Maryam Philpott

Bio: This blog takes a more discursive and in-depth approach to reviewing a range of cultural activities in London, primarily covering theatre, but also exhibitions and film events. Since 2014, I have written for The Reviews Hub as part of the London theatre critic team, professionally reviewing over 500 shows. The Reviews Hub was established in 2007 to review all forms of professional theatre nationwide including Fringe and West End. My background is in social and cultural history and I published a book entitled Air and Sea Power in World War One which examines the experience of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy.

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3 responses to “About

  • Isabelle Schuler

    Hello Maryam!

    I love Cultural Capital and I especially enjoyed reading your recent review of Anthony and Cleopatra. I would love to have you come along to review our show. My name is Isabelle Schuler, and I am currently producing a gender-bent, glam-rock version of Romeo and Juliet, or in our case Romea and Julian.

    It will be at the Bread and Roses from November 6th-10th, at 7:30. Run time is 80 minutes, with a 10 minute interval. I’m sure you’ve got quite a lot of shows to see but we would love to see you or any of your contributors there! Let me know if you’d like to come and which date would suit you best.

    Hope to see you there!

    Isabelle Schuler

    • Maryam Philpott

      Hi Isabelle – thanks so much for getting in touch and really lovely to hear you’re finding the reviews useful. Its good to know its worthwhile.

      Your show does sound really interesting! Here I tend to write about productions I’ve paid to see and have a few others that week, but I also write for The Reviews Hub as a critic so the best thing to do is send the London Editor a message using the online review request form and he’ll check if anyone is free to come along on press night: https://www.thereviewshub.com/requesting-a-review/

      I’ll try to come along if I can. If the show is on Twitter then happy to follow – I’m @culturalcap1.

      Hope that helps. Thanks again for reading and please do comment on any of the posts if you have any particular thoughts on individual productions.

      Kind regards


  • Daniella

    Hi Maryam,

    Do you have an email address we may contact you on?


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