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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review: The Writer, Almeida Theatre by Alice Devoy

Writing about writing has been done before, countless times. But Ella Hickson’s new play, The Writer, transcends the usual preoccupations. The post Review: The Writer, Almeida Theatre appe…

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: Beowulf, Battersea Arts Centre by Alice Devoy

‘Every story ends with a dragon’, we are told. We could believe this statement, but there is suggestion in our brain that it isn’t fully correct- so with the story of Beowulf. It is an…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: A Hundred Words for Snow, The Vaults by Alice Devoy

Did you know there are actually five north poles? – FIVE! Rory’s Dad was a geography teacher. Rory’s Dad loved explorers. Rory’s Dad always wanted to go to the North Pole. Rory’s D…

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Review: Good Girl, Trafalgar Studios by Alice Devoy

Naomi Sheldon’s explosive one-woman show is an inspiring union of feminism and the best kind of comedy- refreshing honesty. Spanning the years 1995 to 2018, we see the development of the 9…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: Napoleon Disrobed, Arcola by Alice Devoy

On entering the theatre, one is led to worry for a few minutes that one has entered the wrong play: Jeremy Paxman has arrived (wig n all) to conduct the latest episode of university challeng…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: The Divide, The Old Vic by Alice Devoy

The latest show at The Old Vic is the dystopian vision of Alan Ackybourn – The Divide. It depicts a future world in which men and women must live separately due to a plague that has ridden…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Review: Bodies (broken 4 u), Camden People’s Theatre by Alice Devoy

At a time when Ireland’s abortion referendum is floating in the air, the clashes of Catholicism’s conservatism with a liberalising society are prominent and pressing. Meg Hodgson and Ale…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: East, Kings Head Theatre by Alice Devoy

East, the lyrical play written in 1975 by Steven Berkoff, has been revived at the King’s Head in a performance that is raucous, energetic and enthralling. Fittingly, the play is set in Eas…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: Pinocchio, National Theatre by Alice Devoy

The National’s new production of the timeless Italian classic, Pinocchio, is nothing short of magical. Written by Denis Kelly (Matilda the Musical) and incorporating the Walt Disney Soundt…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: Callisto: A Queer Epic, Arcola Theatre by Alice Devoy

Four time periods, four gay relationships, and one masterpiece of writing. In 1680, Arabella Hunt, the star of the opera La Callisto, is engaged in one of the first recorded gay marriages in…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: Shadows, Theatro Technis by Alice Devoy

“If you ignore your history then you become a shadow” – Edmund, Shadows Shadows, a new play from Carguil Lloyd George Webley and directed by the white American Kevin Michael Reed, …

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Review: Northanger Abbey, Pleasance Theatre by Alice Devoy

“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine”. These are the opening lines of Jane Austen’s debut novel, Northanger Abbey, f…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Review: All the Little Lights, Arcola Theatre by Alice Devoy

In her introduction for the programme, writer Jane Upton wrote of her new play, All the Little Lights, ‘I hope it does some good, somehow.’ This sense of expectation- one of realist deje…

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Review: Motion, The Drayton Arms Theatre by Alice Devoy

“Take the ‘e’ out of emotion and what do you get?” “You get where you want to be.” And that’s all there is to it. Well, that’s all there is to the single-minded, professional…

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Review: Tristram Shandy: Live at London!, OSO Arts Centre by Alice Devoy

To celebrate his 240th year of having a book in print, the illustrious Tristram Shandy is touring the country to promote and celebrate his hilarious, obscure and unique autobiography. Of cou…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: Princess Charming, Ovalhouse by Alice Devoy

Sparkles, sweets, and singing; dancing, toys and music – sounds like a standard children’s show. Princess Charming, however, is an urgently needed cabaret. Not because of the joy it …

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: Incoming/Exodus, Camden People’s Theatre by Alice Devoy

Everyone has heard of the well-known phrase ‘all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others’. Unfortunately, Orwell seems to have hit the nail on the head a few too many time…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: Pinocchio, Sadler’s Wells by Alice Devoy

People’s images of the character of Pinocchio are likely to conjure up largely those of long noses and animation, but Jasmin Vardimon’s play takes the story back to its Italian roots, aw…

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: B, Royal Court Theatre by Alice Devoy

Terrorism, a word that needs no introduction. Guillermo Calderon, the Chilean playwright, has tackled this topic with a unique angle in his new drama, B. Directed by Sam Pritchard, B is a fa…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: Boudica, Shakespeare’s Globe by Alice Devoy

All eyes are on Emma Rice, the Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, who is stepping down in the new year, and the new play under her management, Boudica, is nothing short of pure brav…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review: The March on Russia, Orange Tree Theatre by Alice Devoy

The March on Russia is the story of an old couple and their three middle-aged children on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Set in the playwright’s (David Storey) hometown in Yorkshire, a de…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review: Olympilads, Theatre N16 by Alice Devoy

Anyone who was around in 2012 (or indeed most of 2011) will remember the HYPE that surrounded the London Olympic games. Stepping through the doors at Theatre N16 and seeing copious amounts o…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: Opera in the City Double Bill, Bridewell Theatre by Alice Devoy

If you have ever read The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot you probably have a good idea of how it felt to watch the first piece in this double bill. Certain lines, such as ‘Here is water and only …

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Review: Consumables, King’s Head Theatre by Alice Devoy

‘Sex is the loneliest thing you can do.’ These words, spoken poignantly by young porn star, Blaize (Michael Hanratty), drill right into the heart of this fantastic play by Matthew Kyne B…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: Run, The Place by Alice Devoy

Run by the 2faced Dance Company is, in fact, a collection of three different pieces: all emotive, potent and wholly individual. The opening piece, which is also the longest, is entitled ‘F…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Run, The Place by Alice Devoy

Run by the 2faced Dance Company is, in fact, a collection of three different pieces: all emotive, potent and wholly individual. The opening piece, which is also the longest, is entitled ‘F…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Old Vic by Alice Devoy

‘Almost everybody thinks of himself as a nobody. A cipher, not a cog.’ These are the nullifying, yet somewhat pertinent, words of playwright Tom Stoppard when discussing the mentality be…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: Tosca, Hackney Empire by Alice Devoy

The visceral austerity of the English Touring Opera’s (ETO) set, with its sharp lines, captures the murky undertones of a Rome in 1800 at the centre of a European power struggle in this pr…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: Heart of Darkness, OMNIBUS by Alice Devoy

Although they set themselves on a task as brave, and almost as challenging, as that of our exploring protagonist, Marlow, this arresting production Heart of Darkness by Scandal and Gallows T…

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Review: All of Me, VAULT Festival by Alice Devoy

If you ever thought isolation and addiction were the wrong topics for a comedy then, please, think again. All of Me depicts pain and suffering with high levels of panache, black humour, and …

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Killing Time, Park Theatre by Alice Devoy

Tackling a topic like death, or perhaps the topic of death, it would have be easy for this production to slip into whimsical comments on wasted youth, dusty wrinkles, and morbid clichés. Bu…

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