Category Archives: Reviewing the Situation

“Stick Man” at Leicester Square Theatre – 23/10/22

It’s been a busy weekend, one way or another, with Saturday’s shenanigans including an unplanned diversion to Seven Sisters. Just look at these lovely sunflowers: So it was a tired mother and daughter that sat on the 38 from church … Continue reading

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Ash “Free All Angels” 21st Anniversary Show – 18/09/22

I’d like to begin by pointing out a massive administrative flaw with this whole show. The premise is that it’s 21 years since Ash released their third album – “Free All Angels”. However, I was at university when it was … Continue reading

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“Cinderella in Boots” at Chickenshed – 06/08/22

  A panto in summer? Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did. Who said that panto is just for Christmas? And since when have Chickenshed played by anyone else’s rules anyway? The summer panto is a fun show for … Continue reading

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“Midsummer Mechanicals” at the Globe Theatre – 31/07/22

As soon as I heard about the premise of this play, I was intrigued. I’ve doubtless mentioned it on the blog before but I played the part of a mechanical in MSND when I was Reuben’s age (which yes, is … Continue reading

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“Twelfth Night” by East London Shakespeare Festival- 23/07/22

Now, I mentioned in my last post that we were off to a second theatrical production, almost straight from “Room on the Broom”. If this sounds like madness, let me assure you that it was. This second show wasn’t one … Continue reading

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“Room on the Broom” at Lyric Theatre – 23/07/22

If you’re not familiar with Julia Donaldson’s “Room on the Broom”, let me give you the gist. It’s a story about a witch on a journey who picks up a random cast of characters along the way…a bit like a … Continue reading

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“Immanuel” – A Book Review of Sorts

With the carelessness you’ve come to expect from me, I totally missed the 11th anniversary of the blog this week. Yes, it was in the week in July 2011 that I first decided you all needed to know just how … Continue reading

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“I Want My Hat Back” Trilogy at Little Angel Studios – 29/05/22

When she has a new game to play, it takes quite a lot to lure Eva out of her cave but a Little Angel show will do the trick. We were already in Islington for church but she seemed keen … Continue reading

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“The Singing Mermaid” at Little Angel Theatre – 06/03/22

Sometimes when I review shows, I like to get straight to the point and tell you what the show was actually like. More often though, I like to give a bit of context to our day…yknow, it’s the personal touch … Continue reading

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“Handa’s Surprise” at Little Angel Studios – 20/02/22

On a wet and windy weekend, what better to do than escape for a little while to sunny Kenya to hang out with Handa and her friend Akeyo? The book “Handa’s Surprise” will be familiar to most parents of preschoolers … Continue reading

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