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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: The Enchanted, The Bunker by Camilla Gurtler

You can’t help but see the streets of Borough in the light of the horrific events that occurred recently. It seems almost surreal going to the theatre for entertainment on the doorstep of …

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: 887, Barbican Centre by Camilla Gurtler

Innovative theatrical legend Robert Lepage is one of those few multi-talented sub-species that seem to be able to do anything they set their mind to. A world-wide renowned writer, director, …

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: The Legend of Mulan, Southbank Centre by Camilla Gurtler

Anyone who remotely sees themselves as a Disney fan will sing-scream at the top of their lungs when hearing that famous opening “let’s get down to business”. Mulan is such …

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: Out of Blixen, The Print Room by Camilla Gurtler

After a heatwave of Nordic Noir over the past few years, it makes my Danish heart flutter that the Print Room has decided to celebrate Karen Blixen, one of our greatest storytellers and an a…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review: La Ronde, The Bunker Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Just moments after stepping out of Bunker Theatre, it was obvious this venue will keep drawing me back. Underground, raw and quirky, tailoring its space to each show coming in, making theatr…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Review: Cautionary Tales for Daughters, Jermyn Street Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

If you had a daughter growing up in today’s steamy political climate what is the advice you’d give her? Would you tell her that the blame is always on her and her alcohol consumption if …

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Review: Anastasia, Royal Opera House by Camilla Gurtler

The story of Anastasia and her presumed flight from the slaughtering of the Tsar family is a modern fairy-tale that has stayed with me since childhood. I grew up on the hope she made it out …

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Review: A Conversation with Dystonia, Sadler’s Wells by Camilla Gurtler

“A diagnosis is a release, but it is also a separation.” In a physical dialogue with her disability, Suzie Birchwood expresses her struggle with dystonia as she trained as a ball…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Review: Oil, Almeida Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

We live in the hope that the future will be better than the reality we have today. That there will be better opportunities, more advanced technologies, more freedom, more choice. But what ha…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Review: Light, Battersea Arts Centre by Camilla Gurtler

Our obsessive use of technology, the freedom of the internet and our persistence to control planet seems to send us down the path of an Orwellian future. A future where totalitarianism rule,…

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Open Air Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Celebrating its forty-fifth anniversary, Jesus Christ Superstar protests once again, as Timothy Sheader adds modern spice to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock phenomenon with not just heaven on…

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: A Beckettesque Play, Bread and Roses Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

It’s hard to define experimental theatre in a world where everything has been done before. Like an over-used Rubik’s cube where most combinations have been explored, and still we have no…

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review: Lost in Blue, Roundhouse by Camilla Gurtler

It’s amazing how little we need to create vivid stories in our minds. That we can create worlds and people from pages in a book, from the sound of someone’s voice or the look in …

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: The Polar Bears Go Up, Unicorn Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

If you’re under five, this is your show. If you’ve by far reached your pre-prime, then you can rejoice at how simple life once was with The Polar Bears Go Up. Following last year’s suc…

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Review: Doctor Faustus, Duke of York’s Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

How much would you give up to get what you want? Doctor Faustus decided everything. Shipped off his soul to the devil with a blindfold over anything called consequence. In Marlowe’s sixtee…

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Review: Kings of War, Barbican by Camilla Gurtler

Sensible people would probably say that 4.5 hours of Dutch Shakespeare is too much sand to swallow on a Friday night. Let alone a compilation of his history plays that with the connotations …

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Review: The Suicide, National Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

On paper The Suicide should be flawless. Attacking the bloodthirsty social media followers and their see-through empathy, the National would have hit it with the satirical boom it promised t…

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Review: I Capuleti E I Montecchi, Pop-Up Opera by Camilla Gurtler

When working in a conventional art form such as opera, with its roots stubbornly planted in the past, it can be difficult to imagine it shining a new light on the world. Many young audience …

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Review: Beacons, Park Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Beachy Head in Eastbourne is one of the world’s most popular suicide spots. You could say the site evokes a sense of mystery, a magnetic pulling-force; that the danger puts you face to fac…

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Review: Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes, Park Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Following Simon McBurney’s hyped spectacular that was The Encounter, it is both exciting and slightly puzzling to find another play on the London scene that explores a true story of the en…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Review: The Encounter, Barbican by Camilla Gurtler

It’s not too bold to say that The Encounter is out of this world. Simon McBurney’s one-man show is simply like nothing you’ve ever experienced. And it is a total experience – it does…

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

“But the theatre isn’t glamorous”, I’ve heard my friends say countless of times. “Film is so much more powerful, naturalistic and international.” Don’t get me wrong, film is al…

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Review: Melancholy, The Vaults by Camilla Gurtler

It’s no news that arts funding often seems like a wishful hallucination for emerging artists. So in these often disheartening times for young creatives, it’s inspiring when you find work…

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Review: Battlefield, Young Vic by Camilla Gurtler

With blood and the realities of war almost at our doorstep, it seems right Peter Brook’s epic Mahabharata finds its way back to us 30 years after its original staging. Described as one of …

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Review: Tosca, Royal Opera House by Camilla Gurtler

When theatre and performance first came into their own right in Ancient Greece, their purpose was to provide catharsis to the audience – an emotional release identifying yourself with the …

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Review: Macbeth, Young Vic by Camilla Gurtler

It’s probably not too bold to say that Shakespeare has been done every way possible by now. After all, he’s had a few years to run on, he’s out of copyright so you can chop…

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Review: Little Eyolf, Almeida Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Being a proud Scandinavian I can safely say I don’t always have a great relationship with Ibsen. Because I met him very early on in my school days, he’s always felt more like an …

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Review: Evening at the Talk House, National Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

It’s not hard to imagine where the world is headed. With our constant bombing exchanges and cultural conflicts being a lethal topic of hot-headed shout-outs, the world of Wallace Shawn’s…

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Review: Blank & If I Were Me, Bush Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Feeling the pulse of new writing and presenting this generation’s exciting, emerging theatre makers, the Bush Theatre’s annual festival RADAR takes on its fourth year and dips into the t…

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Review: Gravity Fatigue, Sadler’s Wells by Camilla Gurtler

The world of fashionistas and fine art devotees will find themselves hungry for a glimpse of innovative fashion designer Hussein Chalayan’s first theatre piece Gravity Fatigue at Sadler’…

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Review: Chotto Desh, Sadlers Wells by Camilla Gurtler

In a cross-cultural world, it can be hard to define what or where is home. Is home where you are born? Where you live in this moment? Or is it where your roots are? And what does that even m…

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