’s early promise. The concept … Continue reading

Jonny Ward goes to CLUEDO CLUB KILLINGS to try to work out Who Really Did It?

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Did Professor Plum kill the Reverend Green in the Ballroom with the Candlestick? No this is not the latest kinky sex scandal to hit London but rather the sort of question you might ask yourself whilst watching The Cluedo Club Killings – the latest production by the Arcola Queer Collective. Based at the Arcola Theatre in … Continue reading

Peter Harrington reviews MAURICE: a total triumph of a production

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E.M. Forster’s MAURICE  ☆☆☆☆☆ Having recently seen the wonderful BFI restored 1987 film of Maurice it seemed to me an impossible mission to view this as a play considering the time span and many different scenes and locations. How wrong – this is a stunning, inventive production, David Shields has created a very innovative set … Continue reading

Peter Harrington reviews the disappointing revival of F*cking Men

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F*cking Men ☆☆ After a series of sell-out runs in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, F*cking Men returns to the King’s Head Theatre for a strictly limited three-week run, celebrating the show’s critically acclaimed history at the venue featuring new cast members. Inspired by the classic play La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler in 1897, Tony Award-winning … Continue reading

Strictly Ballroom the Musical is adapted as a showcase for Will Young

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Strictly Ballroom is the love story between championship ballroom dancer Scott Hastings breaking all the rules to follow his heart to dance his way, losing his partner en route and Fran an awkward junior dancer who he teaches and takes through to compete in the Pan Pacific Championship but in his way and together they … Continue reading

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