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About Playhouse Pickings

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

Review: 4**** Party Skills for the End of the World – Shoreditch Town Hall @ShoreditchTH @nigelandlouise @louiseandnigel

As you are ushered from the side entrance of Shoreditch Town Hall to a small corridor and handed a raffle ticket there is certainly an air of awaiting entrance to some exclusive party, however, the eerie 1960’s psychedelic music tells … Continue reading

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Review: 4**** Eugenius! The Musical. @eugeniusuk @TheOtherPalace

If the 1980s films Flash Gordon and Revenge of the Nerds morphed together to become a musical stage production, it might look something like Eugenius!  There’s a comic book space hero, Tough Man (Shaun Dalton), who resembles Arnold Schwarzenegger in … Continue reading

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Review: 4**** Revolution – The Vaults @exitprodu @VAULTfestival

Described as an immersive/interactive gaming experience, Revolution sounded right up my street. As a big fan of immersive theatre and a HUGE boardgame and RPG geek (I have over 150 boardgames at home and a standing weekly DnD game which … Continue reading

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Review: 3*** Silk Road – Vaults Festival @SilkRoadThePlay @VAULTFestival

If you enjoy a theatrical start to your evening, then the Faults festival felt like a drama within itself, nested underneath Waterloo station in a graffiti-filled passageway was a dynamic venue well suited for the fringe. Silk Road is a … Continue reading

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News: The Band coming to the Marlowe – Everything changes – except my love for Take That @marlowetheatre @GaryBarlow @OfficialMarkO @HowardDonald ‏@robbiewilliams ‏#JasonOrange

The Band, featuring the music of Take That, comes to Canterbury next month (February). YES! Having never seen Take That perform live, having a whole night of Take That songs on stage is pretty exciting to me! Tim Firth’s musical tells … Continue reading

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Review: 3*** for newbies. 4**** for fans. Steptoe and Son Museum of Comedy @museumofcomedy ‏

  Steptoe and Son, for those unaware (as I was), was a long-running British television show active from 1962-65, and again from 1970-74. I must admit that whilst not the biggest fan of the genre, (if I wanted to listen … Continue reading

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Interview: Joe Ball, the Director of Revolution and Artistic Director of Exit Productions @VaultFestival @exitprodu @Kraydius

Last night I was lucky enough to go to The Vaults Festival to see Revolution – an immersive/interactive gaming experience. A review of this will follow but I was lucky enough to speak Joe Ball, the Director of Revolution and … Continue reading

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Review: 3*** Austen the musical at Mirth, Marvel and Maud @MirthMarvelE17 @AustenMusical

When I was offered the opportunity to review Austen the musical, I approached the evening with hesitancy and intrigue.  Hesitancy, because I’m always a little tentative when it comes to musicals –I’ve just never been a fan off all-singing narratives.  … Continue reading

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Review: 4**** Glengarry Glen Ross: Playhouse Theatre @ThePlayhouseLDN @ChristianSlater @GlengarryLDN

#Tweetingit –  4*A heavyweight cast + a gifted playwright = an engrossing drama in the most picturesque of London theatres. But time’s running out to get tickets so be quick! Don’t miss it! It is undoubtedly, a rare treat to see a … Continue reading

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Review: 3*** Alice – The Landor Space @landor_space @3treestheatre

#Tweetingit –  3* A young girl gatecrashes a drug and booze-fuelled party – is this wonderland? This play questions Carroll’s unhealthy obsession with children and draws comparison with recent Hollywood events. Thought provoking, but at times confusing. My first visit … Continue reading

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