Daniella Harrison

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Reviews (23)
The Prince (London)
Elephant and Castle
WhatsOnStage

"...'The Prince' is an entertaining and smart take on a history play. Not merely an adaptation, it is a bold, new and thought-provoking piece of writing." Full Review

WhatsOnStage

It's so wonderful to see this much-loved musical have its moment after such a long wait – let's hope it continues to raise a little hell in the West End for longer than its scheduled run. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

The play examines the highs and lows of love and marriage, as well as the choices women face concerning it, in a lively and vibrant production full of surprises. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

As a musical, Saturday Night Fever is confused. It is unsure whether it wants its characters to sing the fantastic disco tunes or just be soundtracked by them, so has a mixture...For a show which should be known for its high energy dance numbers, sadly Bill Deamer's choreography is unimaginative and repetitive. Full Review

Rice
Richmond
WhatsOnStage

Mother-daughter struggles, relationships, a sense of purpose in career, capitalism and how global majority women are treated are all explored. It's certainly interesting, with the two actors playing the whole company of the characters, but it feels as though there are too many threads. Full Review

Big Big Sky
Hampstead
WhatsOnStage

Wells' writing is superb, delicately balancing humour and sensitive moments like holding a baby bird in the palm of your hand. Director Tessa Walker ... builds fluidity into the piece, while never being afraid to indulge quiet moments. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

In short, this play is pure dynamite. I'd even say it'll be one we are going to look back on and say was a defining moment in theatre. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

Despite some dramatic moments peeking through, the effect of this stylised production leads to an ending peppered with stifled laughter... This production is most definitely style over substance...' Full Review

WhatsOnStage

It seems to always be on the verge of something interesting – suggestive but incohesive...despite the gorgeous-looking set and promises of a theatrical experiment, this Shrew is all bark and no bite.' Full Review

#WeAreArrested
Dalston
WhatsOnStage

A politically-charged hour of storytelling...At a gripping, rapid 75 minutes, #WeAreArrested is an urgent piece of theatre which asks us to scrutinise what we know is true, and how we can fight to keep it so.' Full Review

WhatsOnStage

Though well-directed and with a fine cast, the tragedy of this production of The Glass Menagerie is that it is a missed opportunity. The casting should give the play something very new to say, but here it doesn't.' Full Review

Richard II
Bankside
WhatsOnStage

This production of Richard II is not only stylish and fiercely performed, but it is a necessary staging; a masterclass in how to reclaim the often-feared Shakespeare. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

"If you're a fan of satire, this is an enjoyable enough musical... This show won't be for everyone, but for those who like their musicals with a bit of bite or want to relive the era of the paps then this may tick all the boxes." Full Review

WhatsOnStage

A fun evening of Shakespearean spectacle (though if you don't know the story it may be a little hard to follow in this production), Wildcard have done an excellent job of making this classic tale thoroughly entertaining. Full Review

Uncanny Valley
Clapham
WhatsOnStage

It's certainly a cool concept, but after the initial excitement and intrigue of seeing this robot on stage, there isn't really anywhere else to go with it. The content of the lecture is intriguing, but coupled with a dark and warm space, isn't stimulating enough for the full hour. Full Review

Cratchit
Finsbury Park
WhatsOnStage

However, it could do with a little refinement and tightening. Where A Christmas Carol is remembered for its warm, joyous and redemptive ending, this one left me out in the cold. Full Review

Boys Cry
Hammersmith
WhatsOnStage

Though perhaps this isn't a story which is fully realised yet, it is certainly a piece which ... adds to important conversations around male mental health and toxic masculinity. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

This is a gorgeous celebration of what it's like to grow up queer with a supportive family – something that needs to be seen more on stage. It will have you laugh, shed a tear and make you remember the magic that once took place in your childhood living room. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

for a previous production I'm shocked to find this is Trigg's first full-length play as it is so well-written and explores some really big topics while still being thoroughly entertaining. A hilarious, honest and heartwarming play which demands an audience. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

Billed as a tragicomedy, there are certainly plenty of laughs in Shepherd's play, but it sadly doesn't feel complete enough to be tragic...Steed's Elvira is certainly the most engaging character in the show.' Full Review

WhatsOnStage

The overall soundscape is so beautiful...Perhaps the largest flaw is that despite a strong ensemble cast it's difficult to fully connect with any one story. Full Review

The Illusionists
West End
WhatsOnStage

This variety of performance is both the strength and weakness of the show. On the one hand it's great to see such a range of tricks, but on the other it makes it difficult for the audience to know how to react. Full Review

WhatsOnStage

for a previous production ...Captain Corelli's Mandolin would satisfy any desire for watching epic stories on a smaller scale. But ultimately, this adaptation doesn't bring anything new to a story told many times before. Full Review