Marian is a comedian, writer and actor, who has worked in tv, radio, and internationally as a live performer. She has been a writer and performer of a critically acclaimed one woman show at the Edinburgh Festival, and is the author of a children's travel guide about France. She is quite short and believes that tall theatre goers should be made to sit in the back row.
Review: A PRAYER FOR WINGS at The King's Head Theatre
By Marian Pashley Monday, November 4 2019, 13:36
This play was originally performed in 1985, and explores the realities of high unemployment, unending poverty and the blight of hidden carers, the offspring who are burdened with the necessity of looking after a chronically dependant parent. The fact that, over thirty years later it's only the price of the "hand jobs" that young carer Rita (Alis Wyn Davies) gives to the boys on the "rec", that has changed, should be a matter of outrage. It won't be, of course.
Review: NOISES OFF at the Garrick Theatre
By Marian Pashley Monday, October 14 2019, 10:23
Noises Off is classic farce, very well constructed, and as complex and silly as you would expect.
It also, by default, feels quite dated.
Review: THRILLER LIVE at Lyric Theatre
By Marian Pashley Monday, September 2 2019, 11:36
THRILLER LIVE is a celebration of the life's work of the late Michael Jackson, and as such it is a triumph. I also challenge anyone not to fall a little bit in love with the energetic, talented and charismatic cast.
Review AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH at the Museum of Comedy
By Marian Pashley Friday, July 19 2019, 15:52
This show celebrates the music and very unique talent of Kate Bush, but its narrative focus is on her fans. That is not to say that Sarah-Louise Young does not give a fantastic rendition of Kate.
Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
By Marian Pashley Thursday, July 4 2019, 14:43
I love the open air theatre in Regent's Park, it is one of London's special places, even when it rains. To see a production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on a balmy midsummer night, in a forest (well, the trees do cradle the stage) when so much of its action takes place in such a setting, is a real treat. When the production is also visually striking and the actors not only excellent Shakespearean performers but able to punch the humour to the front of their performance, well, you are really onto a winner.
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