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Fringe

Velma Celli

Velma Celli is the all singing, all dancing drag queen, in the body of West End performer Ian Stroughair. The Hippodrome Casino’s Matcham Room is the perfect venue for a cabaret show of this calibre [ read more ]

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Plays

Hamlet

One of the glories of theatre are those moments when new works or new interpretations sneak up and take you by surprise, although director Zoé Ford’s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy doesn’t so much sneak up [ read more ]

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Plays

Bakersfield Mist

Eight years on from her triumphant performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Kathleen Turner returns to the London stage with another powerhouse turn in this new play by Stephen Sachs, where her brash, expletive-spouting [ read more ]

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Plays

Venice Preserv’d

Scuttling along the length of the Cutty Sark, the meeting point for Venice Preserv’d, I wonder if I am in the right place. It is quiet and overcast and there are a few small groups milling about but not much [ read more ]

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Plays

Sandel

It has become standard procedure to scandalise even the most wholesome of relationships. Particularly in our celebrity culture, we rummage through the scraps of inconsequential evidence to piece together tales of lust and sordid deceit [ read more ]

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Musicals

Miss Saigon

Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s follow up to the 1985 West End hit Les Miserables (which is still running almost 30 years later) was the 1989 production of Miss Saigon. Based on the Puccini Opera [ read more ]