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Salome post-show video and photos: Revisiting Oscar Wilde’s once-banned erotic classic

By |2021-09-11T11:38:47+01:002 September 2021|

How far are you willing to go to get what you most desire? That’s the question at the bloody heart of Salome. And it’s a question that so fascinates Lazarus Theatre that they’re now having a third go at Oscar Wilde’s provocative 1891 tragedy.

Salome

By |2021-07-10T19:49:05+01:001 September 2021|

Post-lockdown, Lazarus Theatre returns to the stage with a revival of their 2019 gender-twist version of Oscar Wilde's Salome at London's Southwark Playhouse.

John & Jen: Rachel Tucker is the only incentive musical theatre fans should need

By |2021-08-04T10:06:49+01:004 August 2021|

As much as I was looking for any excuse to return to Southwark, it was the show that lured me back. Or to be more precise, Rachel Tucker starring in the show, musical two-hander John & Jen.

COPS post-show video and photos: What is an “actor’s play” and why are there so few of them?

By |2020-01-26T19:54:16+00:0018 January 2020|

To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.

COPS

By |2020-01-03T13:07:46+00:0017 January 2020|

Chicago. 1957. Four cops, of different ages, classes and races, all suspicious of each other, must grab a gangster turned state witness before the Mob can get him.

Potted Panto post-show video and photos: Which is your favourite Christmas pantomime?

By |2020-01-25T12:07:20+00:008 December 2019|

It's official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it's pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious show care of Potted Panto.

Q&A video and photos: How is Donald Trump responsible for Other People’s Money?

By |2020-01-25T23:19:34+00:0022 April 2019|

I've spent quite a lot of my Easter weekend thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report, it was for positive reasons on Good Friday night at Southwark Playhouse.
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