June Review 2018 includes Moderate Soprano, Shebeen, I Know You of Old, Fun Home and more

The Review Chap’s June Review 2018
Here are my brief thoughts and stars for the shows I’ve seen in June. Some shows have been reviewed more fully already, and some may appear in the future.

★★★★★I Know You of Old – Katzpace
Golem Theatre’s alternative to Much Ado About Nothing made a one-night visit to London after successful performances at the RSC’s Dell. Excellent performances from David Fairs, Conor O’Kane and Zena Carswell, together with tighter direction from Anna Marsland.

★★★★Quiz – Noel Coward Theatre – second visit
James Graham’s wonderfully clever interactive play about the coughing Major on TV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

★★★★It’s Only Life – Union Theatre – see review
Smart, elegant, musical revue based on the work of John Bucchino from Katy Lipson’s Aria Entertainment.

★★★★★Guy – The Musical – Bunker Theatre – see review
A musical exploration of the joys of Grindr! Clever, witty writing and some good musical performances.

★★★★★The Moderate Soprano – Duke of York’s Theatre – see review
Complete theatrical joy.  Beautiful performances from a wonderful ensemble, especially Roger Allam.

★★★★★Legally Blonde – New Wimbledon Theatre – see review
Seriously fun, feel-good touring production of this well-loved musical. Excellent performances especially from Rita Simons.

★★★Fun Home – Young Vic Theatre
An engaging musical based on the life story of American illustrator, Alison Bechdel. Hard-hitting, engaging performances in this unusual take on a musical.

★★★★Shebeen – Theatre Royal Stratford East – see review
A fascinating insight into the lives of the Windrush generation as they first arrived in the United Kingdom. Tremendous performances in an emotionally-charged and quite shocking play.

★★★★★The Rink – Southwark Playhouse – second and third visit - see review
Kander and Ebb’s musical with Caroline O’Connor and Gemma Sutton is pure Broadway gold! Supported by a wonderful ensemble, this is pure magic and razzmatazz, especially the tap routine on roller skates, brilliantly choreographed by Fabian Aloise. West End transfer, please!

Looking forward to next month with Prom Queen, Fat Jewels, It Happened in Key West, Two for the Seesaw, Locked Up, Give my Regards to Broadway and, no doubt, many more along the way!