Anna Karenina – The Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Lesley Hart after Leo Tolstoy Directed by Polina Kalinina ★★★★ Romance, parental love, jealousy, self-destruction, freedom, horse-riding, guilty consciences, and a decadent mountain of desire: pick your poison. Condensing a thousand pages of Russian agricultural debates, gender politics, social class dynamics, and the grand ol’ judgements of love, relationship, and family is no … Continue reading Anna Karenina – The Royal Lyceum Theatre


Southern Light Opera presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Festival Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman Adapted by Jeremy Sams Staged and Directed by Quintin Young Musical Direction by Tommie Travers ★★★★ Fresh from the success of their 125th anniversary, Southern Light Opera go from the rolling hills of Austria and take flight with the Sherman Brother’s much-loved tale of … Continue reading Southern Light Opera presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Festival Theatre

Love the Sinner

Written and Performed by Imogen Stirling Directed by Matthew Lenton ★★★★★ Envy, Lust, Wrath, Avarice, Gluttony, Sloth, and Pride. Archaic vices, relics of a Christian device of control – or something altogether more benign? Initially conceived and eventually published by Verve Press as Stirling’s second poetry collection, Love the Sinner draws the seven vices of classical theology … Continue reading Love the Sinner

The Lady Vanishes – Churchill Theatre

Adapted by Derek Webb, from the novel by Ethel Lina White Artistic Direction by Fiona Main ★★★ Dipping into the endless sensibilities and prudish tropes of the 1930s English middle class, this period thriller spins itself into a spiffing evening for Baronesses and Teaboys alike. The more sinister notions of Hitchcock’s film adaptation are treated … Continue reading The Lady Vanishes – Churchill Theatre

Who Killed My Father – Traverse Theatre

Based on the book by Édouard Louis, translated by Lorin Stein Adapted and Directed by Nora Wardell ★★★★ Politics is a life or death game – a chess board where the hands moving the players know not the weight they wield. Surrogate production’s touring piece, Who Killed My Father, is based on Édouard Louis’ (translated by … Continue reading Who Killed My Father – Traverse Theatre