Monthly Archives: March 2015

Measure for Measure & Merchant of Venice @ The Bread and Roses Theatre Review

Aequitas Theatre Company takes on a Shakespearean double bill: Measure for Measure and Merchant of Venice, the latter being directed both by the creator of the company Rachael Bellis and director Sophia Start. At the core of this company there is a resolution to cast actors based alone on their performing ability and not their appearance – ‘You that choose not by the view’. This comes across entirely as actresses play male characters and vice-versa and young actors play older characters and I must say it is quite refreshing to see such bold decisions on casting, though for the audience it can be quite puzzling at first.


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LISTINGS – MONDAY 30th March – SUNDAY 5th April 2015

For your round up of the latest shows in London this week!



Game – 23rd Feb – 4th Apr


Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre – 11th Mar – 2nd Apr

Abyss – 1st Apr – 25th Apr

Bush Theatre

The Royale – 30th Mar – 18th Apr

The Cockpit Theatre

Macbeth – 1st Apr – 2nd Apr

Donmar Warehouse

Closer – 12th Feb – 4th Apr

Etcetera Theatre

Bob and Jim – 1st Apr

Colin Leggo – Leggoland – 2nd Apr

Fringe 24 – 4th April

Finborough Theatre

Princess Ida – 24th Mar – 18th Apr

Our American Cousin – 29/30/31st Mar & 5/6/7/12/13/14 Apr

Greenwich Theatre

Yeh Shen – 31st Mar

Adventures with Sam: On The Farm – 3rd Apr

Adventures with Sam: In Outer Space – 4th Apr

Hampstead Theatre

Stevie – 6th Mar – 18th Apr

Jack Studio Theatre

Creditors – 24th Mar – 11th Apr

Jermyn Street Theatre

The Heart of Things – Until 4th Apr

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre

All in the Timing – 31st Mar – 2nd May

Menier Chocolate Factory

Buyer and Cellar – 12th Mar – 2nd May

Mountview Theatre

A Level Playing Field – 26/28/30 Mar & 1/16th Apr

Dasiy Pulls it Off – 25/27/28/31 Mar & 2nd Apr

National Theatre

Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Until 5th Mar

Treasure Island – 8th Apr

Dara – Until 4th Apr

Rules for Living – Until 8th Jul

Man and Superman – Until 17th May

New Diorama Theatre

Shooting with Light – 24th Mar – 11th Apr

Godless Monsters – 29th – 30th Mar

Old Red Lion Theatre

Mugs Arrows – 1st – 3rd Apr

Orange Tree Theatre

Play Mas – 11th Mar – 11th Apr

Rosemary Branch Theatre

Pride and Prejudice – 10th Mar – 4th Apr

Sadler’s Wells

Scottish Ballet – 31st Mar – 2nd Apr

English National Ballet & English National Ballet School – 2nd-12th Apr

Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend – 3rd Apr – 4th Apr

Mardi Gras – 5th – 6th April

St. James Theatre

The Three Lions – 24th Mar – 2nd May

Space Arts Centre

Veron God Little – 24th Mar – 11th Apr

Tabard Theatre

Playmakers Festival – 30th Mar – 4th Apr

This is My Friend Mr Laurel – 5th Apr

Theatre 503

Wink – 10th Mar – 4th Apr

Union Theatre 

Spend Spend Spend – 25th Mar – 18th Apr

White Bear Theatre

Tomorrow – 31 Mar – 11 Apr

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Creditors @ The Brockley Jack Theatre Review

Creditors, originally by Strindberg, is now rewritten by Neil Smith for a first run at the Brockley Jack Studios. Unfamiliar with Strindberg’s plot in the first place I am uncertain of how much has changed to adapt the modern times, though there are a few obvious references to today’s world.


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Rules of Living @ The National Theatre (Dorfman) Review

Have you ever been to a family Christmas where you feel like the only person who’s noticed that everyone else in the room is completely insane? Well that’s what we all tumbled into on a rainy Tuesday evening at the Dorfman for Sam Holcroft‘s Rules for Living, Nicholas Hytner‘s final hurrah at the helm of the National. 
Rules for Living

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For your round up of the latest shows in London this week!

The Royale

The Royale @ The Bush Theatre

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These Trees are Made of Blood @ The Southwark Playhouse Review

It is safe to say that the production of These Trees are Made of Blood has surprised me in many ways. A very heavy story opens in a quite boisterous way as we find ourselves in the middle of Coup Coup Cabaret – an entrancing and welcoming set that places the audience in the middle and amongst the performers. This play is a carefully constructed piece of theatre and Amy Draper takes on bold and powerful choices with Paul Jenkins‘ formidable play text.

These Trees are Made of Blood

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Hiraeth @ Soho Theatre Review

Hiraeth is the Welsh word for longing – a deep yearning of a place or a time – and the perfect title for this performance created by a Welsh non-actress, theatre designer Buddug James Jones and her actor friend Max Mackintosh along with director Jesse Briton. It tells the story of James Jones and her leaving Wales to come to London – her desire to break free and see the world.

Hiraeth 9, Ed Fringe 2014, courtesy Jorge Lizalde

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The Pursuit Of Now @ Sadler‘s Well

The Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts returns to London, showcasing some of the country’s finest exports. At Sadler‘s Wells that means uniting Azerbaijani pianist Shahin Novrasli with English dancer Akram Khan for a night of jazz and dancing. Each evening Khan is accompanied by a different set of collaborators for improvised dances set to Novrasli‘s jazz.

BUTA Festival

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From the 18th April to 28th June Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre‘s production of The Paper Dolls will be playing at the Little Angel Theatre. The play is based upon the book by Julia Donaldson, follows the story of a little girl who makes herself a string of paper dolls. They then go on to have magical and exciting adventures together!

The Paper Dolls

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Listings: Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd March 2015

For your round up of the latest shows in London this week!

Harajuku Girls

Harajuku Girls @ the Finborough Theatre

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