Isabella has worked in youth arts for over 10 years and specialises in creating and directing children’s theatre. As well as running drama workshops in schools she also performs in touring educational productions. She is currently studying Arts Management at Birkbeck University and writing a Novel aimed at Young Audiences.
Review: HORRIBLE HISTORIES - BARMY BRITAIN at The Apollo Theatre, London
By Isabella James Sunday, August 11 2019, 10:26
Barmy Britain is the latest Horrible Histories live show based on the popular children’s books by Terry Deary and the hugely successful BBC TV show.
Review: PETER PAN at Troubadour White City Theatre
By Isabella James Saturday, July 27 2019, 18:15
This co-production from The National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic stays very true to J.M. Barrie’s story of a young boy who refuses to grow-up. An ensemble cast of musicians and dancers thrust Peter Pan and Wendy into a colourful Neverland with a creative design and stunning aesthetic.
Review: FAST LOVE at Theatre 503
By Isabella James Monday, May 27 2019, 12:46
Fast Love follows the life story of Rory from bursting out of the womb to a party-popping fanfare right up until his much less ceremonious quarter century crisis. Rory realises he is gay aged 7 years old when he develops a crush on his bully/best-friend. He speaks candidly to the audience about his first sexual experience with a girl; an awkward seven minutes in ‘heaven’ and then relives a heartbreakingly confusing encounter with an older boy from school in the backseat of his car.
Review: IN THE WILLOWS at The New Wimbledon Theatre
By Isabella James Thursday, May 16 2019, 09:40
Metta Theatre has teamed up with The National Deaf Children’s Society to bring Kenneth Grahame’s classic Wind in the Willows into the modern day in the form of a brand-new musical.
Review: SIX, Arts Theatre, London
By Isabella James Saturday, March 9 2019, 11:28
This week marks International Woman’s Day and there was no better way to celebrate it than watching six of history’s most famous wives reclaiming their stories live on stage.
SIX is a new musical written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. It started life at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and, as word spread, it wasn’t long before a London transfer.
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