Elvan Faik

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…

Her Aching Heart – The Hope Theatre

HER ACHING HEART REVIEW Opening on a dark stage with a mournful torch song about heartbreak was not the opening I was expecting from a lesbian musical pastiche of gothic romance novels, but this was not the only surprise in a delightful and light-hearted evening which included a strong willed…