Armed with a Quicksilver backpack he’s owned since school and a pair of white briefs from Selfridges (because in his line of work… “A nice arse his everything”), Tyler Everett (Dan Ireland-Reeves) is doing well for himself as a London Rent Boy. He understands that “Saturday nights are lonely nights” and his schedule is fully booked with clients all over London.
IMAGINE the most life affirming modern jukebox musical the West End has even seen; opulent sets and decadent costumes; extravagant dance routines; dramatic key changes… IMAGINE 12 Olivier Awards and a 5-star Guardian review… IMAGINE 2019’s Hamilton!!!
When I was looking through the reviewing opportunities available to me this month, I was ecstatic to see one name jump out above all the others, Avenue Q! I mean, what more could you possibly want from a show than what is effectively the X-rated muppets. And I have to say, this current production is one of the best that I have seen of this show.
Will (Will Jackson) has accidentally stolen 300 2nd class stamps. Rather than take them back to the Post Office, he decides he’s going to make the theft count by writing letters to everyone he knows and some to those he doesn’t including to his first love, his best friend, his housemate, Cadburys, John Lewis and the Blood Transfusion Service.
Unlike a trip to any other beauty salon, Pamela’s Palace guarantees a night of total hilarity. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, this interactive comedy tells the bitter-sweet story of three very different women in exploration of vulnerability, friendship and an ever-changing society.
The female form is a funny thing. It twists, it splits, it kinks, bends and moulds and yet still it looks elegant, even when cavorted and warped out of shape. And it hadn’t occurred to me before tonight, how it also smiles. The female form, when performing, has to look heavenly.
Twenty-one years ago Notre Dame De Paris premiered at the Palais des Congres, Paris. In 2000-2001, the show moved to London with a run of 600 performances, before continuing around the world performing in 23 countries and translated into 9 languages. Almost two decades later, Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante’s show based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel is back in London for its French revival.
Debuting at The White Bear this January, Umbra Theatre premier their eccentric new production ‘The Empire Has Fallen’. Set after a nation has been freed from dystopian dictatorship, this curiously dark comedy examines whether a tyrannised nation can be reshaped to embrace democracy.
Gur Arie Piepskovitz is an actor, director and artist whose work blurs the boundaries between theatre, performance art and cabaret by using meta-theatrical elements such as self-irony, role playing and intertwining narratives. His work has been showcased in Greece, at Edinburgh Fringe and now Camden People’s Theatre.
Imagine, if you will, the year being 1939, the eve of World War Two. Two young ornithologists have been ordered by ‘the Ministry’ to conduct a study of the bird population on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. For this study they must spend four weeks on an isolated island, 40 miles away from the nearest inhabited island, with no radio and no boat. They have only each other for company, and the island’s leaseholder and his niece.
Completing its off-west end tour at the Tristan Bates this January, AISHA is a hard-hitting one woman show about the crushing impact of child marriage. Composed by promising playwright AJ, this poignant debut play has been produced by emerging Theatre Company AILIA. Compelling and relevant, this play provides an authentic glimpse into the daily horrors of a child bride kept as a housebound servant and sex slave.
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