Reviews

Live Review: Jack Tucker, Soho Theatre
As the excitement builds towards the Edinburgh Fringe I always think of the ones that got away. The shows that for whatever reason I thought were brilliant but didn't tickle the awards judges. And... more
99 Club's Bursary Showcase – Results
Despite all the gripes and groans about escalating costs the Edinburgh Fringe anticipation seems to be growing. Last night's 99 Club Bursary Showcase has become an established pre-Fringe staging post... more
Tv Preview: Spent, BBC Two
Michelle De Swarte has already been building up an impressive head of celebrity steam with appearances in the Katherine Ryan comedy The Duchess and in her own horror comedy vehicle The Baby. But it’s... more
Review: Douglas Is Cancelled, ITV1
There have been so many trailers for new ITV1 comedy drama Douglas Is Cancelled I felt like I'd seen it before I hit the play button. And even when I'd hit the button and watched the first episode a... more
Theatre Review: Carousel by Ivo Graham, Park Theatre
Ivo Graham is best known for his slightly geeky, slight confessional stand-up comedy. Now in his first play, a potent mix of storytelling and spoken word about the nature of nostalgia and much more,... more
Is This A Clue To The Final Inside No. 9 Tonight?
I haven't been reviewing this series of Inside No 9 for a number of reasons. Firstly it's been so hard to write about it without spoilers that ruin the fun for those who read reviews before watching... more
Review: My Sexual Abuse: The Sitcom, Channel 4
Is humour healing? Can it help you deal with the darkest of events? That's what comedy writer/performer Mark O'Sullivan explores in his powerful Channel 4 documentary My Sexual Abuse: The Sitcom.... more
Interview: Nida Manzoor – Creator, Writer, Director and Executive Producer of Lady Parts
We Are Lady Parts returns for a second series to stream and watch live on Channel 4 from Thursday 30th May.Written, created, directed and executive produced by Nida Manzoor (Polite Society), the... more
Brighton Fringe: Garry Starr: Classic Penguins, The Bunker @ Fool’s Paradise
There’s a figure on stage, sitting on a black draped swivel chair with his back to us, signature neck ruff, tails coat and top hat clearly in place, surrounded by a large cloud of vape smoke. Stage... more
Special London Screening then Tour For Janey Godley Documentary
My first encounter with Janey Godley was at the Edinburgh Fringe around 15 years ago. She was not onstage, she was at the door into her gig welcoming people in as if they were old friends. This is... more
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