REVIEW: Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall continues from 18th May 2021
Jeffrey Kissoon as Mr Justice Wainwright (Photo: Ellie Kurttz)

REVIEW: Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall continues from 18th May 2021

Agatha Christie's novel is dramatized in the magnificent setting of a 1920s Edwardian Baroque council chamber with exciting director Lucy Bailey in charge. . . . "I am constantly surprised…

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REVIEW: The Dumb Waiter, Hampstead Theatre
Shane Zaza as Gus and Alec Newman as Ben (Photo Helen Maybanks)

REVIEW: The Dumb Waiter, Hampstead Theatre

The Dumb Waiter is a quintessential early Pinter play from 1960, one that feels almost Beckettian if not absurdist. It is set in a room, a situation with bags of sinister mystery with just two players. I always think of what the French writer Jean Anouilh said about Waiting for Godot on seeing Beckett's play for the first time in Paris in 1953. "Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful."

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REVIEW: Cinderella the Socially Distanced Ball, Turbine Theatre, Battersea
Scottt Paige as Fanny and Oscar Conlon-Morrey as Vayjayjay (Photo Mark Senior)

REVIEW: Cinderella the Socially Distanced Ball, Turbine Theatre, Battersea

We soon meet Buttons (Rufus Hound) in sparkling, improvising, stand up form who has us all laughing with brilliant and original innuendo and improvisation. So charming is Rufus Hound that he has schooled the whole audience to shout "Fuck the Tories!" on his every entrance.

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