Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Review: God of Soho

Shakespeare’s Globe, London SE1

    This contemporary, rambling, occasionally witty new work by Chris Hannan is set in the sex saturated heart of London's Soho. But it opens in Heaven where Big God (Phil Daniels) - a cockney geezer of a deity - is losing touch with all he surveys, including his daughter Clem, aka the Goddess of Love, who, spurned by her lover New God, falls to Earth where she rubs shoulders with the grubby groundlings fixated on shallow celebrity culture.

    Hannan's target is not exactly original, nor are most of his observations. And as this whirligig of a show - directed with flare by Raz Shaw - unfolds, you begin to wonder what the Globe's artistic director, Dominic Dromgoole, saw in the script. Was it that with the talent-challenged celeb Teresa (Jade Williams) he saw a satire about our fame-obsessed times? If so Hannan deserves hardly any credit for hitting this barn door-sized target with unerring accuracy.

The Jewish Chronicle

Reviews: King Lear

John Nathan

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Reviews: King Lear
Theatre

The comics' Talmudist

Elisa Bray

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The comics' Talmudist
Theatre

Kindertransport

John Nathan

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kindertransport
Theatre

Review: The Last Five Years

John Nathan

Friday, November 11, 2016

Review: The Last Five Years
Theatre

Review: The Dresser

John Nathan

Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: The Dresser
Theatre

Review: The Boys in the Band

John Nathan

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: The Boys in the Band
The Jewish Chronicle

Review: Dead Funny

John Nathan

Friday, November 11, 2016

Review: Dead Funny
Theatre

Review: Ragtime

John Nathan

Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: Ragtime
Theatre

Review: Travesties

John Nathan

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: Travesties