Theater Reviews

Live Music Review: Molotov Jukebox Tour

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First formed during an impromptu busking session at The Secret Garden Party and led by Potter actor Natalia Tena, Molotov Jukebox are currently touring their unique 'gypstep' sound around the UK. Last week, MuggleNet sent someone down to review their London gig. Read More »

Music Review: Carnival Flower by Molotov Jukebox

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Carnival Flower is the debut album by the London-based group Molotov Jukebox. They successfully blend differing genres of music such as ska, reggae, pop and samba. Of course, Harry Potter fans worldwide will know lead singer Natalia Tena for playing the role of Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter films. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘See How They Run’ starring Warwick Davis

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The Reduced Height Theatre Company brings something extra special to this quintessentially English play. In this new venture Warwick Davis brings together a cast of by no means small proportions. Although the average height of the cast is just 4ft 2, this is not in any way the focus of the production. Read More »

Theater Review: Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston and Alfred Enoch

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As one of the few Shakespeare plays to be banned in modern times and a large scale epic, Coriolanus is, at first glance, a questionable choice of play for the intimate, 250 capacity Donmar Warehouse. Throw in the casting of Tom Hiddleston, best known for playing lovable rogue Loki in Marvel’s Avengers universe, as the cold, opaque titular character, and the scheduling sounds even more bizarre. Yet this production embraces these contradictions, using them to ... Read More »

Theater Review: ‘All That Fall’ starring Michael Gambon

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If you were to know as little as I did about the play All That Fall prior to attending, you would likely be taken off guard by the highly intimate theater, the nearly-bare stage, the minimal props, the scripts-in-hand and the web of microphones hanging from the ceiling. But make no mistake, the most bewildering aspects of the show are in its brilliant writing and expert acting, proving just how captivating such a no-frills production can be. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Mojo’ starring Rupert Grint

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1950s Britain. The rock ‘n’ roll craze has begun trickling its way over the pond, infecting a generation teens, bored of their lives in a country still reeling from the Second World War. In London’s most infamous district, teddy boys and thugs found enterprises off the back of home-grown rock ‘n’ roll talent, desperate to get their slice of the piece. One such business is Mojo, an illegal but popular America inspired club run by ... Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Spamlot’ starring Warwick Davis

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Based on the iconic 1970s comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a bizarre and satirical reimaging of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Spoofing everything from Andrew Lloyd-Webber to its own inspiration, the musical rattles through the story of the hunt for the Holy Grail at breakneck spread, with barely a moments rest for either the audience or cast alike. The current show is revision of the original Broadway ... Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Houdini’ starring Evanna Lynch

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Houdini the play follows the lives of Harry and Theo Houdini as they attempt to make a name for themselves in the world of magic and illusion. Starting shortly before Harry meets his wife, Bess, the audience is taken on a whistle stop tour of Harry’s rise to the top whilst Theo is left to struggle on in his shadow. Written by Stuart Brennan, who plays Theo in the show, the story seems to focus ... Read More »

Theater Review: ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ starring Daniel Radcliffe

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Dark comedy, so celebrated amongst British audiences, is no easy achievement. The on-the-nose content can often be too hard hitting for the comedy to fly but this is of no concern for director Michael Grandage as the latest production in his star-studded West End season proves an enormous success. The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is an outrageous comedy set in 1934 and based on the small Aran island of Inishmaan, off the coast of Western ... Read More »

Theater Review: ‘The Moment of Truth’ starring Bonnie Wright

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The revival of little known plays by highly regarded playwrights is always an interesting affair. On the one hand, it is great to blow away the cobwebs and bring back to life old texts whilst on the other, is the wonder as to whether there was a reason the play never took off in the first place. For Peter Ustinov’s The Moment of Truth, last produced professionally in 1951, the latter doubt isn’t an issue. Exploring warfare ... Read More »