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: MOTHER OF HIM, Park TheatreBWW Review: MOTHER OF HIM, Park Theatre
Posted: Sep. 25, 2019


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BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: May. 29, 2019


BWW Review: THE PRICE, Wyndham's TheatreBWW Review: THE PRICE, Wyndham's Theatre
Posted: Feb. 12, 2019


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: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: Oct. 25, 2018


BWW Review: OUR TOWN, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: OUR TOWN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Posted: May. 23, 2019


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


BWW Review: MOTHER OF HIM, Park Theatre
September 25, 2019

Based on a true story, Evan Placey's debut play Mother of Him tells the story of a Canadian teenager under house arrest while he waits for his hearing. We eventually discover that Matthew (Scott Folan) has raped several girls at a sorority house along with a friend. Although we don't see the world outside - every time the front door opens, there are flashes from the paparazzi cameras and shouts from journalists who are camped outside the family home.

BWW Review: EUROPE, Donmar Warehouse
June 28, 2019

Michael Longhurst's inaugural production as Artistic Director at the Donmar Warehouse is David Greig's Europe, 25 years after it was first staged at the Traverse in Edinburgh. Written during the break-up of Yugoslavia, Longhurst's production is still just as relevant, with differing views on Europe dominating the news every single day.

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare's Globe
May 29, 2019

There's something magical about watching Shakespeare at the Globe theatre, especially on a sunny summer evening. The Merry Wives of Windsor is an intricate play with various subplots and a multitude of characters and in this production, director Elle While places a 1930s spin on things.

BWW Review: OUR TOWN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
May 23, 2019

The first production for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's summer 2019 season is a revival of Thornton Wilder's 1938 play, Our Town. It's a show that is constantly being revived, particularly popular in the United States where the play is set. It was last on the London stage at the Almeida in 2014 in a production directed by David Cromer.

BWW Review: THE BAY AT NICE, Menier Chocolate Factory
March 20, 2019

Over 30 years after it first premiered at the National Theatre, David Hare's The Bay at Nice is back in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

BWW Review: THE PRICE, Wyndham's Theatre
February 12, 2019

Arthur Miller is certainly popular this season, with The Price currently at the Wyndham's Theatre, The American Clock and All My Sons both at the Old Vic in the next few weeks, and Death of a Salesman due to open in May at the Young Vic. Miller productions are all the rage in London right now!

BWW Review: THE CONVERT, Young Vic
December 15, 2018

The movie Black Panther was one of the most talked about films of 2018, becoming the highest-grossing solo superhero film and the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time. Now two of the stars of the film are working together again in The Convert at the Young Vic.

BWW 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Theatre
July 20, 2018

Playwright Rory Mullarkey is back with another show at the Royal Court Theatre, following on from his 2014 production, The Wolf From the Door. At the start of Pity, 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 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.



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