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December 17, 2017 Susan Elkin

So what makes a good pantomime?

I’ve seen more Christmas  shows than ever this year – about 25 at the last count and they range from dramatisations of...

December 10, 2017 Susan Elkin

Bookish Christmas gifts for thespy people

If you’re looking for a present, bound to make your beloved theatre person giggle all Christmas morning, then West End Producer’s shiny...

December 3, 2017 Susan Elkin

Making Shakespeare work

The world’s largest Shakespeare Festival ends this week after 292 performance nights in theatres all over the country. I refer, of course,...

November 30, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Gruffalo’s Child (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Gruffalo’s Child continues at the Lyric Theatre, London until 7 January 2018. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Show an endearing,...

November 30, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Snow Queen (Susan Elkin reviews)

The idea of four modern-ish children improvising a story is not particularly original but it works splendidly in Mike Kenny’s adapatation of The...

November 30, 2017 Susan Elkin

Go Noah Go (Susan Elkin reviews)

The flood myth is common to most cultures and John Agard, originally from Guyana, gives it strong African undertones with lots of...

November 26, 2017 Susan Elkin

No monkeying around

I have followed the success of Fourth Monkey Training Company, which launched in 2010, almost since before it was a twinkle in...

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