Stage Review – LA STRADA at The Rep, Birmingham UK

Director Sally Cookson, Composer Benji Bower and Writer Mike Akers, presents a winning example of theatrical excellence. This brand-new adaptation for stage of Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film made its UK premiere at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre and is now halfway through a national tour. In an act of desperation from her mother, young Gelsomina is passed … More Stage Review – LA STRADA at The Rep, Birmingham UK

Stage Review : To Sir, With Love at Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre, UK

The book To Sir, With Love was set not long after the end of WWII in London’s East End. This powerful, autobiographical story by novelist E R Brathwaite is about education, schooling, social divide, and narrow minded attitudes that were entrenched in people both in-school and on the outside. The main theme however, is the … More Stage Review : To Sir, With Love at Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre, UK

Stage Review : Betrayal (A Derby Theatre Production)

The story of Jerry, Emma and Robert is told in a kind of reverse chronology of events as to how the trio’s love lives were once intertwined. Betrayal is a memory play. Jerry and Emma meet in a bar in the opening scene. Conversation is polite and a little awkward. They haven’t seen one another … More Stage Review : Betrayal (A Derby Theatre Production)

Stage Review of Amédée By Eugene Ionesco. Freely adapted by Sean Foley

I saw and heard everything but I’m none the wiser of what the play is meant to represent or any closer to making any sense of it, and this, evidently, is the thinking space conclusion that playwright, Eugene Ionesco first intended. I overheard someone say when asked if they liked it ‘yes, it was good…’ … More Stage Review of Amédée By Eugene Ionesco. Freely adapted by Sean Foley

A Night at the Circus – Stage Review of CIRQUE BERSERK

Cirque Berserk is an extremely reputable version of a circus troupe touring theatre land and there is much more than just a tipping of the hat to the traditional in their work. Gymnastic, acrobatic, and agility talent is evident in all performances, as well expert timing and the sharp minded actions of trained minds. Much … More A Night at the Circus – Stage Review of CIRQUE BERSERK

Stage Review – What’s in a Name? At Birmingham Repertory Theatre

In this rather fine Peckham home, French teacher, Peter is somewhat fixated with words, names and their meanings and he falls hook line and sinker for brother-in-law, Vincent’s wind-up about baby naming, and so ends up accusing him of being egocentric. Throw the all-seeing, all-knowing minds of their wives (Elizabeth and Anna) into the mix. … More Stage Review – What’s in a Name? At Birmingham Repertory Theatre