Karen Bussell

South West reviewer

Biographical information to follow.

Latest reviews

Harry Humberstone as Harry, Paul Blakemore

Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears

Devised by Andrew Kingston, Harry Humberstone, Emma Keaveney-Roys, Lotte Allan, Adam Fuller and Matthew Whittle (The Wardrobe Theatre at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

A Cautionary Tale

Kate Ellis (Rabblerouse Theatre at The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Simon Lipkin 'Mr Poppy' and Daniel Boys 'Mr Maddens' and the children of St Bernadette's, Richard Davenport

Nativity! The Musical

Debbie Isitt (Birmingham Repertory Theatre at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Horatio (Gavan Ring), Gravedigger (Brian Bannatyne-Scott) and Hamlet (David Butt Philip), Richard Hubert Smith

Hamlet

Composer: Brett Dean; libretto by Matthew Jocelyn (Glyndebourne at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Helen Keeley and Jack Hardwick, Sheila Burnett

Private Lives

Noël Coward (London Classic Theatre at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Sachli Gholamalizad (and mother), Sarah Oyserman

A Reason To Talk

Sachli Gholamalizad (Kunstz, KVS, and Richard Jordan Productions with Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Big in Belgium and Summerhall at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Ben Forster and Ensemble,

Elf

Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum (Michael Rose for Elf The Musical Ltd in association with Bord Cais Energy Theatre (a Theatre Royal Plymouth production) at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Nicky Swift as Shirley Valentine,

Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell (The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Yvette Boakye,  Heather Agyepong, Yasmin Mwanza, Pamela Raith Photography

Girls

Theresa Ikoko (Talawa Theatre Company, Hightide and Martha Rose Wilson at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell

Adam Best (Brack) & Lizzy Watts (Hedda Gabler) in Hedda Gabler, BrinkhoffMögenburg

Hedda Gabler

Patrick Marber from the original by Henrik Ibsen (National Theatre at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth).
Reviewer: Karen Bussell