by Laura Kressly
What would happen if Napoleon didn’t die on Saint Helena? What if he managed to not be imprisoned at all? This amusing Monty Python-esque, revisionist history suggests that with his doppelganger in exile, Napoleon tries to regain power in Belgium but is thwarted by supporter disbelief, poverty and the love of a melon seller. The comedy is punchy but the story is sparse, making for a joyful but baffling show.
by guest critic Lucy Bailie
Grief is unfortunately inevitable for us all, but what we don’t know is how it will affect us. We could sink to the bottom of a black hole and see no way out, or we could decide to live as a seven-foot tiger for the rest of our lives.
by guest critic Gregory Forrest
The night before Parliament votes on Section 28, an amendment to the Local Government Act which prevents schools or similar local authorities from promoting homosexuality, Magaret Thatcher finds herself in a Soho nightclub. This is the fabulous premise to the now iconic drag cabaret: Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho.
by guest critic Tom Brocklehurst
Sometimes you catch a show on it’s way to greatness, which is one of the joys of seeing shows at an early stage. However, if they’re not advertised as work-in-progress, the audience can leave feeling shortchanged and disappointed.
by guest critic Serena Ramsey
One in three women will have an abortion at some point in their life. The chances are excellent that you know someone who has had one, but being such a taboo subject, we are conditioned to not discuss it.
by an anonymous guest critic
Stephanie Jacob’s new play Again could be a traditional comedy-drama about the trials and tribulations of a family. However, Jacobs employs a clever dramaturgical device as well as using flashbacks in order to tell this story of a family of four.
by guest critic Amy Toledano
To say that Assmonkey: In Conversation is a show like any other at the Vaults is doing it a disservice. Original, laugh-out-loud funny, and at times touching, this show, created and performed by Sophia Del Pizzo, is something not to be missed.