Production

  • Play  -Skin in the Game 
  • Venue: Old Red Lion 
  • Rating: 5

Overview

  • Amazing debut play by the lovely Paul Westwood 
  • Quick witted and gritty 
  • Set a bit functional 
  • Gripped by story
  • i read the press - which was 2, 3 and 4 -  it does have a few inconsistencies and the beginning was a bit forced, Also you have to buy into a fake dead body , but as a debut - it’s not  half bad .

Standout Cast /Creative

  • Great to see a good new full length play 

 

Production

  • Opera - Billy Budd
  • Venue: ROH
  • Rating: 5

Overview

  • Amazing staging
  • Good libretto by EM Forster
  • Beautifully sung/ orchestra great
  • Directed like a play

Standout Cast /Creative

  • Director/ D Warner
  • Billy Budd's aria 

 

Production

  • Play - Peter Gynt 
  • Venue - NT
  • Rating - 2

Overview

  • Lead engaging /good
  • script nice /flowing  
  • production lost on stage/
  • felt sub standard /suit London fringe
  • Shame- had potential ..

Standout

  • Actor :James McArdle
  • Adapted text : David Hare

Production

  • Play - Anna
  • Venue NT
  • Rating 3

 

Overview

  • Unusual concept - worth viewing in it's own right
  • Beautifully crafted
  • Rather unbelievable 

Standout creative /cast

  • Designer 
  • Concept 

 

 

Production

  • Production - Jelly Fish 
  • Venue - NT 
  • Rating 4 

Overview

  • Charming . Humble and unfussy
  • very well cast and acted 
  • I didn’t much like the scene changes -
  • but that’s just me - no one else will mind

Standout Cast/Creative

  • All 4 actors
  • Lighting was interesting 
  • https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/jellyfish

Production

  • Ballet - International Draft  Works
  • Venue Linbury /ROH
  • Rating 4 

overview

  • Exceptional standard
  • interesting snapshot of around the world

Standout Cast /Creative

  • second piece
  • must look up which country tbc