Laura Jones

Laura Jones Laura Jones is a huge fan of theatre and sees as many productions she can cram into her schedule. Formerly a film critic, she now writes for several websites acting as Deputy Theatre Editor for Be The Red Carpet and Theatre Critic for West End Frame and Everything Theatre. You can find her at everything from musicals and operas to comedy or dramas.



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BWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome CasinoBWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome Casino
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Garrick TheatreBWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Garrick Theatre
Posted: Nov. 9, 2018


BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Posted: Dec. 7, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: Apr. 30, 2018


BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Posted: Aug. 31, 2018


BWW Review: PACK OF LIES, Menier Chocolate FactoryBWW Review: PACK OF LIES, Menier Chocolate Factory
Posted: Oct. 2, 2018


BWW Review: PETER PAN, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: PETER PAN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Posted: May. 25, 2018


BWW Review: KING LEAR, Duke of York's TheatreBWW Review: KING LEAR, Duke of York's Theatre
Posted: Jul. 27, 2018


BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: Jun. 28, 2018


BWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome CasinoBWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome Casino
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
December 7, 2018

In the intimate candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe, Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus has once again been brought to life on the London stage. In this version however, director Paulette Randall has switched the lead's gender, with Jocelyn Jee Esien taking on the role of the ambitious and knowledgeable Faustus.

BWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome CasinoBWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome Casino
November 30, 2018

It's been six years since the release of Magic Mike, produced by and starring Channing Tatum as the lead stripper of a Florida strip club. Since then, Magic Mike has spawned a sequel, a live show in Las Vegas in 2017 and now a live show at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, created and directed by Tatum himself.

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Garrick TheatreBWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Garrick Theatre
November 9, 2018

First seen in Stratford more than two years ago, the RSC's production of Don Quixote has finally transferred to London's West End.

BWW Review: HONOUR, Park TheatreBWW Review: HONOUR, Park Theatre
October 31, 2018

Joanna Murray-Smith's play Honour has enjoyed a run on Broadway and was first staged at the National Theatre in 2003 before it was revived again in 2006 at the Wyndham's Theatre. The latest production is staged at the Park Theatre's larger 200 capacity venue.

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, Royal Albert Hall
October 25, 2018

Watching any of the Harry Potter movies is a magical experience, loved by children and adults of all ages. But watching the film while the music is played by a live orchestra in the majestic setting of the Royal Albert Hall is an event like no other.

BWW Review: PACK OF LIES, Menier Chocolate FactoryBWW Review: PACK OF LIES, Menier Chocolate Factory
October 2, 2018

Hugh Whitemore's slow-burning dramedy Pack of Lies, is based on the real life events that surrounded a family living in Ruislip who discover that their best friends and neighbours may not be who they think they are.

BWW Review: THE OTHER PLACE, Park TheatreBWW Review: THE OTHER PLACE, Park Theatre
September 25, 2018

Following a successful off-Broadway and Broadway run in 2011 and 2013 respectively, and Tony Award nominations, Sharr White's The Other Place has transferred to London's Park Theatre for its UK Premiere.

BWW Review: THE WOODS, Royal Court TheatreBWW Review: THE WOODS, Royal Court Theatre
September 13, 2018

Entering the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, you're suddenly in a dark, damp forest. Trees are all are around and there's wood chipping, leaves and sticks all over the floor as you make your way to your seats, thanks to Naomi Dawson's innovative and atmospheric design.

BWW Review: THE HUMANS, Hampstead TheatreBWW Review: THE HUMANS, Hampstead Theatre
September 7, 2018

Stephen Karam's The Humans won numerous awards during its off-Broadway and 2016 Broadway run, picking up four wins out of six nominations at the Tony Awards. Now the New York cast and director, Joe Mantello, have transferred over to the Hampstead Theatre for its autumn term.

BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
August 31, 2018

Love's Labour's Lost is one of Shakespeare's earlier comedies and has never been one of his more popular plays. Even attempts to make it more appealing by Kenneth Branagh in 2000 by turning it into a musical did little to sway public opinion. Nick Bagnall's production focuses more on slapstick comedy than it does on passion and romance.

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Duke of York's TheatreBWW Review: KING LEAR, Duke of York's Theatre
July 27, 2018

Following on from a hugely successful run at Chichester, Sir Ian McKellen is back in the title role of King Lear, in the same theatre in which he made his West End debut in 1964. The Duke of York's is decidedly bigger than the Minerva, but with the addition of a walkway through the centre of the auditorium reducing the theatre capacity substantially, there's a much more intimate feel.

BWW Review: PITY, Royal Court TheatreBWW Review: PITY, Royal Court Theatre
July 20, 2018

Playwright Rory Mullarkey is back with another show at the Royal Court Theatre, following on fromhis2014 production, The WolfFromthe Door. At the start ofPity, it seems like an ordinary day in a quiet town somewhere in England but, as the synopsis on the back of the play text quite literally warns, 'what happens next verges on the ridiculous'.

BWW Review: GENESIS INC, Hampstead TheatreBWW Review: GENESIS INC, Hampstead Theatre
June 29, 2018

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first test tube baby, and Jemma Kennedy's new play at the Hampstead Theatre, Genesis Inc., centres around a group of people seeking the much sought after (and costly) help of one of the leading experts in fertility.

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Shakespeare's Globe
June 28, 2018

In this latest production of The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare's Globe, director Blanche McIntyre takes on the tricky task of guiding the audience from tragedy and despair to comedy and finally a classic fairy taleending.

BWW Review: CONSENT, Harold Pinter TheatreBWW Review: CONSENT, Harold Pinter Theatre
May 31, 2018

Nina Raine's Consent first premiered last year at the National Theatre, before the #MeToo movement happened and the change that it has brought about in society. The topic of consent is extremely relevant today and the production's transfer to the West End is timely, offering those who may have seen it at the National a whole new perspective.

BWW Review: PETER PAN, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: PETER PAN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
May 25, 2018

Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel's production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, three years after it first captivated audiences - young and old.

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Royal Albert Hall
April 30, 2018

Even those who have never seen a Harry Potter movie will recognise Hedwig's Theme, the song that has become an anthem for Potter fans around the world. The second in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, recently stopped at the Royal Albert Hall following a hugely successful live concert of the first movie (The Philosopher's Stone) last year.

BWW Review: MARY STUART, Almeida TheatreBWW Review: MARY STUART, Almeida Theatre
December 17, 2016

A coin toss at the start of each performance determines whether Lia Williams or Juliet Stevenson plays the role of Mary Stuart. The winner plays Queen Elizabeth I, while the loser takes on the role of Mary Queen of Scots. At the performance I saw, Stevenson was Elizabeth and Williams Mary. Both women appear as mirror images of each other, both dressed identically until the toss of the coin decides their fate.

BWW Review: RENT, St James TheatreBWW Review: RENT, St James Theatre
December 14, 2016

Twenty years after it first premiered off Broadway, Jonathan Larson's iconic musical Rent has made a much anticipated return to the London stage. Following a group of artists living in New York City's East Village in the 1990's, struggling to pay the Rent, maintain their relationships and friendships and a number of them dealing with their HIV diagnosis, it is often wondered if audiences will still connect with the tribulations the characters go through. However the themes of loss, community, friendship and love are as prominent now as they were over two decades ago.

BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS, Playhouse Theatre, 10 November 2016BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS, Playhouse Theatre, 10 November 2016
November 12, 2016

Director Stephen Daldry's production ofJ B Priestly's An Inspector Calls, was first seen 24 years ago at the National Theatre in 1992 and has finally returned to London's West End after a long UK tour.



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