Articles by Mike C

 Life With The Lyons: Zoe Gets Deified In An Act Of God

Life With The Lyons: Zoe Gets Deified In An Act Of God

Pacy, punchy and packed with gags. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes At Fairfield Halls

Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes At Fairfield Halls

Even a cast led by Gwen Taylor can't bring this dated show back to life. | By Mike C ★★☆☆☆
Top Of The Poppins: Zizi Strallen Shines As Mary Poppins At Prince Edward Theatre

Top Of The Poppins: Zizi Strallen Shines As Mary Poppins At Prince Edward Theatre

Is it too cheesy to say it's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? | By Mike C ★★★★☆
Taming Of The Shrew For The Woke Generation At Barbican

Taming Of The Shrew For The Woke Generation At Barbican

Gender fluid Shakespeare. | By Mike C ★★★★☆
The Unseen Hour: An Uneven 60 Minutes At The London Horror Festival

The Unseen Hour: An Uneven 60 Minutes At The London Horror Festival

Three actors, ten roles and a heck of a lot of noises. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
Unhappy Hanukkah: Family Misfortunes Loom Large In Mother Of Him

Unhappy Hanukkah: Family Misfortunes Loom Large In Mother Of Him

Tracy-Ann Oberman owns the stage in the lead role. | By Mike C ★★★★☆
Tom Hanks' Family Classic Big, Gets The Musical Treatment

Tom Hanks' Family Classic Big, Gets The Musical Treatment

Are you ready for the big piano key dance duet. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
Coronation Treat: Crown Dual Satirises Hit TV Show The Crown

Coronation Treat: Crown Dual Satirises Hit TV Show The Crown

It's a brave satirist who takes on the Netflix behemoth. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Fanny And Stella Brings Victorian Crossdressing Celebrities To Life

Theatre Review: Fanny And Stella Brings Victorian Crossdressing Celebrities To Life

Getting dragged up in front of the judge. | By Mike C ★★★★☆
Review: Billy Budd At Royal Opera House

Review: Billy Budd At Royal Opera House

A classy and sombre outing for Britten's opera. | By Mike C ★★★★☆
One Little Prick Can't Hurt, Can It?: The Phlebotomist At Hampstead Theatre

One Little Prick Can't Hurt, Can It?: The Phlebotomist At Hampstead Theatre

It most certainly can. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: Circa Goes Round And Round

Theatre Review: Circa Goes Round And Round

Retreading tired territory. | By Mike C ★★☆☆☆
Agnes Colander At Jermyn Street Theatre: A Bold Revival That Doesn't Pay Off

Agnes Colander At Jermyn Street Theatre: A Bold Revival That Doesn't Pay Off

Reprising a work whose own author said it should probably be destroyed. | By Mike C ★★☆☆☆
No Kids Is Proof That 'Gay Theatre' Still Has Something New To Say

No Kids Is Proof That 'Gay Theatre' Still Has Something New To Say

The real-life story of a gay couple's family dilemma. | By Mike C ★★★☆☆
Dracula At The London Library: Influential Gothic Novel Returns To Its Spiritual Home

Dracula At The London Library: Influential Gothic Novel Returns To Its Spiritual Home

See the story performed in the library where it was written. | By Mike C ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: The Unreturning At Theatre Royal Stratford East

Theatre Review: The Unreturning At Theatre Royal Stratford East

An energetic cast turns up the macho charm. | By Mike Clarke ★★★☆☆