Theatre

Those London Chicks talk about Theatre we have seen and recommend

Taste of Shakespeare: Theatre and Food • Event

A Taste of Shakespeare • A Balanced Meal By Madeleine Kasson, Producer We haven’t really gone into this project thinking “Girl Power!”. We’re just doing what we love and being who we are: women making Shakespeare as good as it can be. Our showis all about giving the audience a figurative,…

Murder She Didn’t Write

‘If you’re going to commit a wine crime, you could end up behind bars.’ Confession: Before I started writing this piece, I was looking at ticket prices for their next show. I have very little to say. The audience was nearly full and couldn’t stop laughing. The enthusiasm of those…

Tom and Bunny save the world

And in their gravy, they shall have glory… ‘Tom and Bunny Save the World’ would have felt more complete if Tom and Bunny actually saved the world. They did find gravy, which can help contain the Big Zombie Virus. And the Big Zombie Virus is what this play is about….

Fat Rascal Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody

Little town… it’s not a quiet village anymore. Fat Rascal Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody is a winner, but are the company in need of bigger bootstraps? The tale is not as old as time, but as a sound staple in the glory of the Disney canon,…

Event: Palimpsest •Symposium & Talk in Celebration of Black Actresses

Palimpsest: An object or a place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface. Palimpsest talk and symposium at the National Theatre: Chaired by Martina Laird A celebration of many generations of black actresses, their experiences and their contributions to British Theatre. Recent years have seen urgent cries…

Lucy Light – Theatre N16

What I’m about to say will sound deceptively simple…but it’s worth it all the same. Lucy Light has a demographic. I am that demographic. By hook, by crook or by Atomic Kitten, the playwright Sarah Milton had me at go. The tide was high. I grew up in Australia, but…

BOOM – Theatre Review

“Different.” — An older gentleman’s pronouncement, in that quiet moment between applause and exit. In theatre, we have the magic of a dream; a world creating and dissipating in front of our eyes. boom, by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, explodes with vigorous wackiness. This is the dream where your boyfriend tells…

Putting On My Own Theatre Production – Whines And Spirits

Whines And Spirits – Annie Burkin If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would be just weeks away from putting on my own theatre production I would have laughed in their face, then silently thought to myself maybe that’s a possibility before crushing that positive…

2 BECOME 1

2 become 1 at the King’s Head theatre is a chance to step back to a more innocent time, as our 4 leading ladies take us on a high energy evening through a relationship break-up, speed dating night out, kebab and cab home while performing a series of 90s pop…

Kicked in the Sh*tter – Theatre review

Kicked in the Sh*tter – The Hope Theatre BY ELVAN FAIK (4/5 stars) For a play about unemployment, poverty, mental health and the inadequacy of the benefits system and the NHS, Kicked in the Sh*tter strikes at a surprisingly hopeful note at the Hope Theatre.   At the heart of…

In Other Words – The Hope Theatre

In Other Words Reviewed by Elvan faik In Other Words is a simple show which highlights the power of love and music in our lives.  The story of Arthur and Jane is a simple one, in which they meet, marry and love each other, before Arthur develops dementia and their…

Lizzie – The Greenwich Theatre

With bright lights, projections and an on-stage rock band clearly visible, the opening of Lizzie looks more rock concert than traditional musical theatre, and the irreverent and rebellious nature of rock and roll underpins the whole show.  While murderers have been portrayed in musicals before (Sweeny Todd and Chicago spring…

The Wild Party – The Hope Theatre

The Wild Party Review By Elvan Faik   Writer : JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH  Director : RAFAELLA MARCUS Actress : ANNA CLARKE Actor : JOEY AKUBEZE   From an opening with two performers in tuxedos, making each other up to the sounds of Britney Spears to an ending which includes a…

Theatre Review: HE(ART) at N16 Theatre

HE(ART) He(art), a beautifully executed and thought provoking piece, set in modern day London, that centres around how our heart drives what we do and how we do it. This is most definitely an ensemble piece (in its’ truest form) where all contributors have their part to play in helping…

Where the Hell is Bernard?

 ‘Where the Hell is Bernard?’ 25th-29th October @ 8pm   In a world where no one plays, no one questions and no one ever leaves. 4 women work in an office high above the city to anonymously return lost items. All runs like clockwork until one day a box mysteriously…

Theatre Review – The We Plays

The We Plays are two one-person, one-act plays both written by Andrew Maddock.  On at The Hope Theatre until the 15th October. Both plays touch on similar themes of anxiety, loneliness, starting a family and violence, and both are told with an element of spoken word poetry.   The first,…

Theatre Review • Piece of Silk

Review: Piece of Silk at The Hope Theatre Review by Chantelle Dusette “A woman is like silk, drop her in the mud and she gets dirty” This new play by Jennie Buckman tackles the difficult subject of domestic abuse with a formidable cast. And so to the London home of Mrs…

Tooting Arts Club’s Sweeney Todd is back!

Since publishing our original Chicks Chat with Rachel Edwards, (see below) Tooting Arts Club enjoyed huge success with their highly acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd. We are so pleased to say Sweeney Todd returns for a run at a pop-up space ‘Harrington’s Pie Shop’ in London’s West End! Tooting Arts…

Made in Dagenham – The Musical

We Chick’s owe a lot to our forefathers (or should I say foremothers) before us, who have championed women’s rights to allow us to become the women we are today. For me, it has always been less about the grand gestures such as burning your bra or Geri Halliwell in…

Sunny Afternoon ….. A Review

‘Lazying on a Sunny afternoon…in the summer time…’ At this time of year, summer certainly feels like a distant memory doesn’t it? However if the long dark nights are getting you down and you feel like you need a kick of Vitamin D in your system, then my advice is…

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL

Hot from Broadway, ‘Memphis The Musical’ has rolled into town and is set to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the masses with high octane performances and catchy tunes.  Simply put – it’s going to take you by the soul, knock you off your feet! Dubbed ‘West Side Story meets Hairspray’,…

Fancy A Night In A Pie Shop With Sweeney Todd?

Rachel Edwards, producer and co-founder of Tooting Arts Club. With a number of successful productions under their belt, Tooting Arts Club is continuing to go from strength to strength. We at Those London Chicks are pleased as punch to speak with Rachel Edwards about Tooting Arts Club and their exciting…

The Commitments

The Commitments Review To celebrate the 1st anniversary of the show’s opening in London, I was invited down to see the musical of The Commitments earlier this month.  The show has been a huge hit since it opened last October, garnering praise from the critics for the high energy, witty…

Chicks at the Theatre – Warde Street

By Karen Bryson The Park Theatre welcomes the revival of Warde Street after a successful run at The Tristan Bates Theatre last year. This felt like the perfect place to tell this story as it sits less than 200 metres away from Finsbury Park Tube Station which serves the Piccadilly…

Meet The Ruby Dolls!

The Ruby Dolls The Ruby Dolls: theatre-makers, singers, cabaret-lovers and storytellers. ‘Our work is strongly influenced by cabaret. Both the intimacy of it: we play fast and loose with the idea of the “fourth wall” so that we can contact an audience more directly to share our stories, and the variety of…