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Giant Olive Theatre in the News:

Stage

16 Sep 2014

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director steps down

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15 Sep 2014

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre appoints a new Artistic Director

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Stage

21st Feb 2014

"Lion and Unicorn Theatre transfers lease to secure fringe venue’s future."

The Stage Read more

 

17th Oct 2013

"On the one hand there are a growing number of other small-scale festivals, such as GoLive"

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian Read more

The Times

14th Sep 2013 "Debra Craine - Dance

The Times Read more

9th Sep 2013 "From critic to curator"

The Stage Read more

9th Sep 2013 "Debra Craine - Dance

The Times Read more

9th Sep 2013 "If it’s worth seeing, Hutera has seen it, and he’s cherry-picked a range of favourites for GOlive."

Metro Read more

London Dance

3rd Sep 2013 "GOlive at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre"

London Dance Read more

London Dance 13 May 2013 "London Dance announces Giant Olive's collaboration with Cloud Dance Sundays at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre"

London Dance Read more
CNJ Theatre

7 Mar 2013 Interview with playwright Barrie Keeffe about SUS at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre

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Evening Standard

28 Jan 2013 The new play, Impotent, is very funny

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The Independent

22 May 2012 " Observations: If only Irving Berlin had had broadband"

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Metro 22 May 2012 "Jonathan Kydd: My break came playing a cockney cat"

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Guardian Theatre Review

19 May 2012 "Music hall star Dan Leno is the star of a new musical"

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Kentishtowner

12 Mar 2012 "Why It Matters - Giant Olive at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre"

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The Stage Theatre

18 Aug 2011 "I'll Show You Mine Press Night"

Scene Around Town, Read more

Evening Standard

17 Aug 2011 "Theatre Festival puts Women in the spotlight"

Entertainment, The Evening Standard Read more

8 Aug 2011 "the Lion roars once more".

Parakiaki Features The Gaea Festival

Off West End Awards

4 Aug 2011 Beauty Is Prison-Time nominated by the Off West End.com Theatre Awards for

- Most Promising New Playwright
- Best Female Performer
- Best Director Read more

Evening Standard

20 Jul 11 ""Francesca Hull and Gabriella Ellis will be interviewed on Aug 1 at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre.."
Showbiz News, The Evening Standard

West End Extra 12 May 11 "Giant Olive theatre company back following a refit of their base in the Lion and Unicorn" - West End Extra
BBC Theatre 16 April 11 "BBC Russia Features ZIP: Gun & Knife Crime" - BBC News
The Stage Theatre 13 April 11 "Lion & Unicorn announces reopening season" - The Stage
The Stage Theatre

19 Jan 11 "Great news’ as Lion and Unicorn readies for major refurb" The Stage

Ham & High Theatre 27 Feb 11 "Round of applause goes up as theatre pub saved." Ham & High
CNJ Theatre 24 Feb 11 “All our fans can look forward to an even lovelier atmosphere.”   Camden New Journal
camden Gazette Theatre 22 Feb 11 "One of London’s most up-and-coming fringe theatre companies" Camden Gazette
Morning Advertiser Theatre 09 Feb 11 "Geronimo buys former Pubs 'n' Bars site" Morning Advertiser
LondonDance 28 Jan 11 'Giant Olive closing Gala' London Dance
BBC Theatre 02 Aug 10 "UK's gun and knife crime problem tackled by young actors ." BBC News
Islington Tribune Theatre 22 Jul 10 "MORE than 200 acts are set to perform at this year’s Camden Fringe festival – and many of the shows are well suited to the locality." Islington Tribune
West End Extra Theatre 3 Jun 10 ''Celebrity line-up to help set-up a gun and knife crime theatre workshop called Zip" West End Extra
CNJ Theatre 17 Jun 10 Ask Ray Shell why his latest project is called ZIP and he replies: “ZIP is like the sound of a bullet through the air... and like the way gun and knife crime shuts off your life, zips it away.” Camden New Journal
Theatre Timeout London "The Giant Olive Theatre Company looks after the bill at this intimate pub theatre with artistic director George Sallis at the helm" Time Out London
Last Minute Theatre 14 Dec 09 "I have it on good authority from our theatre peeps that this production is definitely worth popping along to if you want to get a taste of something truly memorable and dramatic this Christmas." LastMinute.com
CNJ Theatre 12 Nov 09 "The Lion and Unicorn is an excellent fringe theatre, largely because of its ambitious resident company, Giant Olive..." Camden New Journal
CNJ Theatre

