Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Review: Lemony Snicket's Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming

Roundhouse Studio, London NW1

    Michael Lambourne puts in a fine performance as Latke, the title role in this adaptation of the Lemony Snicket children’s book, in which a frustrated potato pancake attempts to assert his Chanucah identity in a Christmassy world.

    Olivia Jacob’s YaD Arts production — which was co-commissioned by the Jewish Community Centre for London — is a gem of a children’s show. Despite its handmade feel, there is nothing roughly hewn about it.

    Slickly performed by a cast of five, Christmas paraphernalia, and even war between Antiochus and the Maccabees, are wittily portrayed with the use of knitted hats and chunky vegetables.

    You know something is going right when noisy members of the audience are not shushed by adults, but by other children. (Tel: 0844 482 8008)

The Jewish Chronicle

Review: After October

John Nathan

Review: After October
Theatre

Review: The Last Five Years

John Nathan

Review: The Last Five Years
Theatre

Review: The Dresser

John Nathan

Review: The Dresser
The Jewish Chronicle

School of Rock

John Nathan

School of Rock
The Jewish Chronicle

Review: Dead Funny

John Nathan

Review: Dead Funny
Theatre

Review: Ragtime

John Nathan

Review: Ragtime
The Jewish Chronicle

Reviews: King Lear

John Nathan

Reviews: King Lear
Theatre

The comics' Talmudist

Elisa Bray

The comics' Talmudist
Theatre

Kindertransport

John Nathan

Kindertransport