So called “immersive theatre” has become very popular in London over the past few years. Instead of taking your seat to watch events you’re usually taken, on foot, through a maze of rooms providing a series of experiences.
Theatre News and Reviews
Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE at 56 Leadenhall Street
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 10 2019, 16:23
Review: BRONX GOTHIC at the Young Vic
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 10 2019, 16:09
In this one hour twenty piece of performance art in the stuffy Maria studio of the Young Vic, New York’s Okwui Okpokwsili, alone on stage, is twerking as we take our seats.
Review: The Starry Messenger at Wyndham’s Theatre
By Kit Benjamin Thursday, June 6 2019, 09:31
Mark Williams (Matthew Broderick) is a disappointed, middle-aged astronomy teacher but not (as we are frequently reminded) an astronomer: In other words, he is in the gutter but looking at the stars. Or, if not in the gutter, at least in an unfulfilling marriage.
Review: THIS ISLAND’S MINE at The Kings Head Theatre
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 3 2019, 10:50
Remarkably this is the first ever revival of Philip Osment’s beautiful play, a seminal work from a now defunct theatre company called Gay Sweatshop.
These days there’s an openly gay agenda to huge swathes of UK Theatre (TV too) but back in the late 1980s the LGBT community was so marginalised that this Arts Council funded organisation was necessary to make work for and about us. (I'm very proud to say I also wrote a hit play for them some years later)
Review: BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE at the Park Theatre
By Stuart King Friday, May 31 2019, 15:22
Beneath the Blue Rinse is the unlikely title of Park Theatre’s latest offering which uses as its basis, the extreme reactions of an OAP when she’s confronted by the disreputable behaviour of an alarm salesman determined to use her to hit his bonus target.