2 Sep 10 "Councillors praise young actors in ZIP: A Streetdance Musical" Camden New Journal

Evening Standard Theatre News - Camden Fringe - ES
Islington Tribune Theatre ZIP - Islington Tribune - 3 June
camden Gazette Theatre News - Pub theatre's future saved - Gazette
The Stage Theatre News - The Stage
camden Gazette Theatre News - Curtains for pub theatre - Gazette
CNJ Theatre News - Show's Over? - CNJ
Off West End Theatre Amy Molloy Interviewed - Off West End
LondonDance POP8 - Londondance
Theatre Timeout London News - Antonia - Time Out
Irish News Theatre 'What Kitty did next' - Irish News
West End Extra Theatre Oliver Twist - West End Extra
Indie London Theatre Oliver Twist extends run - IndieLondon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

Giant Olive Theatre Reviews:

The Observer

theatretheatretheatretheatre 1st Jun 2014 "A night to remember"

Luke Jennings, The Observer Read more

British Theatre Guide

26 May 2014 "extraordinarily inventive and very funny."

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide Read more

London Dance

23 May 2014 "performances never fall short of exceptional"

Josephine Leask, London Dance Read more

Remote Goat Theatre Review

theatretheatretheatretheatretheatre 25th Apr 2014 "Was enraptured throughout"

Aline Waites, Remotegoat Read more

British Theatre Guide 9 Dec 2013 "ingeniously brought Kipling’s characters alive and created a show that carries a young audience with it as they share these much-loved stories."

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide Read more

Stage

9 Dec 2013 "The cast’s animal movement work is superb."

The Stage Read more

9 Dec 2013 "The children in the audience were utterly captivated throughout, the perfect family show"

Everything Theatre Read more

London Dance

 

 

26th Sep 2013 "I can say without hesitation that The Lion & Unicorn is a great venue for small-scale dance."

Graham Watts, London Dance Read more

theatretheatretheatretheatre25th Sep 2013 "A mixed and intimate evening of work in north London"

Erin Johnson, Bach Track Read more

British Theatre Guide

 

17 Sep 2013"I found new work that was exciting and performances I was impressed by."

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide Read more

16 Sep 2013 "it leaves me reaching and trying and changing my mind, and that is exciting".

Alice Mackenzie, Bellyflop Magazine Read more

15th Sep 2013 "Try everything. Mix it up."

Luke Jennings, The Observer Read more

The Observer

13th Sep 2013 "spellbound by GOlive"

Rebecca Jones, The Kentishtowner Read more

London Dance

13th Sep 2013 "truly deserving of praise"

Laura Dodge, London Dance Read more

Theatre Timeout London

4th Sep 2013 "GOlive - a chance to dance. The three-week event gives more than 50 emerging and established companies and dancers a chance to show their work by staging performances every night at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre."

Time Out London Feature Read more

24 May 2013 "It’s good to know that The Lion and Unicorn is again on the prowl for dance"

Donald Hutera, London Dance Read more

21 May 2013 "All the pieces shown were particularly relevant and memorable."

Jemma Wilson, A Younger Theatre Read more

Whats On Stage

theatretheatretheatretheatre15 Mar 2013 " a powerful piece"

Vicky Ellis, WhatsOnStage Read more

British Theatre Guide

10 Mar 2013 "This is a passionate piece of high quality theatre.

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide Read more

One Stop Arts

theatretheatretheatretheatretheatre 9 Mar 2013 "A play for today"

One Stop Arts Review Read more

Whats On Stage

theatretheatretheatretheatre 1 Feb 2013 "a sparkling freshness"

Carole Gordon, WhatsOnStage Read more

The Stage Theatre

6 Feb 2013 "riotous fun"

Catherine Usher, The Stage Read more

Whats On Stage theatretheatretheatretheatre14 Jan 2013"the evening is a veritable chuckle-fest"
Alison Goldie, WhatsOnStage Read more
One Stop Arts theatretheatretheatretheatretheatre14 Jan 2013 "From start to successful finish Impotent! is a highly enjoyable, entertaining piece of theatre"
Abi Symons, One Stop Arts Read more
Whats On Stage

theatretheatretheatretheatre 12 Nov 2012 " a thoroughly entertaining piece...a near perfect one man show"

Charlotte Pegram, Whatsonstage Read more

One Stop Arts

theatretheatretheatretheatre 12 Nov 2012 "puts the gross into engrossing"

Tom Oakley, One Stop Arts Read more

British Theatre Guide

11 Nov 2012 "Chambers gives a beautifully timed performance that beguiles us"

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide Read more

Remote Goat Theatre Review

theatretheatretheatretheatre 7 Nov 2012 "A thought-provoking and entertaining monologue.. at the excellent Lion and the Unicorn theatre in Kentish Town".

