Even the pandemic didn’t stop me from seeing plays. I became a streaming theatre queen but nothing can ever replace the buzz of being in a live space and slurping down a cheeky G&T in the interval. Here are the five theatre shows I think are worth checking out this February.
Linck and Mulhahn, Hampstead Theatre (27 January to 4 March)
I’ve seen this and found it compelling although it does take a while to find its feet. If we want more diverse and representative storytelling then bums on seats count. This is a love story inspired by a real like 18th century gender pioneering couple. It features an inspired performance by Maggie Bain who is a non binary actor. Read my full review here, click here to be taken to the theatre website.
Women, Beware the devil, Almeida Theatre (11 February to 25 March
I like the plays the Almeida put on, apart from revivals but I don’t really like those anywhere except of course if it is Medea! Click here to buy a ticket.
Medea, Soho Place (10 February to 22 April)
Euripides wrote a winner, and I can’t wait to see how Sophie Okonedo tackles the central role. I saw her as Cleopatra at the National Theatre in 2019 and I was transfixed. I will be attending the press night on the 17 February so a review will follow. Remember, there’s not a bad seat in the house. I saw As You Like It There and had a cheap seat but my view was first class! If you want to purchase tickets then click here.
Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Howard Pinter theatre (18 January to 18 March)
This is a play with an interesting premise, about what happens when you’re limited to the number of words you can say a day. How do you say I love you? Lemons Lemons Lemons is billed as a rom com and stars Jena Coleman and Aiden Turner. I plan on seeing this, click here for more info.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge, The National Theatre (9 February to 25 March)
I have had friends who’ve seen previews and are raving about this. It’s a muscial, but before you switch off and say nope, hear me out. I asked what exactly does musical mean and essentially, said friend said it reminded her of Blood Brothers. There’s lots of dialogue and some songs. I can deal with that. From the national website, it is described as: “a love letter to Sheffield and a history of modern Britain told through the stories of one iconic estate, Standing at the Sky’s Edge charts the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades.” If you want to join me in buying a ticket, click here.