The Lieutenant of Inishmore: Theatre Review

Most people would assume I booked tickets to see The Lieutenant of Inishmore purely because of Aidan Turner, and while the star casting is usually the main reason for my theatre trips, this time I was more there for Martin McDonagh‘s writing, as I loved his scripts for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges and wanted to check out his stage work.

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Theatre Review: Orlando Bloom is the weakest link in Killer Joe 

Orlando Bloom was one of the main reasons I booked tickets to see Killer Joe – besides really liking the Matthew McConaughey-starring film – but his performance was the one I ended up watching the least because he was easily outshone by everyone else.

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John Boyega in Woyzeck: Theatre Review

As a fan of Star Wars and therefore John Boyega, I had to go and check out Woyzeck, which is currently showing at London’s Old Vic. He puts in a decent performance and proves he can do stage acting too but I wouldn’t recommend the play itself.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Theatre Review

I don’t always do theatre reviews because I don’t really consider myself well-versed in this area but I know a good performance when I see one and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? boasts not one but four. So of course I had to write a gushing post.

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Speech and Debate: Theatre Review

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Patsy Ferran, Douglas Booth & Tony Revolori

I bought tickets to Speech and Debate solely because of Douglas Booth but during the show, I soon forgot about him in favour of Patsy Ferran, who was the star of the show.

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Billie Piper in Yerma: Theatre Review

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I saw Yerma more than a week ago and I haven’t been able to write a review until now because I was so blown away by it. I didn’t know what to say except ‘wow’, which is hardly the basis of an articulate review so I hung around until I could formulate my thoughts.

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Romeo and Juliet: Theatre Review

CREDIT: JOHAN PERSSON

CREDIT: JOHAN PERSSON

I have never seen Romeo and Juliet on the stage, which may be considered some type of crime for an avid theatregoer like me. So what better introduction than a production starring the gorgeous Lily James and Richard Madden, who recently worked together on Disney’s Cinderella?

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Gemma Arterton pulls out of Nell Gwynn performance

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I’ve just got back from seeing Nell Gwynn. Last year I saw Gemma Arterton in Made in Dagenham and she was fantastic so I booked my ticket excited to see her onstage again. So imagine my disappointment when I arrived to discover that the actress was sick that night and would not be performing.

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The Maids: Theatre Review

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I had never seen or read Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids, but when I saw the cast announcement – it stars Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton – I thought it sounded too good to pass up, and then I discovered it is directed by Jamie Lloyd, the man behind James McAvoy’s star turn in The Ruling Class. I simply had to book.

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The End of Longing: Theatre Review

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I love Friends, so it is no surprise to anyone that I had to check of The End of Longing and support Chandler Bing, ahem, Matthew Perry in his first time acting and writing for London’s West End. The reviews have been mixed to say the least and friends who have seen weren’t too convinced but I really enjoyed it and I recommend you check it out.

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