Jimmy Kelly

Jimmy Kelly is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing Masters Programme. He is writing some wordy stuff that in its current state of Platonic conception is basically like totally rad. He is single, non-threatening & enjoys sitting on the couch with a bottle of spirits weeping softly. He can be considered a reasonable practice date before you meet someone taller, hairier & less likely correct your pronunciation - although he has lied about his age & height & frequently gets his various online prosopopoeiae badly muddled. Consequently one of us is probably on the wrong website. If you want help with your English IB his rates are competitive.
All's Well: The Middlemarch Trilogy: Fred and Mary at the Orange Tree Theatre

Lighter than the other parts of Geoffrey Beevers' adaptation of Middlemarch, the story of Fred and Mary is heartwarming, funny, smart and even a smidgen allegorical – just right for Christmas. At the Orange Tree Theatre.

Monday 16th December 2013 Read more...
Surfaces all the Way Down: The Shape of Things at the Arcola Theatre

It's quite possible to find LaBute's play unpleasant, insincere and glib. Yet as this solid revival shows it remains difficult to resist. At the Arcola Theatre.

Wednesday 11th December 2013 Read more...
Presumptuous Royalty: Henry V at the Noël Coward Theatre

Jude Law creates his own boisterous, disingenuous, faintly smug and almost wholly successful version of this most English hero. The last in the Michael Grandage Company's season of five plays at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Thursday 5th December 2013 Read more...
Enough to make you weep: The Anatomy of Melancholy at Ovalhouse Theatre

A superfluity of learned prognostications concerning the diversity of phenomena bracketed beneath the banner of melancholia may lead to the transmutation of the divining witness from a state of live complicity to one of ingracious slumber. At the Ovalhouse Theatre.

 

Wednesday 27th November 2013 Read more...
Less Hell, More Purgatory: Huis Clos (No Exit) at the White Rabbit Theatre

Committed performances don't quite make up for an unimaginative production of this somewhat creaky "existential classic". At the White Rabbit Theatre.

Wednesday 27th November 2013 Read more...
Middlemarch Upwards: Middlemarch – The Doctor's Story at the Orange Tree Theatre

The second part of Geoffrey Beevers' adaptation of Middlemarch is beautifully realised, surpassing the opening piece in his trilogy. At the Orange Tree Theatre.

Tuesday 19th November 2013 Read more...
Sustainable Palm Oil versus Greasy Palms: An Enemy of the People at the New Diorama Theatre

The inventiveness and intelligence of this adaptation of Ibsen outweigh some slightly am-dram production values. At the New Diorama Theatre. 

Monday 11th November 2013 Read more...
Macbeth Goes to the Gym: Macbeth of Fire and Ice at the Arcola Theatre

Macbeth is the god of hellfire and he brings you... fire. And (dry) ice. And blood. Lots and lots of blood. A production which tells it how it is. At the Arcola Theatre. 

Friday 8th November 2013 Read more...
The Never Played Symphonies: The Potsdam Quartet at the Jermyn Street Theatre

There are some amusing lines in this period piece set at the end of the Second World War, but after a bright opening the Potsdam Quartet plays somewhat flat. At the Jermyn Street Theatre. 

Friday 8th November 2013 Read more...
Not as Heavy as You'd Imagine: Middlemarch — Dorothea's Story at the Orange Tree Theatre

A formidably good cast enliven George Eliot's classic text in this skillful and respectful adaptation by Geoffrey Beever. The first part of the trilogy. At the Orange Tree Theatre.

Tuesday 5th November 2013 Read more...
A Medieval Gem: Perle at Soho Theatre

Those who enjoy their 14th century poems about parental grief recapitulated through a combination of mime, monochrome cartoons and old tech will be overjoyed by Perle. At Soho Theatre.

Thursday 31st October 2013 Read more...
Merrily We Roll Along to the Pictures: the first in Digital Theatre's West End Theatre series premieres in London

We head to Cineworld Haymarket for the first in Digital Theatre's West End Theatre series, the premiere screening of Maria Friedman's sell-out production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along.

Thursday 24th October 2013 Read more...
Might work on telly: Code of the West at the Tabard Theatre

A weak narrative, and a style better suited to the screen than to the stage, render this American love story a formulaic romantic comedy — without the laughs. At the Tabard Theatre.

Friday 18th October 2013 Read more...
Dark Wings, Dark Words: Macbeth at Little Angel Theatre

Macbeth, 'red in tooth and claw'. The Bard's tragedy is reimagined as an orgy of ornithocide in this new puppet production for the over twelves. At Little Angel Theatre.

Friday 18th October 2013 Read more...
Muddle, housing bubble and double dip trouble: Macbeth at the Cockpit Theatre

Is this a collateralised debt obligation I see before me? Macbeth makes a killing at the Cockpit Theatre.

Thursday 17th October 2013 Read more...
Insufficiently Harrowing: Ghosts at the Almeida

Richard Eyre's elegant adaptation has won much acclaim elsewhere but some cautious performance choices mean that its unlikely to haunt audiences in the way that it should.

Monday 14th October 2013 Read more...
Never lose it with a kitchen knife in your hand: Iron at Red Lion Theatre

Shuna Snow mesmerises in this revival of Rona Munro's award winning play Iron at the Old Red Lion.

Friday 4th October 2013 Read more...
What are we writing for? Springs Eternal at the Orange Tree Theatre

Receiving its premiere sixty years after being written, Springs Eternal proves there really is hope that any play will one day find its ideal audience. At the Orange Tree Theatre.

Tuesday 1st October 2013 Read more...
Difficult Lovin': The Taming of the Shrew at the Rose, Bankside

Nuance is pecked clean in this bold but somewhat joyless adaptation of the bard's battle of the sexes. At the Rose, Bankside.

Monday 16th September 2013 Read more...
Noli Me Tangere: Cake and Congo at Theatre 503

Laura McCluskey continues to impress with a heartfelt and moving play about lapdancing, trauma and the saving grace of friendship.

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Read more...
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