Theatre Bee (UK)

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Reviews (16)
Britannicus (London)
Hammersmith
Theatre Bee (UK)

Timberlake Wertenbaker’s approach to tackling this beast is compelling. An appealing modern take on a beloved classic, play explores the complex interplay between power and fear. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

That Is Not Who I Am delightfully subverts theatre tradition as it blends lockdown-induced isolation, soul-crushing poverty, ever-increasing paranoia of surveillance, deep mistrust in the state, and two people fond of conspiracy theories in general. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

Talented actors could not rescue a plot that lacked complexity and depth, leaving the audience with nothing of value beyond the most clichéd arguments against marriage. At best a touch-and-go exploration of its characters, the play is neither thought-provoking nor emotionally evocative. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

Cabaret’s beauty comes from implications and insinuations, undertones and overtones, rather than what is stated explicitly. Beautiful, although it can go too far – sometimes you must force yourself to see how the emcee's facial expressions, gesticulations and lyrics are a narrative about an evolving society. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

A thorough investigation into Godse's childhood and formative years evolves into an increasingly murky, touch-and-go exploration of later years. Topical, thought-provoking, but historically incomplete and lacking ambition. Full Review

Oklahoma! (London)
Southwark
Theatre Bee (UK)

The Young Vic’s Oklahoma! if the kind of show you watch after you’ve seen a more traditional, properly staged full version and fallen in love with it. It is a hard sell to anyone who does not have memory to fill in for all the missing elements of this extremely bare-bones production. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

The musical has a feel-good appeal; it’s the kind to watch when you’re looking for a nice endearing character to love and root for. The music is lovely, as are the props and setting. However, once you get used to the humour, things started to get a bit predictable. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

Fiennes delivers a poignant performance, pulling off the nuances of his character's speech, expressions, stance, gesticulations, movement, everything with flair. I felt immersed in a fast-paced and intense biography, and couldn’t help but feel moved by the man’s vision and sheer sense of possibility. Full Review

Jitney (London)
Southwark
Theatre Bee (UK)

Masterfully directed, with Ebonics at its core mellifluously rendered by an excellent cast, Jitney is a bold and beautifully evocative performance that gives you a copious fix of what it means to be a human. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

Despite spectacular acting, the play's whole is smaller than the sum of its parts. For a memory play, it projects concrete realism instead of fluid impressionism. The glass structure housing the menagerie is a puzzlingly large presence on the stage and seems to frequently get in the way. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

The play lacked the quintessential ghost story terror: those seconds that feel like minutes, when you look about a spooky room waiting for a hidden monster to pop up and scare the living daylights out of you. The scary elements were crude and could use refinement, and the plot itself could be more watertight. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

The play has a lot going on - parent-son issues, brother-sister drama, Tory-Labour conflict, morbidity and death, ghosts from the past, walking dead, what have you. But real life is just as messy. Things don't need to come to a logical, neatly tied-up conclusion, and the play stays true to that spirit. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

A bold experiment with female Brutus and Cassius, Diane Page’s direction shines as the the versatile duo compellingly convey the raw struggle for power and prestige so intrinsic to their characters. The actors go a long way to compensate for an absolutely bare-bones set design. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

An absolutely electrifying show that induces child-like wonder at the state-of-the-art special effects. With endearing characters, charming music, and nostalgia-inducing jokes of bygone decades, Back to the Future's Olivier award for Best New Musical is extremely well-deserved. Full Review

Six (West End)
West End
Theatre Bee (UK)

A rather odd show. The costumes are garish, even comical. The singing is outstanding. But the stories told are not, lacking detail, substance and novelty, leading the songs to focus purely on the frivolous and facetious. Catchy music, funny jokes, but an ultimately forgettable performance. Full Review

Theatre Bee (UK)

Flawless execution, if ever there was one. Wingardium Leviosa, and objects flying. Sparks from wands. Dementors gliding right over the audience’s heads. People suspended mid-air. It’s like watching real magic. Just stunning! Full Review