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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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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog review at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – ‘rambling and leaden’ by Ben Kulvichit

Dog isn’t so much man’s best friend as his most cruelly conditioned subordinate in Helena Kaut-Howson’s adaptation of Georgi Vladimov’s novel, Faithful

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Katie and Pip review at C Venues, Edinburgh – ‘quietly moving’ by Ben Kulvichit

Never work with animals or children, the saying goes. Preston-based collective Tin Can People shows a healthy disregard for showbiz wisdom with

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wondr review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘surprising, impressive debut play’ by Ben Kulvichit

Wondr, the debut play by Poppy Burton-Morgan from Metta Theatre, begins in familiar territory. Faith (Simone James) tells us in spoken word

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Monday, August 14, 2017

The Star Seekers review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘finely tuned sense of fun’ by Ben Kulvichit

The Wardrobe Ensemble was always meant to make family shows. Playing in parallel with Education Education Education, The Star Seekers has the

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Suspicious Minds review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘high-concept romcom’ by Ben Kulvichit

This staged radio play by Tom Fowler is a high-concept romcom of the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey variety – a successor to Groundhog Day

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Quarter Life Crisis review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘a warm presence on stage’ by Ben Kulvichit

When do you become an adult? For Alicia Adewale, her soon-to-expire 16-25 railcard is a sign that she should get round to

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Your Love Is Fire review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘confusing but potent’ by Ben Kulvichit

This new play by Syrian playwright Mudar Alhaggi chooses not to explore the political dimensions of the Syrian conflict, but rather takes

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Lists for the End of the World review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘perfectly pleasant’ by Ben Kulvichit

Lists have great potential as performance texts. Forced Entertainment have made shows composed entirely of them, in which the mundane rubs up

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Great Fear of Shallow Living review at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh – ‘underwritten’ by Ben Kulvichit

Selkies are mythological sea-dwelling creatures who shed their skins to walk on land with humans. In Tandem Theatre Company tell the story

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Me and My Bee review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘hugely entertaining’ by Ben Kulvichit

After last year’s success with Goggles, ThisEgg returns to Edinburgh with a riotous, cleverly constructed and hilarious family show about bees. Welcoming

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Part of the Picture review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh –’absorbing and pertinent’ by Ben Kulvichit

Based on the experiences of Sue Jane Taylor, Tom Cooper’s new play tells the story of an artist who visits an oil

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Dates at the Speed of Sound review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘clumsy and old-fashioned’ by Ben Kulvichit

Finnish screenwriter John Lundsten may well be adept at writing for television, but the two short comedies which make up his play

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Start Swimming review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘uniformly terrific cast’ by Ben Kulvichit

“What are you doing here?” is the question posed to the young people in Start Swimming, and the reply goes, “standing on

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Venus and Adonis review at Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘an opulent puppet show’ by Ben Kulvichit

This revival of Gregory Doran 2004 production for the Little Angel Theatre sees Shakespeare’s erotic narrative poem, Venus and Adonis, brought to

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Salome review at Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘a confused staging’ by Ben Kulvichit

As Yael Farber’s reimagining of Salome plays at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company opens their production of Oscar Wilde’s 1881

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Earthworks/Myth review at the Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘mischievously deceptive’ by Ben Kulvichit

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Spring Mischief festival is aptly named: the two short plays which make up the bulk of the festival

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vice Versa review at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘amusing but dated’ by Ben Kulvichit

“Lovingly ripped off from the plays of Plautus”, Phil Porter’s new comedy, Vice Versa, wears its influence on its sleeve, tracing a

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Winnie and Wilbur review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘lively and resourceful’ by Ben Kulvichit

Winnie the Witch doesn’t like parties, but her birthday’s coming up and her trusty black cat Wilbur convinces her that this is

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Snow in Midsummer review at Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘passionate and affecting’ by Ben Kulvichit

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s new play Snow in Midsummer transplants the 13th century drama, The Injustice Done to Dou E, into contemporary China.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat review at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry by Ben Kulvichit

You’ve read the poem, now see the musical. Eric Idle’s 1996 novel, on which Dougal Irvine’s stage adaptation is based, takes Edward

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