Tristan White, Remotegoat Read more

One Stop Arts

theatretheatretheatretheatre 4 Oct 2012 ""witty, convincing with talent to burn"

Katy Darby, One Stop Arts Read more

One Stop Arts

theatretheatretheatretheatre 17 Sep 2012 "Confessions of a Butterfly is a fitting tribute to this exceptional man".

Oliver Valentine, One Stop Arts Read more

British Theatre Guide

 

13 Sep 2012 "Confessions of a Butterfly forms a worthy tribute"

Howard Loxton, The British Theatre Guide Read more

CNJ Theatre

 

13 Sep 2012 "Salt gives a hauntingly intense impression of Korczak"

Camden New Journal Review of Confessions Of A Butterfly Read more

One Stop Arts

theatretheatretheatretheatre 25 May 2012 "the show bursts into life".

One Stop Arts Review of The Hard Boiled Egg And The Wasp Read more

The Stage Theatre

25 May 2012 "even the blackest scenes drip with humour"

The Stage Review of The Hard Boiled Egg And The Wasp Read more

British Theatre Guide

25 May 2012 "savagely funny"

British Theatre Guide Review of The Hard Boiled Egg And The Wasp Read more

So So Gay

theatretheatretheatretheatre 25 May 2012 "In this ingeniously twisted night of music hall macabre, nothing is what it seems"

SoSoGay Review of The Hard Boiled Egg And The Wasp Read more

Whats On Stage

theatretheatretheatretheatre 9 May 2012 "conjuring theatrical magic from timeless language".

Whats On Stage Review 'As You Like It'
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The Stage Theatre

8 May 2012 "plenty of giggles from this jam-packed audience".

The Stage Review As You Like It Read more

CNJ Theatre

3 May 2012 " There's a way to Will in more accessible As You Like It at the Lion and Unicorn"

Camden New Journal As You Like It
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Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatretheatre 2 May 2012 "the Lion and Unicorn pub is a lovely, intimate space for a Shakespeare production which is small but has plenty of charm and humour"

Time Out Review As You Like It Read more

Kentishtowner

30 Apr 2012 "There was barely a spare seat on our visit, and the room had the atmosphere of a smaller Soho Theatre"

The Kentish Towner Review As You Like It
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Public Reviews Theatre

30 Apr 2012 "directed with a light touch and kept the audience’s interest right till the very last word of the epilogue"

The Public Reviews As You Like It Read more

British Theatre Guide

30 Apr 2012 "brings that feel-good welling of happy tears so typical of Shakespeare's comedies"

British Theatre Guide As You Like It Read more

Remote Goat Theatre Review

theatretheatretheatretheatre 8th April 2012"it's a clean and courageous production fron newly formed Orzu Arts - a group of creative Uzbecks living in london - wanting to share their folklore and heritage - and it worked"

Remotegoat Review Dervish Read more

British Theatre Guide

"This forty-minute retelling of an Uzbek legend is an intriguing opportunity to gain a taste of Uzbek culture mediated through the form of Western theatre"

The British Theatre Guide Dervish Read more

Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatretheatre 23 Jan 2012 "If Radmall's future writing is as strong as this debut, he will be a talent to watch".

Time Out Review of Dance Class Read more

The Stage Theatre

18 Nov 2011 "It’s not often that you see such quality on the London fringe"

The Stage Review of Not About Heroes Read more

Public Reviews Theatre

theatretheatretheatre 18 Nov 2011 "This is fascinating stuff"

The Public Reviews Not About Heroes Read more

Remote Goat Theatre Review

theatretheatretheatretheatre 28 Oct 2011 "Great fun and oddly moving"

Remotegoat Review of An Experiement With An Air Pump Read more

New Scientist

28 Oct 2011 "Medical ethics staged"

New Scientist Review of An Experiment With An Air Pump Read more

So So Gay

theatretheatretheatretheatre 26 Oct 2011 "A provocative and captivating piece of theatre with firm intelligence and heart behind it"

So So Gay Review of An Experiment With An Air Pump Read more

British Theatre Guide

24 Oct 2011 "just as relevant today"

British Theatre Guide Review of An Experiment With An Air Pump Read more

 

