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Welcome to the Play Review …

The Play Review is a podcast providing reviews of productions that I have seen in my regular theatre-going. Since May 2023 I have been joined by Jodi Rilot as the co-presenter on The Play Review. Jodi is an avid-theatre goer – and I mean very avid! – as well as a director and an actor in community theatre.

This is Jodi and me at a press night at the Old Vic.

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Recent reviews include:

Clyde’s

Clyde’s

by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Lynette Linton

Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London
November 2023
Elephant

Elephant

by Anoushka Lucas

Directed by Jess Edwards

Bush Theatre, London
October 2023
Pygmalion

Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Richard Jones

Old Vic Theatre, London
September 2023
God of Carnage

God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza

Directed by Nicholai La Barrie

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London
September 2023
The Effect

The Effect

by Lucy Prebble

Directed by Jamie Lloyd

National Theatre, London
September 2023
The Pillowman

The Pillowman

by Martin McDonagh

Directed by Matthew Dunster

Duke of York’s Theatre, London
August 2023
Dear England

Dear England

by James Graham

Directed by Rupert Goold

National Theatre, London
August 2023
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Rebecca Frecknall

Almeida Theatre, London
21 July 2023
Private Lives

Private Lives

by Noël Coward

Directed by Michael Longhurst

Donmar Theatre, London
18th May 2023
The Circle

The Circle

by Somerset Maugham

Directed by Tom Littler

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, Surrey
18th May 2023
Romeo and Julie

Romeo and Julie

by Gary Owen

Directed by Rachel O’Riordan

National Theatre, London
11th March 2023
Medea

Medea

by Euripides; Adapted by Robinson Jeffers

Directed by Dominic Cooke

Soho Place, London
17th February 2023
Paradise Now!

Paradise Now!

by Margaret Perry

The Bush Theatre, London
24th January 2023
Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Paul Miller

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
6th January 2023
Othello

Othello

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Clint Dyer, with Giles Terera as Othello

National Theatre
28th December 2022
Mary

Mary

by Rona Munro

Hampstead Theatre
8th November 2022
All of Us

All of Us

a new play by Francesca Martinez

National Theatre
20th September 2022
The Seagull

The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov

Harold Pinter Theatre
14th September 2022