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: KUNENE AND THE KING at The Ambassadors Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Wednesday, February 5 2020, 07:35
In contemporary South Africa, Jack Morris is an aging alcoholic actor, recently diagnosed with liver cancer. He's dying, but determined to stay alive long enough to star in King Lear. Lunga Kunene is the professional nurse sent to care for him. Jack is white. Kunene is black.
John Kani as Lunga Kunene and Antony Sher as Jack Morris in Kunene and the King. Photo by Ellie Kurttz. © RSC
Second Look: & JULIET at The Shaftesbury Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Tuesday, November 26 2019, 08:55
An alternative ending to Shakespeare's tragedy is just the start for this brash, silly pop musical. Like many jukebox musicals, your enjoyment of shallow, bombastic and camp & Juliet depends on how willing you are to switch your brain off and go along with a paper-thin plot and shoehorned-in songs.
Review: THE GIRL WHO FELL at Trafalgar Studios
By Miriam Gibson Monday, October 21 2019, 10:11
"My friends would think it was less weird if I'd run off to Syria to join ISIS", sighs 15-year-old Billie, explaining her decision to quit social media. Instead, Billie is obsessed with an app which supplies her with facts and quotes, which she's fond of reciting to those around her.
Review: School Of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Monday, October 14 2019, 08:57
Next month, School of Rock will celebrate the third anniversary of its opening night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. It’s a faithful and fun adaptation of the Jack Black movie, but there are some distracting flaws in its writing and production.