24 Oct 2011 "It truly is one of London’s hidden gems".

BackStagePass.biz Review of An Experiment With An Air Pump Read more

Public Reviews Theatre

theatretheatretheatre"This is a beautifully written play"

The Public Reviews An Experiment With An Air Pump Read more

The Stage Theatre

24 Oct 2011 "plenty of horror and intrigue"

The Stage Review of An Experiment With An Air Pump Read more

MOJO

18 Oct 2011 "I'm not quite sure what I've just witnessed here, but I know it was miraculous."

MOJO Review of Sir Henry At Rawlinson End Read more

Remote Goat Theatre Review

theatretheatretheatretheatretheatre 9 Oct 2011 "Ian Breeds did a perfect job with this production"

Remotegoat Review of Dark Tales Read more

CNJ Theatre

25 Aug 2011 "Horton impresses with her stamina and ability in portraying a room full of people"

Camden New Journal Review of I'll Show You Mine - Read more

CNJ Theatre

18 Aug 2011 "Mavroudi's performance is consistantly engaging".

Camden New Journal Review of Beauty Is Prison-Time - Read more

Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatretheatre 16 Aug 2011 "I'll Show You Mine is a delight"

CRITICS CHOICE Time Out Review of 'I'll Show You Mine' Read more

The Stage Theatre

15 Aug 2011 " cheerful ode to growing up, family life and the trials of the transition to adulthood"

The Stage Review of 'I'll Show You Mine' Read more

British Theatre Guide

15 Aug 2011 "Caroline Horton's Rachel tells us her own story from six to puberty and plays all the other characters too"

The British Theatre Guide Review of I'll Show You Mine' Read more

Remote Goat Theatre Review

theatretheatretheatretheatre 12 Aug 2011 "Zoe Mavroudi is an extremely watchable presence on stage"

Remotegoat Review 'Beauty Is Prison-Time' Read more

Remote Goat Theatre Review

theatretheatretheatre 12 Aug 2011 "Caroline Horton did an exceptional job at characterising this story and bringing it to life".

Remotegoat Review of 'I'll Show You Mine' Read more

Islington Gazette Theatre Review

12 Aug 2011 "a moving, thoughtful and profoundly disturbing piece"

Islington Gazette Review 'Beauty Is Prison-Time' Read more

Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatre 9 Aug 2011 "a delicately ensnaring performance"

Time Out Review 'Beauty Is Prison-Time' Read more

British Theatre Guide

8 Aug 2011 "this is a life enhancing experience to share in"

British Theatre Guide Review 'Beauty Is Prison-Time' Read more

AYT

5 Aug 2011"Hugely enjoyable and moving with a lot of humour and heart"
A Younger Theatre Review 'Beauty Is Prison-Time' Read more

The Stage Theatre

5th Aug 2011 "Greek actress Zoe Mavroudi demonstrates what an accomplished performer she is"

The Stage Review 'Beauty Is Prison-Time' Read more

Whats On Stage

theatretheatretheatretheatre 4 Aug 2011 "this is certainly a wonderful celebration of women in theatre"

Whats On Stage Review 'Beauty Is Prison-Time' Read more

CNJ Theatre

2 Jun 2011 "This entertaining production has much to offer".

Camden New Journal Review 'Tom Jones' Read more

The Stage Theatre

31 May 2011 "Jolly, cheeky, deliciously smutty and a very good giggle".

The Stage Review 'Tom Jones' Read more

Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatre 31 May 2011 "the charms of this 'Tom Jones' are hard to resist"

Time Out Review 'Tom Jones' Read more

British Theatre Guide

28 May 2011 "A riot of rollicking fun"

British Theatre Guide Review 'Tom Jones' Read more

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28 May 2011 "Giant Olive Theatre's production of Tom Jones is a hysterical romp through an eighteenth century landscape, incredibly rich in language and fashion".

Extra! Extra! Review 'Tom Jones' Read more

Public Reviews Theatre

theatretheatretheatretheatre  27 May 2011 "This play is like the person whose end of the table you always endeavor to sit at"

The Public Reviews 'Tom Jones' Read more

London Festival Fringe Theatre Logo

theatretheatretheatre 27 May 2011 "Nimbly acted by a cast of only seven, it’s a fun and sexy adaptation of Henry Fielding’s most famous and epic novel".

