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Kiaya Phillips

Queen’s garden play review: ‘If you are a fan of the film you would have loved this theatrical rendition’

Honestly, I was more than happy to be spending my hungover Saturday relishing in the summer heat whilst watching Queen’s garden play last weekend...

Romeo and Juliet review: ‘Seamless and brilliantly acted’

If he was trying to build tension then Jamie Lloyd does it well, because I couldn't wait for the play to start. By the time I found my seat I was practically shaking with excitement (and a slight twinge of fear for what was in store). 

The Human Body review: ‘A Socialist exploration of healthcare and romance’

I recently attended my first production at the Donmar (https://cherwell.org/2024/01/24/review-of-tennant-as-macbeth-an-auditory-experience/ - shameless self plug!) and fell in love with the energy of the space...

An Enemy of the People review: ‘Tragic but thought provoking’

Ibsen has re-entered the drama scene with the current production of his classic play An Enemy of the People at the Duke of York...

Dynamic, Chaotic and Physical: Review of Frantic Assembly’s Metamorphosis

"Frantic Assembly takes on a new challenge, taking a decades old Kafka novel, The Metamorphosis, and putting it to the stage in their signature physical theatre style."

A queer exploration of new age romance: ‘Best of Five’ Review

"Watching ‘Best of Five’ felt like I was watching a combination of mine and my friends' university experience playing out in front of me. "

Review of Tennant as Macbeth: An Auditory Experience

"Last week I took a trip to London to see the new production of Macbeth starring David Tennant at Donmar Warehouse."

50s musicals are making a comeback: Review of Guys and Dolls at The Bridge Theatre

"I was lucky enough to go with my family to see a production of Guys and Dolls, which is currently running at the Bridge theatre, London."

A window to the soul

“A window to the soul”I would fix my gaze upon its shuttersPale, dusty blue-greenTarnished edgesAn irritating creakThey’re faulty,Letting unwanted light stream inBlinding me,Or they...


What beauty is thereIn the anger that spills from your lips?After every kissA fightUneven groundI've become so good at telling liesThe droplets fall; I...

“Immersive and interesting”, King Lear at the Wyndham Theatre

Kenneth Branagh has taken on a new project: directing and starring in the Shakespearean classic ‘King Lear’ this winter at the Wyndham Theatre in...

“Surprising, and slightly macabre”: Sampi at the Burton Taylor

A play about friendship, breakdowns, a chicken sandwich, existential questioning and a nosebleed, Sampi at the Burton Taylor Studio is a piece of new...

Angels in America Interview: “Incredibly Challenging”

Kiaya Phillips in conversation with Andrew Raynes (director) and Will Shackleton (who plays Louis) of Happier Year Productions' version of Tony Kushner's award-winning play,...

‘Hamlet’ in the Modern World: Interview with Cast and Crew

Shakespeare is making a return to Oxford's Keble O'Reilly and it’s a big one, Hamlet is back and fresher than ever! When I heard there...