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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

(sorry) review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘sharply written critique’ by Ben Kulvichit

Millennials, eh? Guzzling their avocados and binging Netflix, expecting everything to be handed to them on a plate. Well, maybe not, argues

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Tetra-Decathlon review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘lots of pleasure to be had’ by Ben Kulvichit

Not many people have heard of the tetra-decathlon, a hugely difficult race of 14 track and field events, and even fewer people

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Void review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘overwhelming but opaque dance adaptation’ by Ben Kulvichit

In JG Ballard’s novel, Concrete Island, an architect is left stranded after a car accident in an area of overgrown wasteland in

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An Evening with Miss Wong review at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh – ‘fascinating but theatrically insipid’ by Ben Kulvichit

Anna May Wong was one of a kind. Widely considered Hollywood’s first Chinese-American movie star, she had a prolific career and starred

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The Forecast review at Zoo Charteris, Edinburgh – ‘visually arresting but surprisingly flabby’ by Ben Kulvichit

Limbik Theatre’s adaptation of George Saunders’ short story, The Semplica Girl Diaries, has a nightmarish premise. Set in a near future, the

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Edinburgh fringe review: Unconditional by ThisEgg by Ben Kulvichit

Endangered rhinos: a mother and a daughter duo have created this show about a species in peril. The post Edinburgh fringe review: Unconditional by ThisEgg appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Century Song review at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh – ‘classical technique mixed with rawer vocal colours’ by Ben Kulvichit

As a classical singer, one’s agency is limited. Immersed in the canon of Western music, one’s voice is trained and disciplined, taught

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Dominoes review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘well-conceived solo show’ by Ben Kulvichit

For Layla, who is mixed-race and soon to be married to a white man, there’s no worry about whether to take his

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Another One review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘bemusing and slow-paced’ by Ben Kulvichit

You can always rely on Summerhall’s Big in Belgium programme to throw up some curiosities. Another One begins with two people in

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Flight at Summerhall by Ben Kulvichit

Flight is a 'perfectly programmed high-art theme park ride.' The post Edinburgh Review: Flight at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How To Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘poignant and lyrical’ by Ben Kulvichit

Drumming requires discipline – years of precision drilling, until playing becomes second nature, muscle memory. It’s oddly fitting, then, that for a

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Polaris review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘endearing but thin sci-fi fairytale’ by Ben Kulvichit

What links an astronaut in 2096, two girls in year 10, and a T-Rex in the Cretaceous period? In Holly and Ted’s

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Queens of Sheba review at Underbelly Cowgate – ‘powerful polemic against the discrimination black women face’ by Ben Kulvichit

Nouveau Riche’s Queens of Sheba – one of the winners of New Diorama and Underbelly’s Untapped Award – is strikingly unadorned. Four

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Ladies’ Day review at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre – ‘a directionless revival’ by Ben Kulvichit

If a comedy about four women on a day out at the races who bet exclusively on horses named after Tony Christie

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Read All About It! review at Coventry Evening Telegraph Building – ‘immersive community theatre’ by Ben Kulvichit

Weeks before work begins redeveloping it into a boutique hotel, the old Coventry Evening Telegraph building, closed since 2012, has its swan

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Monday, July 9, 2018

BE Festival 2018 review – ‘risk-taking, multi-disciplinary European theatre’ by Ben Kulvichit

Transforming the backstage area of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre into a lively festival hub and the main stage into a communal dining

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Woyzeck review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘joyous and complex’ by Ben Kulvichit

Woyzeck, Georg Büchner’s fragmented, unfinished play about a downtrodden soldier who murders his partner isn’t an immediately obvious choice for a mass

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

#WeAreArrested/The Day of the Living review at the Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘uneven pairing of plays about state corruption’ by Ben Kulvichit

This spring, the RSC’s biannual Mischief Festival of new work features two true stories exploring human rights abuses and state corruption. Written

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel review at Birmingham Hippodrome – ‘a missed opportunity’ by Ben Kulvichit

The Birmingham Hippodrome’s first in-house production – a collaboration with Open Theatre Company and inventive theatre-makers Metro-Boulot-Dodo – sees a cast of

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Elephant review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘a volatile family drama’ by Ben Kulvichit

The meaning of the title of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s new play is threefold –  Elephant is the pet name of the play’s

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Point of Echoes review at St Chad’s Centre, Bishop’s Tachbrook – ‘dance-theatre for village halls’ by Ben Kulvichit

In this first commission from the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, Ben Wright – previously a principal for Matthew Bourne – choreographs and

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Into the Numbers review at Finborough Theatre – ‘fascinating, if oblique’ by Ben Kulvichit

In 1937, some 300,000 Chinese civilians were raped, tortured and murdered by Japanese soldiers in the city of Nanking. Christopher Chen’s new

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Crimes on the Christmas Express review at Lichfield Garrick Theatre – ‘a good-natured romp’ by Ben Kulvichit

Comedy-theatre company New Old Friends follow last year’s Crimes Against Christmas with a new festive caper for the Lichfield Garrick, Crimes on

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Sleeping Beauty review at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa – ‘flair and artistry’ by Ben Kulvichit

“They laughed at me when I said I wanted to be a jester. Well, they’re not laughing now,” quips Sean Dodd’s clown.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Hundred and One Dalmatians review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘funny, warm, and inventive’ by Ben Kulvichit

With Goats playing at the Royal Court, part of me optimistically hoped to see 101 real dogs in the Birmingham Rep’s adaptation

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Monday, December 4, 2017

One Man, Two Guvnors review at Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham – ‘an inconsistent, unfunny staging’ by Ben Kulvichit

Richard Bean’s 2011 comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, with its blend of commedia dell’arte and British farce, was a hit when it

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fierce Festival by Ben Kulvichit

Ben Kulchivit discovers the grotesque, the perverse, and the transcendental at Birmingham's annual festival of live art. The post Fierce Festival appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Fierce Festival: putting performance art on the map in Birmingham by Ben Kulvichit

A six-day celebration of live art opens in Birmingham on Monday. Ben Kulvichit talks to Fierce Festival’s new artistic director about its

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I Knew You review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘superbly acted domestic drama’ by Ben Kulvichit

I Knew You is Steven Camden’s (otherwise known as spoken word artist Polarbear) second play, it’s an agreeable but curiously slight piece

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Desire Under the Elms review at Sheffield Crucible – ‘atmospheric and operatic’ by Ben Kulvichit

The New England farm that provides the setting for Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 tragedy plays a large part in precipitating the play’s events.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kingdom Come review at the Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘bold and beautiful’ by Ben Kulvichit

Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard’s devised show, Kingdom Come – programmed as part of the Mischief Festival – is set before, during

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