THEATRE REVIEW: As You Like It starring Alfred Enoch & Leah Harvey @sohoplace

By Neil Durham


WHEN?: Saturday 14 January, runs through 28 January 2023 RUNNING TIME: 180 minutes (with 20-minute interval)

This production of As You Like It by director Josie Rourke is her 1st theatre work for more than 4 years since Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and it is absolutely bursting with ideas

  • Read on for reasons including how there was perhaps 1 idea too many in this intimate and musical As You Like It
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THEATRE REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet starring Alfred Enoch at Shakespeare’s Globe


WHEN?: via livestream 10 July 2021, runs to 17 October 2021

RUNTIME?: 110 minutes (no interval)

There’s a screen above the stage which alternates statements and statistics to highlight the mental health issues raised in this tragedy but also how young people are affected today.

  • Read on for reasons including how this livestream was bedevilled with problems
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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for July 2021 starring Anything Goes

  1. Anything Goes at the Barbican

Sutton Foster replaces Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) in this revival of the classic Cole Porter musical set on a cruise ship starring also Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal (Lettice and Lovage, Menier) and Gary Wilmot (Pantoland at the Palladium) at the Barbican. Runs 23 July through 17 October. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Carousel, Romeo and Juliet and Sir Ian McKellen’s Hamlet
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THEATRE REVIEW: The Picture Of Dorian Grey starring Fionn Whitehead, Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Russell Tovey & Stephen Fry

WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2

WHERE?: Digital production 20 March 2021

HOW TO WATCH: Screening online 16-31 March 2021. UPDATE: Now available to 17 April 2021

You probably recognise Fionn Whitehead from Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning World War Two film Dunkirk but we last saw him onstage at the Old Vic in Queers.

  • Read on for reasons including how it is Enoch’s larger-than-life portrayal that you will remember most from this staged film
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THEATRE REVIEW: Crave starring Alfred Enoch & Erin Doherty

WORTH A LOOK?: **1/2

WHEN?: 2/11/20, runs to 7/11/20 (audience will be online only from 5/11/20)

WHERE?: Chichester Festival Theatre (via Royal Court Theatre online)

RUNTIME: 50 minutes without interval

The 4 main characters in this 1-act play by author Sarah Kane are haunted by subjects including rape, incest, paedophilia, anorexia, drug addiction, mental instability, murder and suicide.

  • Read on for reasons including how this was a brutal introduction to Kane performed engagingly by a fine cast

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t/couldn’t wait for April 2020 starring Dua Lipa

  1. Dua Lipa releases Future Nostalgia LP

Lipa makes the leap from theatres to arenas with the release of this second LP out 3/4/20 although it was actually brought forward a week after it leaked. Her May gigs at London’s O2 have been rescheduled. Tickets┬áThe album is very well named as the 11-song collection weaves 80s hooks into radio-friendly dance floor classics. The sound of a coronavirus-beating summer perhaps? Current single Physical is available to watch below.

  • Read on for reasons including Lady Gaga, Rumer, Jennifer Saunders, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Alphabeat

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THEATRE REVIEW: Red starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch


WHERE: Wyndhams Theatre

WHEN: 5/5, press night 15/5, runs to 28/7/18

There’s a sense of unfinished business about this production which opened at the Donmar in 2009, transferred to Broadway where it won six Tonys but never made it to the West End.

  • Read on for reasons including where you might have seen Alfred Enoch before

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