A CHRISTMAS CAROL – REVIEW – ALEXANDRA PALACE

Spine-tingling yet heart-warming, Mark Gatiss’s retelling of A Christmas Carol truly encapsulates the haunting atmosphere of a Victorian ghost story, balanced out with enough humour so as to capture the festive season. Led by Keith Allen as Scrooge, with Peter Forbes as Marley, this show is perfect for Christmas viewing. The set design by Paul Wills is instantly captivating, … More A CHRISTMAS CAROL – REVIEW – ALEXANDRA PALACE

REVIEW – A CHRISTMAS CAROL – MIDDLE TEMPLE HALL

Middle Temple Hall is a beautiful venue that lends itself to such a classic and festive story. The hall itself is beautifully decked out with trees, pine and lights. The delightfully named, Bar Humbug, serves mulled wine and minced pies. The warmth and abundance of dark wood and stained glass lends air of grandeur and … More REVIEW – A CHRISTMAS CAROL – MIDDLE TEMPLE HALL

REVIEW – DOLLY PARTON’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL – QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

Tis’ the season. No, not the festive season but the season of endless productions of A Christmas Carol. This year, London is filled to the brim with a variety of different versions of the classic play which leads audiences to wonder, which one is the best? The story of A Christmas Carol is one that … More REVIEW – DOLLY PARTON’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL – QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

REVIEW – SINDERFELLA – PRINCE OF WALES, DRURY LANE

We all know that panto is not your usual theatre experience. All rules (well, almost all) that apply when you go to the theatre are abandoned, and adults digress into children as they interact with the actors onstage. For this very special panto, rules are bent even further as it is an ‘adult-only’ performance with … More REVIEW – SINDERFELLA – PRINCE OF WALES, DRURY LANE

REVIEW – WHO’S HOLIDAY – SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

We all know and love Dr Seuss’ classic story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. But have you ever wondered what happened to Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch? And what became of the people of Whoville?  Well, Matthew Lombardo has written the next part of the story for us. A (definitely!) adults-only comedy starring Miz … More REVIEW – WHO’S HOLIDAY – SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

REVIEW – A CHRISTMAS CAROL-ISH – SOHO THEATRE

Mr. Swallow and co. are back at The Soho with a bold, ridiculous and outrageously clever take on everyone’s (least) favourite Christmas classic! It’s a version of A Christmas Carol in which Scrooge is played as Santa, Santa’s shirking his duties for the rest of the year, and the cast and creatives repeatedly break character … More REVIEW – A CHRISTMAS CAROL-ISH – SOHO THEATRE

REVIEW – PICTURE PERFECT CHRISTMAS – NATIONAL GALLERY

I didn’t even realise there was a theatre in the National Gallery. It’s a surprisingly comfortable and intimate theatre tucked away in the Salisbury Wing. You are immediately welcomed with an utterly delightful photo opportunity – a chance to be a part of the beautiful painting that has inspired this entire production. The play opens … More REVIEW – PICTURE PERFECT CHRISTMAS – NATIONAL GALLERY

REVIEW – THE THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

With Spectacular in the name, it sets the bar high for audience expectations… but does the show live up to its name?  The Thursford Christmas Spectacular has been running for 45 years! Each year a tiny village in Norfolk gets decorated for the festive season, and coach loads of people come to this otherwise unknown … More REVIEW – THE THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR