Articles by Chris Bridges

Just How Good Is The Greatest Play In The History Of The World?

Just How Good Is The Greatest Play In The History Of The World?

The theatrical equivalent of a hot bath, a hearty stew and a Hobnob. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Four Brilliant New Plays From Caryll Churchill - Glass. Kill. Bluebird. Imp.

Four Brilliant New Plays From Caryll Churchill - Glass. Kill. Bluebird. Imp.

One of British theatre's greats returns. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
For Services Rendered Bombed In The 1930s And This Version Isn't Much Better

For Services Rendered Bombed In The 1930s And This Version Isn't Much Better

A melodramatic look at the first world war. | By Chris Bridges ★★☆☆☆
Actually Shows There Are Three Sides To Every Story

Actually Shows There Are Three Sides To Every Story

A play that lacks balance. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Equus At Trafalgar Studios

Theatre Review: Equus At Trafalgar Studios

A hypnotic feat of muscular contortion. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Follies Returns To National Theatre In An All-Singing, All-Dancing Triumph

Follies Returns To National Theatre In An All-Singing, All-Dancing Triumph

Stephen Sondheim's sharp witticisms - with added rhinestones. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Bleach At Vault Festival Is Limp And Lacking In Thrust

Bleach At Vault Festival Is Limp And Lacking In Thrust

A lacklustre piece of theatre. | By Chris Bridges ★★☆☆☆
Theatre Review: The Ruffian On The Stair At Hope Theatre

Theatre Review: The Ruffian On The Stair At Hope Theatre

Diverting enough, but a bit creaky for the casual viewer. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Original Death Rabbit: Skilful Monologue Highlights The Pitfalls Of The Internet

Original Death Rabbit: Skilful Monologue Highlights The Pitfalls Of The Internet

One woman's story of gatecrashing a funeral and becoming a meme. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Songs For Nobodies: Breathtaking Singing Showcases A Wise And Warm Script

Songs For Nobodies: Breathtaking Singing Showcases A Wise And Warm Script

Bernadette Robinson is an extraordinary chanteuse. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Pinter Five: Classic Pinter Territory, Aimed At Those Who Love His Work

Pinter Five: Classic Pinter Territory, Aimed At Those Who Love His Work

Those new to Pinter may end up bewildered and dissatisfied. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Review: Bottom At Soho Theatre

Review: Bottom At Soho Theatre

A quick strum on a ukulele, a bit of anxious dancing and a lot of BeyoncĂ© talk. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
The Poignant Meets The Utterly Insane In Caroline Or Change

The Poignant Meets The Utterly Insane In Caroline Or Change

A real corker of a show. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Not Your Normal Funeral: Nine Night At Trafalgar Studios

Not Your Normal Funeral: Nine Night At Trafalgar Studios

A traditional Jamaican wake with original drama. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Eye For Ear At Royal Court Theatre Is An Illuminating Play That Prods And Provokes

Eye For Ear At Royal Court Theatre Is An Illuminating Play That Prods And Provokes

Shocking, furious, and occasionally hilarious. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
Maisie Williams Is Mesmerising In I And You At Hampstead Theatre

Maisie Williams Is Mesmerising In I And You At Hampstead Theatre

An oddly formulaic play that somehow works. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
London, But Probably Not As You Know It: Sketching At Wilton's Music Hall

London, But Probably Not As You Know It: Sketching At Wilton's Music Hall

Dickens it isn't. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
Fantastic Writing Shines Through In Drip Feed At Soho Theatre

Fantastic Writing Shines Through In Drip Feed At Soho Theatre

Sucks you in and grips you tight. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