Review: I Think We Are Alone

Since its inception 25 years ago, Frantic Assembly has blazed a trail as perhaps the most innovative and exciting physical theatre company in the UK. I saw their second-ever production, Generations Trilogy: Klub, at a small theatre in Dorset in the late 1990s and was blown away, by the high octane, contemporary and energetic production.

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Review: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This year marks Allan Stewart’s thirtieth appearance in the King’s Theatre panto and Andy Gray’s return after a year away due to illness. Together with Grant Stott, they make up a formidable, warm and very funny trio – one the audience was thoroughly delighted to see reunited for 2019.

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Review: Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynic’s Mixtape

Romesh Ranganathan has come a long way since playing forty seaters at the Fringe – nearly 6,000 people crammed into the Edinburgh Playhouse to see him play across two nights. Top stand-ups have rock-star status these days, something this comedian embellishes with a live DJ on stage to warm us up with classic hip-hop before both halves.

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Review: One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre Live)

For the first five minutes, watching a stage play on a screen in a theatre is weird. But after that we forget and we immerse – bar the odd zoom in and theatrical bits of acting. It’s a long one at three hours and ten minutes (including a 15-minute interval) and to begin with, doesn’t seem to be a piece that can carry that duration. The opening scene is a dull bit of exposition, slightly over-egged by a few of the cast who seem to be better suited for the distance of stage than screen.

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