Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Published in Mail on Sunday on September 1, 2018

This 1982 cult musical has always been a potty favourite: hapless florist Seymour cultivates an alien plant with an appetite for human flesh – a Faustian pact that wins him fame, fortune and Audrey, the girl of his dreams. Continue reading “Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre”

Review: Peter Pan, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Published in The Independent on May 22, 2015

Neverland is a great fit for this outdoor theatre, but Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel’s production offers us another world too: the familiar story is framed by scenes in a First World War field hospital evoked by a grey and raggedly deconstructed set. Escaping into J.M. Barrie’s fantasy world is a way of escaping the misery – or is it where the our boys end up if they’re unlucky in the trenches? The metaphor isn’t quite clear. Continue reading “Review: Peter Pan, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre”