Review: RUN IT BACK at the Hackney Showrooms
By Monty Leigh Thursday, September 6 2018, 09:11
Talawa Theatre - the UK’s primary Black led touring theatre company - ’calls the ravers in’ with its latest performance Run it Back. It is introduced with an astounding spoken word piece by the formidable Jasmine L Jones - she speaks about her love of a woman called poetry as she intricately interweaves what we know to be classical poetry with hip hop classics spanning decades. The woman she loves cannot be defined by rules, she is everything from John Donne to Kurtis Blow.
Review: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL at the Tara Theatre then the Pleasance Dome at Edinburgh Fringe
By Monty Leigh Friday, August 3 2018, 10:00
Self proclaimed ‘professional idiots’ The Lampoons revive their re-imagining of William Castle’s 1959 American Film Horror “The House On Haunted Hill” – a film starring Vincent Price who offers a $10,000 prize to five strangers if they are able to survive one night at his haunted house. The Lampoons are off to Edinburgh, and I highly encourage you add them to your list.
REVIEW: Séayoncé at The Arches - Wandsworth Fringe
By Monty Leigh Friday, May 11 2018, 15:41
Hot Air Baboon productions presents the ‘baddest babe in the spirit world’ - Séayoncé a twisted and sassy show following the journeys of a confused and severely intoxicated mystic whose gender is entirely up for discussion. Séayoncé is a one-person comedy show performed by Daniel Wye, a charismatic and quick-witted performer with a real impeccable sense of comedic timing.
Review: World Without Us
By Monty Leigh Wednesday, May 9 2018, 11:21
Belgian theatre company Ontroered Goed present this monologue, World Without Us - a rumination on what would happen to Earth if humanity suddenly disappeared from existence. The methodical pace of the show forces the audience to use their imagination while Valentijn Dhaenens leads us through a step-by-step guide to the end of human kind.
REVIEW: HAMLET at the Hackney Empire
By Monty Leigh Thursday, March 15 2018, 15:50
This expansive production of Hamlet fills every inch of the fantastic Hackney Empire with its elaborate colours and booming attitude. Set in West Africa, Designer Paul Wills has truly made this production a feast for the eyes, with the stage wrapped in drapes of patterned wax fabric and brilliant performers who play drums while the lighting allows us to live in this warm atmosphere.