Becky Brewis

Becky Brewis is the Theatre Editor of One Stop Arts, and also manages the social media for the site. She has written on theatre and culture for the Huffington Post, IdeasTap, A Younger Theatre and Broadway World, and she also works as a facilitator on the Guardian's arts and media Masterclasses programme. For more, and for drawings of aquatic mammals, visit her blog.
Sugarplum doggy: Dogs Don't Do Ballet at the Little Angel Theatre

A playful adaption of Anna Kemp's 2010 children's book of the same name, the puppetry piece Dogs Don't Do Ballet had a sell out run last year. With its unbounded playfulness it's not hard to see why. At the Little Angel Theatre.

Monday 23rd December 2013 Read more...
The Cat in the Hat and all that: Seussical at the Arts Theatre

Multiple stories are woven together – with big numbers and divas added to the mix – in this celebration of all things Seussical. A musical for children at the Arts Theatre.

Tuesday 3rd December 2013 Read more...
Another Hammersmithmas: Jack and the Beanstalk at the Lyric Hammersmith

This year's cracker from the creative team behind the recent string of panto exellence at the Lyric features a smutty dame, a posh boy named Jill and a truly magical beanstalk. At the Lyric Hammersmith. 

Monday 2nd December 2013 Read more...
Tinned Soup on the Strand. Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience at the Charing Cross Hotel, Torquay Suite Theatre

The UK tour of this international success sees a 70s-style meal dished up by Basil, Sybil and Manuel, in an evening of awkward moments, physical comedy and highly dubious cheesecake. At the Charing Cross Hotel: Torquay Suite Theatre.

Friday 29th November 2013 Read more...
Star in Your Own Panto: Once Upon a Christmas in Covent Garden

This Christmas show for adults, by acclaimed theatre company Look Right Look Left, is about as Christmassy as it gets: a fairytale adventure set in the heart of Covent Garden, with elves, magic and a rickshaw ride in the Piazza.

Friday 29th November 2013 Read more...
Rudolf Visits Hemel Hempstead: The Night Before Christmas at the Little Angel Theatre

A lively mix of characterful puppets and traditional festive spirit. This musical children's show brings the old rhyme to life with kids who argue and a Father Christmas who's not always so jolly. At the Little Angel Theatre. 

Wednesday 27th November 2013 Read more...
Win a Family Ticket To Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the Polka Theatre

Tumble down the rabbit hole into a magical Wonderland this winter, with a family ticket to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the Polka Theatre. 

Friday 22nd November 2013 Read more...
Existential Cabaret: No Place To Go at the Gate Theatre

Witty, Obie Award-winning cabaret for our time, about working in an office. Ethan Lipton and his jazz band take a break from the New York lounge scene to appear as part of the Gate Theatre's "These American Lives" season. 

Friday 22nd November 2013 Read more...
London's Top 10 Quirkiest Artefacts

If you were to pick ten artefacts from London's museums, to go on display in your dream cabinet of curiosities, what would you choose? Something to ponder next time you find yourself trolling through your usual haunts. We pick out the city's quirkiest artefacts to get you started. (Okay, the whale might not fit in the cabinet. And the walrus might have to squeeze.) 

Thursday 14th November 2013 Read more...
The grown-ups are not alright: Adult Supervision at the Park Theatre

Sarah Rutherford's new play is a brilliantly claustrophobic comedy about multiculturalism in London. Excellent acting and a tight script make for a highly entertaining evening of witty one-liners, and finely observed characters, which are all the better for occasionally verging on caricature. At the Park Theatre.

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Read more...
Pan's People, blue eyeshadow and Wigan Casino: Third Finger, Left Hand at Trafalgar Studios

Two sisters revisit their memories of growing up in the 1970s as Imogen Stubbs and Amanda Daniels star in Dermot Canavan's two-hander about discos, domestic violence and being a teenager. At Trafalgar Studios.

Wednesday 10th April 2013 Read more...
Metropolitan chic from a rose-eating diva: Lady Rizo at Soho Theatre

New York's cabaret darling comes to London, with her eclectic songbook and foot-long lashes. Lady Rizo's superb voice, together with bawdy jokes, arch femininity and a great deal more glamour and wit besides, make for a captivating late-night show at the Soho Theatre.

Friday 22nd February 2013 Read more...
Oval heads and plastic imaginings: Les Hommes Vides (MimeLondon) at Soho Theatre

The mix of playfulness and mystery is beautiful – a compact piece of innovative theatre from this surreal puppet show for adults. At the Soho Theatre.

Sunday 20th January 2013 Read more...
Creating a new dimension: Plan B (MimeLondon) at Southbank Centre

Four exceptional acrobats take circus in new directions, performing in new dimensions to create a multimedia tour de force as this gravity-defying show returns to MimeLondon. At the Southbank Centre.

Sunday 20th January 2013 Read more...
Not the festive treat it promises: A Christmas Carol at Middle Temple Hall

A superbly Dickensian setting is not enough to sustain this half-hearted musical version of A Christmas Carol. Antic Disposition tell the story of Scrooge to the tunes of classic Victorian carols, but despite the holly, mulled wine and mince pies, this isn't the festive treat it promises to be. At Middle Temple Hall.

Tuesday 25th December 2012 Read more...
Port, cherries and Jammy Dodgers: Red, Like Our Room Used To Feel at Battersea Arts Centre

Red, Like Our Room Used To Feel offers a unique way of experiencing poetry and of getting to know a stranger. A one-on-one performance that blends poetry and recorded music, in a highly intimate experience.

Saturday 15th December 2012 Read more...
Panto powerhouse: Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella, this year's Lyric Hammersmith pantomime from writing duo Joel Horwood and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, could get away with half the laughs and still be completely brilliant. Everything about it is bigger and better than it needs to be – there's not one dame but two of them – as sophisticated comedy writing meets slapstick.

Tuesday 4th December 2012 Read more...
Short plays: Miniaturists 38 at the Arcola

The latest Miniaturists event brings staged performances of fully-formed short plays to the Arcola Theatre. From absurdist drama to monologues, five writers make the short play format their own, in a celebration of getting new writing onto London stages.

Tuesday 27th November 2012 Read more...
Lost in the country: The Dark Earth and the Light Sky at the Almeida

Award-winning playwright Nick Dear's latest play is a sensitive biography of the poet Edward Thomas, telling the story of his friendship with American poet Robert Frost. A strong cast and an intelligent script make this a hugely original take on the First World War and the changes it signalled for literature. At the Almeida.

Thursday 22nd November 2012 Read more...
Babies and fag phlegm: Bones at the Tristan Bates Theatre

Bones is bleak from the outset and, if it's possible to get bleaker than the infanticidal fantasies it opens with, gets bleaker still. A dysfunctional mother and son relationship is the subject of writer Jane Upton's first play at the Tristan Bates Theatre.

Thursday 1st November 2012 Read more...
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