Category: Reviews

Antony Sher – Year Of The Mad King 0

Antony Sher – Year Of The Mad King

Antony Sher’s diaries, charting his exploration of some of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles, could easily be marketed as essential ‘how to’ guides for young actors , his honesty and anxiety must be reassuring for performers...

Harvey @ The Spring, Havant 0

Harvey @ The Spring, Havant

Elwood P Dowd and his six foot tall pooka pal Harvey are bothering their family. While they blame the invisible giant rabbit and assume Elwood is crazy, perhaps it’s his relentlessly sunny worldview that is...

CCADS Present Rabbit Hole 0

CCADS Present Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happy suburban couple with everything they could want until a shocking and sudden event turns their world upside down and leaves them drifting perilously apart…

The Weir @ The Minerva, Chichester 0

The Weir @ The Minerva, Chichester

It’s the simplest of structures for a play. A small group of people take turns telling each other stories. Nothing ground-breaking in the premise. Add a setting – a village pub in rural Ireland, a...

Hamilton @ Victoria Palace Theatre 0

Hamilton @ Victoria Palace Theatre

It’s the musical that blew Broadway away and for the last month it has been wowing audiences on this side of the ocean too. Just how is a musical about an almost forgotten founding father...

Sunset Boulevard @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 0

Sunset Boulevard @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

“I am big! It’s the pictures that got small” With those words we learn everything we need to know about Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage adaptation of the classic Billy Wilder movie. Ostensibly an...

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Chichester Festival Theatre 0

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Chichester Festival Theatre

We sent Emma van Kooperen  to Chichester Festival Theatre to find out just what keeps going wrong as Mischief Theatre take on a murder mystery by way of Monty Python…

Beauty and The Beast @ Chichester Festival Theatre 0

Beauty and The Beast @ Chichester Festival Theatre

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and there are few things more guaranteed to put us in the Christmas spirit than a Chichester Festival Youth Theatre production. Recent years have given us inspired...

Coriolanus @ The Barbican Centre 0

Coriolanus @ The Barbican Centre

Angus Jackson bookends the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rome season, his traditional dress Julius Caesar having opened it he now caps it off with a modern set Coriolanus. If the latter is the least well known...

King Lear @ The Minerva, Chichester 0

King Lear @ The Minerva, Chichester

Way back in the early days of Sitting In The Cheap Seats we had our first opportunity to review a Shakespeare play. In Chichester Festival Theatre’s cosy Minerva space we saw Frank Langella lead a...