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"Musical theatre is in a love affair with social media. ... The new production of '101 Dalmatians' at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre takes the same tack....it’s safe to say that it doesn’t always work." Full Review
The fundamental problem with Straight Line Crazy is that while Moses is an interesting enough man, we’re talking about roads. It’s not the most fascinating of backdrops anyway, but Hare feels determined to make the topic even harder to engage with. Full Review
The play is a triumphant take on flux and football in a fast-changing south London neighbourhood...Under the direction of the Bush Theatre’s associate artistic director Daniel Bailey, there’s barely a moment of silence, with laugh-out-loud dialogue overlapping as each boy fights to have the last say. Full Review
for a previous production It is a totally brilliant musical. [It] has the fast-paced humour of a fringe show, yet its full-length musical run time never feels like a drag. It certainly helps that the musical talent on display is exceptional. Full Review
for a previous production An hour-long cabaret-esque musical with a premise so ingenious, it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been done before, String v SPITTA is nonetheless reliant on a hefty amount of participation from its audience. Full Review
Sometimes it’s fun to go to the theatre and watch a high-camp, brightly coloured musical, but in this case the confused political slant muddles things. It’s a shame because, for sheer spectacle, you won’t get a more impressive show. Full Review
for a previous production ...Wilkin is a total sensation. Her facial expressions are the driving force behind the show, while her low and throaty laugh underscores each scene with an infectious delight. Full Review
If it all sounds confusing, that’s because it is. Thankfully, Lindsay is a more than capable anchor. From him, director Roxana Silbert cajoles a performance of unexpected fragility, pathos puncturing the fearsome gravitas. Full Review
Alistair McDowall’s latest offering is properly bold stuff. The Glow is an epic that presents the supernatural as a violent, yet often funny thing – but as soon as you think you’ve accepted what it’s about, the play shifts unrecognisably. Full Review
for a previous production But for a show that is technically slick throughout (and features an insanely impressive ensemble cast), the most thrilling moments come during the TV debates, when the archive clips are replaced with a live feed being filmed on stage. Full Review
Cheap laughs ... are woven throughout the exposition-heavy script, which darts between and rushes over certain storylines in an attempt to make the songs fit the scenes. As The Drifters and their girl, the cast work in harmony – here’s hoping they get the chance to do it again on a better-written show. Full Review
As ‘seven methods of killing kylie jenner’ proved, [Jasmine Lee-Jones] is a phenomenal writer. Monologues flow naturally off the tongue ... The supporting roles initially feel a little more stereotypical than the lead ... but become more nuanced as the plot develops. Full Review