Author Archives: Playhouse Pickings

About Playhouse Pickings

Theatre blog run by Rhiannon Lawson; a civil servant, extreme tea drinker and theatre reviewer.

Review: 5***** The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time @curiousonstage @marlowetheatre

#tweeting it: 5***** An emotional, poignant and, in parts, funny portrayal of the struggles of people with autism. This production is astonishing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted for stage by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s … Continue reading

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5***** The Ginstitute at The Portobello Star @the_ginstitute

#Tweetingit – 5***** – A Gincredible experience for gin lovers and newcomers alike Now  technically this isn’t a theatre review, but a masterclass review, but we think that it felt like a lot of the immersive, interactive theatre events that … Continue reading

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News and interview: Nina Conti, the Caring Stage Mother of Cyborgs part 1 @ninaconti @newwimbtheatre

Hearing the voice of Nina Conti is normal. But when it is coming from your phone it is a little strange. You normally hear it when you can see Nina Conti, but are being lead, through suggestion and stage craft, … Continue reading

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Archive Reviews: 3*** A Hard Rain @abovethestag

Above the Stag is one of my favourite off westend theatres! Get to http://www.abovethestag.com/whatson/ to see what’s on and coming up; I cannot recommend their “adult” pantos enough! First published at http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2014/03/a-hard-rain-above-the-stag-theatre-review.html 10th March 2014 Pros: A really nice change … Continue reading

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Archive Review: Tell me on a Sunday 3*** @martiwconcert

Marti Web is in concert now! For more details see http://www.royalhippodrome.com/shows/details/2/503.html First published on http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2014/02/tell-me-on-a-sunday-the-duchess-theatre-review.html March 2014 Pros: You cannot go wrong with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful music, performed by a brilliant band and a stage icon such as Marti … Continue reading

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Archive Reviews:5***** The Pearl @battersea_arts @DumbshowTheatre

An unmissable show – would recommend going to look at http://www.dumbshow.org/ to see what this fabulous company have coming up now First published at http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2014/11/the-pearl-battersea-arts-centre-review.html 26 November 2014 Summary: An incredible script moved effortlessly to the estate to create a … Continue reading

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Archive reviews: Wyrd – Immercity – Secret Location @Immer_City

I started reviewing some time ago and I thought perhaps I should post some of my old reviews so they are all in one place. These will be coming up over the next week or so… This one was my … Continue reading

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Review: 4**** The Last 5 Years . @MarloweTheatre @marlowestudio

#tweetingit 4* an emotional play well performed by an amateur company; expect to shed a tear. t’s always great to see a local amateur company fitting perfectly into a theatre programme alongside the miread of fabulous professional shows which tread … Continue reading

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Review:5***** Briefs @LdnWonderground @Briefsfactory

#Tweetingit – 5***** Naked men cavorting around the stage thrusting and gyrating + filthy jokes – alright then! This is the fourth time around for this Briefs show – although you would never know it. The boys bring back their … Continue reading

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Review: 3*** LA BOHÈME – Kings Head Theatre @kingsheadthtr

#Tweetingit: 3* A fun update for a 21st century audience with an amazing set – Puccini and the East End are a great match! Even for those of us who have never attended the opera the name Puccini will ring … Continue reading

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