Theatre Reviews

Our theatre reviews aim to bring you the latest and best performances of plays, dance and music. Ink Pellet celebrates the country’s vibrant regional theatres – from performances of the classics and set texts, to new plays that will inspire and support you.

Once again, we have a merry band of discerning teachers who visit plays in their town (sometimes earning themselves a free programme and interval drink)to review for the magazine.

We’ll also review something you might like – just for sheer pleasure! If you would like to join our panel of reviewers, please join in or email the editor Lesley.finlay@inkwellpress.co.uk

  1. Theatre Review: The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Unicorn Theatre

    Theatre Review: The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Unicorn Theatre  

    I wasn’t really sure what to expect of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, because I didn’t know what the play was about. I did have knowledge of Bertolt Brecht, however, as I had studied some of his techniques in my drama lessons at school. In the play, a kingdom is torn apart by war, and the royal […]

  2. Theatre Review: The Railway Children – Kings Cross Theatre

    Theatre Review: The Railway Children – Kings Cross Theatre  

    This wonderful, imaginative and eye-catching production has rightly won awards aplenty and extended its run at the specially-built theatre at Kings Cross Station.

  3. Theatre Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong – on tour

    Theatre Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong – on tour  

    If there was ever evidence needed that an actor’s lot is hard work, here it is. This physical production brings clowning, slapstick and acrobatics together in a hilarious fast-paced laugh out loud couple of hours. Created by Mischief Theatre, the team behind The Play that Goes Wrong, the same mayhem follows as Conley Polytechnic Drama […]

  4. Theatre review: Henry IV Part I – Royal Shakespeare Company on tour

    Theatre review: Henry IV Part I – Royal Shakespeare Company on tour  

    Funny how knowledge of Shakespeare is shaped by which play you study at school.  For me, this was The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet (thank goodness). Later came the discovery of King Lear, Othello, Macbeth; and now as editor of Ink Pellet, I have been fortunate enough to see many more (Much Ado, The Tempest […]

  5. Theatre review: Once

    Theatre review: Once  

    Review by E Mountfort I have to confess that I am not a big fan of musicals. I understand why students like The Lion King (maybe because of the film) and it does seem to be the case that if a play doesn’t have music it’s boring. I have bitter memories of this. So it […]

  6. Theatre review: One Man Two Guvnors

    Theatre review: One Man Two Guvnors  

    Anne Evelyn finally got around to seeing One Man Two Guvnors and found the praise due indeed...

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    Lesley Finlay joined a spell-bound audience at this wonderful play....

  8. Theatre review: My Perfect Mind

    Theatre review: My Perfect Mind  

    Lesley Finlay enjoyed delving in My Perfect Mind, as Told by an Idiot...

  9. Twelfth Night: Open Air Theatre

    Twelfth Night: Open Air Theatre  

    The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre landed another vibrant classic with its retelling of one Shakespeare's trickier comedies...

  10. Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby by Samuel Beckett; Purcell Room Southbank Centre

    Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby by Samuel Beckett; Purcell Room Southbank Centre  

    LESLEY FINLAY was spell-bound by a Samuel Beckett trilogy....