Theatre archive

In 2017 I started a comprehensive theatre blog, reviewing everything I see rather than only the shows I have been commissioned to write about. All tickets are paid for, unless stated otherwise.

The Shape of the Pain by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe – Summerhall, Edinburgh

3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William Macrae by Andy Paterson – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Blackcatfishmusketeer by Malaprop Theatre

No Show dir by Ellie Dubois – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Odyssey by George Mann and Nir Paldi – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Stand By by Adam Macnamara – Army @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

Flesh and Bone by Ellliot Warren – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Eggistentialism by Joanne Ryan – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Adam by Frances Poet – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Q&Q by Liwaa Yazji – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Tibaldus – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Get A Round by Eggs Collective – Summerhall, Edinburgh

A Girl With A Gun by Louise Orwin – Summerhall, Edinburgh

The Believers Are But Brothers by Javaad Alipoor – Summerhall, Northern Stage

Camille O’Sullivan – Where Are We Now, Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh

Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective – Summerhall at King’s Hall, Edinburgh

Power Ballad by Julia Croft – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Box Clever by Monsay Whitney – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Road by Jim Cartwright, Royal Court Theatre, London

Mosquitoes by Lucy Kirkwood – Dorfman, National Theatre

The Tempest by William Shakespeare – Barbican Theatre

 

Ink by James Graham – Almeida Theatre

Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht – Young Vic

Common by DC Moore – Olivier, National Theatre

Cosmic Trigger by Daisy Campbell – Cockpit Theatre

Here She Comes by SJ Brady – The Gallery on the Corner

The Treatment by Martin Crimp – Almeida Theatre

The Cardinal by James Shirley – Southwark Playhouse

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare – Stratford-upon-Avon

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare – Young Vic

Hamlet by William Shakespeare – Almeida Theatre

How (Not) to Live in Suburbia by Annie Siddons – Soho Theatre

Flew the Coop by Lost Watch Theatre – New Diorama Theatre

Arlington by Enda Walsh – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Art by Yasmin Reza – Old Vic Theatre

The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky – Arcola Theatre

Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare – Theatre Royal Haymarket

2016

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Globe’s ‘Loud’ and ‘Naughty’ Artistic Director Forced to Leave

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Dea, Edward Bond – Secombe Theatre, Sutton

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The Joke, Will Adamson with Brian Logan and Lloyd Hutchinson – Camden People’s Theatre, London NW1

2015

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A Cool Million, Nathanael West – Brockley Jack Theatre, London SE4

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The Heresy of Love, Helen Edmundson – Shakespeare’s Globe, London SE1

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Miss Julie, August Strindberg – Bread and Roses Theatre, London SW4

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The Notebook, Forced Entertainment – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

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Radiant Vermin, Philip Ridley – Soho Theatre, London W1

2014

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The Believers, Bryony Lavery – Tricycle Theatre, London NW6

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Don Gil of the Green Breeches, Tirso de Molina – Arcola Theatre, London E8

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In Lambeth, Jack Shepherd – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1

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The Last Days of Limehouse, Jeremy Tiang – Limehouse Town Hall, London E14

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My Perfect Mind, Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge – Young Vic, London SE1

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Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby, Samuel Becket – Royal Court Theatre, London SW1

2013

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4000 Miles, Amy Herzog – Print Room, London W11

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Gibraltar, Alastair Brett and Siân Evans – Arcola Theatre, London E8

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The Good Neighbour, Sarah Golding & Ruth Dudman – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

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Gruesome Playground Injuries, Rajiv Joseph – Gate Theatre, London W11

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Josephine and I, Cush Jumbo – Bush Theatre, London W12

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The Last March, tinder – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1

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Lizzie Siddal, Jeremy Green – Arcola Theatre, London E8

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Moth, Declan Greene – Bush Theatre, London W12

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Routes, Rachel De-lahay – Royal Court Theatre, London SW1

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Sandpits Avenue, Yasmin Blake / League of St. George, Georgia Bliss – Hope Theatre, London N1

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Three Birds, Janice Okoh – Bush Theatre, London W12

2012

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The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, 1927 – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

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Brand New Ancients, Katie Tempest – Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

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Chewing Gum Dreams, Michaela Coel / Chapel Street, Luke Barnes – Bush Theatre, London W12

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Count Oederland, Max Frisch – Arcola Theatre, London E8

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Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe – The Pleasance Theatre, London N7

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Murder on the Nile, Agatha Christie – New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

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A Respectable Wedding, Bertolt Brecht / Bud, Nick Darke – Waterloo East Theatre, London SE1

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Three Kingdoms, Simon Stephens – Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

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Trial of Ubu, Simon Stephens – Hampstead Theatre, London NW2

2011

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Bluebird, Simon Stephens – The Courtyard Theatre, London N1

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Richard III, William Shakespeare – Hampstead Theatre, London NW2

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Street Scene, Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes – Young Vic, London SE1

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Tender Napalm, Philip Ridley – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1

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this is where we got to when you came in, non zero one – Bush Theatre, London W12

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Woman Bomb, Ivana Sajko – Tristan Bates Theatre, London WC2

2010

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Cardenio,William Shakespeare & John Fletcher – Warehouse Theatre, Croydon

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Lingua Franca by Peter Nichols – Finborough Theatre

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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire,Caryl Churchill – Arcola Theatre, London E8

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Limehouse Nights, James Yeatman – Limehouse Town Hall, London E14

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The Man With the Flower in his Mouth, Luigi Pirandello – The London Particular, London SE14

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Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley – Southwark Playhouse, London SE1