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July 17, 2018 Susan Elkin

Me and My Girl (Susan Elkin reviews)

Chichester Festival Theatre It was one those ovation-for-the-understudy nights. Earlier in the day Matt Lucas, due to play Bill Snibson, had seen...

July 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

Special Measures (Susan Elkin reviews)

Theatretrain – Special Measures – Sadlers Wells Theatre Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Styling itself “the company that loves to...

July 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ring of Envy (Susan Elkin reviews)

Intermission Youth Theatre, St Saviour’s Church, Knightsbridge This is a pacey, engaging version of Othello for now. Darren Raymond’s version, developed from workshops with...

July 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

Richard III (Nicola Klein reviews)

Shakespeare at the George It is a great credit to director Lynne Livingstone and her imaginatively managed, accomplished cast of 21 that...

July 4, 2018 Susan Elkin

The Winter’s Tale (Susan Elkin reviews)

Shakespeare’s Globe Shakespeare’s wistful, whimsical late plays (The Tempest and Cymbeline too) are pretty wordy and need pacing carefully if they’re to work dramatically. We’re...

June 22, 2018 Susan Elkin

Betty Blue Eyes (Susan Elkin reviews)

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Betty Blue Eyes was performed by Trinity Laban Musical Theatre students at Stratford Circus, London. Star rating: three stars ★...