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October 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

9 to 5: The Musical

This is a strange show which never seems quite to decide what it’s meant to be. Based on a movie, it is...

October 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

Jekyll and Hyde (Susan Elkin reviews)

Evan Placey’s fascinating ‘version’ of the familiar Jekyll and Hyde is much more a topical. intelligent, thoughtful, feminist take on Robert Lewis Stevenson’s novella...

October 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

Othello (Susan Elkin reviews)

This version of Othello takes us to a thuggish world of gang warfare, ruthless competing for girls and a great deal of violence with...

October 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

Grease (Susan Elkin reviews)

Grease is such an iconic show that the audience tends to arrive already drunk with endorphins even before the band plays the first...

October 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

Anything That Flies (Susan Elkin reviews)

Judith Burnley’s stunningly well written, new two-hander play has more layers than an apfelstrudel. It’s 1991. The Berlin Wall has just come...

October 9, 2017 Susan Elkin

Twist (Susan Elkin reviews)

Chino Odimba’s neat twist on Oliver Twist makes the point that the exploitation of boys like Oliver by criminals in Dickens’s novel...

October 5, 2017 Susan Elkin

The Norman Conquests (Susan Elkin reviews)

Table Manners, Living Together, Round and Round the Garden Jonathan Broadbent leaps around the stage demonstrating that chess isn’t a sensible game...

October 5, 2017 Susan Elkin

King Lear (Susan Elkin reviews)

Rarely have I felt so elatedly moved and shell shocked at the end of a performance as I did when Jonathan Mumby’s...

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