London Festival Fringe Review 'Tom Jones' Read more

Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatre 27 Oct 2010 "Over the last couple of years, Kentish Town's Lion and Unicorn Theatre has developed a vibrant, varied fringe rep"

Time Out Review 'Trading Faces' Read more

Theatre Timeout London

9 Aug 2010 Critics Choice

Time Out Review 'ZIP: Gun & Knife Crime' Read more

Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatre 21 Dec 2009 "Ray Shell directs an ambitious 20-strong ensemble with crisp confidence"

Time Out Review 'Oliver Twist' Read more

Theatre What's On Stage

theatretheatretheatretheatretheatre 7 Dec 2009 "Genuinely disturbing and totally enthralling".

What'sOnStage Review 'Oliver Twist' Read more

The Stage Theatre

27 Nov 2009 "An intriguing alternative to pantomimes and Christmas shows, Supernatural offers an antidote to festive frolics with a sinister tale full of frights and mystery." 

The Stage Review 'Supernatural' Read more

British Theatre Guide Theatre Logo "This is a portmanteau piece that puts together four separate stories that give a contemporary twist to old favourites of the horror genre." British Theatre Guide Supernatural Review
Remote Goat Theatre Review

"Comic gothic shocker full marks" Remote Goat Supernatural Review

Ham & High Theatre Ham & High Supernatural Review
British Theatre Guide Theatre Logo The British Theatre Guide Supernatural Review
The Stage Theatre The Stage Supernatural Review
Theatre Timeout London theatretheatretheatre Time Out Article
Extra! Extra! Read Extra! Extra! Review
Islington Gazette Theatre Review Islington Gazette Review
CNJ Theatre Camden New Journal Review
The Stage Theatre The Stage Review
Theatre What's On Stage What's On Stage Review
British Theatre Guide Theatre Logo British Theatre Guide Review
Theatre Timeout London theatretheatreTheatre Kitty and Damnation Review Aug 19 2009
Islington Gazette Theatre Review Islington Gazette Review of Kitty and Damnation
CNJ Theatre Camden New Journal Review of Kitty and Damnation
Theatre Timeout London Timeout Review of Kitty and Damnation
Theatre What's On Stage What's On Stage Review of Kitty and Damnation
Remote Goat Theatre Review Remote Goat Review of Kitty and Damnation
British Theatre Guide Theatre Logo British Theatre Guide Review of Kitty and Damnation
The Stage Theatre The Stage Review of Kitty and Damnation
POP8 Reviews:
Theatre Timeout London Critics Choice - POP8 Review June 29 2009
CNJ Theatre "Top-class ballet down the boozer" - Camden New Journal
Guardian Theatre Review Guardian Article
Ham & High Theatre Ham & High Article
  Camden Council Article
LondonDance LondonDance.com Article
Getting Out Reviews:
Remote Goat Theatre Review Remote Goat Review of Getting Out
Theatre What's On Stage

‘This is after all what comedy used to be about!’ - What's On Stage

The Stage Theatre ‘..an enjoyable play by a clearly talented new writer…’ - The Stage
Remote Goat Theatre Review "It's physical theatre par excellence... What more can you ask for?..." - Remote Goat Review
The Stage Theatre "if you’re in search of a little Easter-time enchantment, it might just fit the bill." - The Stage Review
British Theatre Guide Theatre Logo "Dark Tales is a unique work of theatrical magic." - British Theatre Guide Review
Islington Gazette Theatre Review Islington Gazette Review
Theatre Timeout London theatretheatretheatretheatre  A Christmas Carol Review Jan 6 2009
Theatre What's On Stage theatretheatretheatretheatre The Hostess of The Inn Review
Theatre Timeout London

theatretheatretheatre  The Hostess of The Inn Review Nov 24 2008

The Stage Theatre "a thoroughly enjoyable evening" - The Stage
Theatre What's On Stage "a theatre company that is definitely going places" - What's On Stage
Theatre What's On Stage "Spot on" - What's On Stage
Theatre Timeout London "finely executed hilarity from the fringes" - Time Out London
Remote Goat Theatre Review "an excellent step" - Remote Goat
British Theatre Guide Theatre Logo "opulence on a miniscule budget ... energy & pace that fills the venue" - The British Theatre Guide
CNJ Theatre "impressive costumes, set design and casting ... acting, which is frequently superb" - Camden New Journal
Antigone Reviews:
The Stage Theatre The Stage Review of Antigone
Theatre What's On Stage What's On Stage Review of Antigone
Remote Goat Theatre Review Remote Goat Review of Antigone
theatre Theatre Review of The Would Be Gentleman
CNJ Theatre Camden New Journal Review
theatre The Would Be Gentleman Review
Remote Goat Theatre Review Remote Goat Review
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