Author Archives: Playhouse Pickings

About Playhouse Pickings

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

Archive review: 5***** Finding Joy @vamostheatre @marlowetheatre

Originally posted on Review Hub in 2014 With Vamos theatre coming back to the Marlowe on the 4th of October, I thought it was time to reshare my review of Finding Joy. This is an amazing play and worth … Continue reading

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Review: ROYAL VAUXHALL 5***** @thervt ‏

#Tweetingit: Princess Diana. Freddie Mercury. Kenny Everett. Drag. Drugs. A fabulous gay bar – what more do you want? 5* Yep, you heard right… ‘Royal Vauxhall’ tells the alleged tale of Freddie Mercury, Kenny Everett and Princess Diana and their … Continue reading

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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 to see what’s on and coming up; I cannot recommend their “adult” pantos enough! First published at 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 First published on 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 to see what this fabulous company have coming up now First published at 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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