Monday, 27 February 2012

Max & Ivan are Holmes and Watson - review

Written by: Wendy (@Wendyfer1)

Soho Theatre

The Soho Theatre’s proximity to Oxford Street creates a trap. If you find yourself arriving three hours early for a production, the allure of the seemingly sky-scraping maze of commodities is hard to resist. Come quarter to eight, a desperate charge could be necessary to avoid missing what you actually came into London for. In my case, this was Ditto Productions’ ‘Max and Ivan are Holmes & Watson’, directed by Jessica Ransom, fresh from various fringe festivals and prepped for a brief stint in the Soho Theatre Upstairs.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Centre Stage on What's Peen Seen?: Blackshaw Theatre Company

Blackshaw are a brand new theatre company consisting of some Royal Holloway graduates. 
Below, a select few of the production team and writers answer some questions about their work with the theatre company, and how they got there!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Collaborators - review

Written by: Joshua Ward

The National Theatre, Cottesloe
It is 1938 and Mikhail Bulgakov, the Russian, counter-revolutionary satirist, has awoken to a dilemma. After years of stifled creativity, Joseph Stalin, the tormentor of his nightmares, his most formidable censor and ‘number one fan’, wants to collaborate on a brand new work celebrating the dictator’s youth. Can Bulgakov deliver the goods and claim his reward (a rejuvenated writing career) with his bourgeois ideologies intact? Or is this an elaborate social experiment spun by a bored bureaucrat to rob Bulgakov of his bite?

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Comedy Wednesday at The Paradise

Written by: Midds

The night begins with us getting completely lost - we walk far too far in the wrong direction and ultimately confuse a petrol garage assistant in asking for directions. Eventually we find our venue, Paradise. Much like the desert explorers finding a cool palm tree shaded pond from which to drink, we reach our haven of (alcohol and) comedy.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Pitchfork Disney - review

Written by: Peeny (@AdamPeeny)

Where's Peen been? 
Arcola Theatre, London
Was Peen keen? 

A collection of grotesque, hard-hitting and meaningful stories that are beautifully brutal have you wide-eyed throughout. The more you watch, the more you don't know whether to laugh or cry. One thing the play does best is dare to imagine - and this production realises the imaginations in an expert fashion. 

Friday, 3 February 2012

The 99 Comedy Club at The View, Leicester Square

The 99 Comedy Club do this, you might say, on a regular basis. They provide a perfect 'pre-night-out' setting, help to celebrate your birthday and fill a room with laughter, with no struggles whatsoever... apart from, on occasion, their microphones.