Miriam enjoys going to the theatre as an escape from the crippling horror of adult life. Her favourite shows are Cabaret, Tusk Tusk and Home, I’m Darling. She will tell anybody who's listening about the time she met Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Review: A STRANGE LOOP, Barbican Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Friday, June 30 2023, 16:05
A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson arrives at the Barbican this Summer after winning both a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize in New York. Meta and messy, it’s the story of a fat, queer Black man wrestling with identity and intrusive thoughts.
Danny Bailey and Kyle Ramar Freeman in A Strange Loop. Credit: Marc Brenner
Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Gielgud Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Thursday, June 15 2023, 13:40
"There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires", warns the Reverend John Hale gravely. That village would be Salem, Massachusetts, where witchcraft, rumours, grudges and hysteria abound, in this gripping and intense production of Arthur Miller's classic play.
Nia Towle and Milly Alcock in THE CRUCIBLE at the Giegud Theatre.Photo Brinkhoff Moegenburg
Review: SPITTING IMAGE THE MUSICAL at the Phoenix Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Saturday, June 10 2023, 22:19
Spitting Image and musical theatre are a strange and unfitting combination in this lazy and unfunny musical, which will appeal to super-fans of the TV series, but absolutely nobody else.
Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre
Review: VARDY V ROONEY: THE WAGATHA CHRISTIE TRIAL at Ambassadors Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Thursday, April 13 2023, 21:26
Truth is stranger than fiction in this depiction of last year’s libel case, adapted from the courtroom’s actual transcripts. But what point is it making?
Review: SIX at Vaudeville Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Friday, January 13 2023, 12:39
Do you enjoy the following: puns, parodies, pop music, noise, neon, shiny stuff, shrieking audiences. If you answered no, then SIX isn't for you.
If you answered yes, then you're probably already familiar with the show, which went from Edinburgh Fringe to the Tony Awards in only five years.
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