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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: Salvation: Shamanic Striptease, Camden People’s Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

White guilt. That’s the shame at the core of the Salvation: Shamanic Striptease. In just under an hour White African performance artist Daniel P. Cunningham seeks to confront his past with…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: Medusa, The Crypt Gallery by Charlotte Irwin

The allure of redefining myth never fails to entice. It’s a rite of passage for many theatre companies, and with Medusa the experimental and immersive 27 degrees try their hand at teaching…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Hyem, Theatre 503 by Charlotte Irwin

As the name suggests, Philip Correia’s debut is an exploration of the home – or as his Northumberland-native characters’ say, hyem. Set in a dysfunctional patchwork ‘family’, H…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Review: Window, The Bread and Roses Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Watching. That is the essence behind the voyeuristic Window. A young couple –Grace and Jimmy – are settling into their life together and find unexpected escape by watching the sex life o…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: The Majority, National Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Rob Drummond is on a democratic mission. Part game-show, part-memoir, Drummond’s latest experimental work – The Majority – is founded in truth “more or less” as he explains how…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review: FREAK, The Space by Charlotte Irwin

FREAK is undeniably provocative. Juxtaposing lap dancing club orgies with first time sexual experiences, Anna Jordan’s sex-focused play seeks entry to the growing canon of flawed female ch…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: My Mind is Free, Waterloo East Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Without interval, My Mind is Free submerges you in tales of human trafficking. As four strangers huddle under blankets in a locked lorry hurtling towards their next prison this production se…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: The Dream of Gerontius, Royal Festival Hall by Charlotte Irwin

The English National Opera is on staycation. Abandoning its Coliseum home for the summer (for Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell musical) the ENO has moved to the Royal Festival Hall for its perf…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: Tiresia, Etcetera Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Playing on gender, death, myth and science Tiresia is undeniably engaging. An adaptation of the Greek myth of the blind prophet Tiresias who famously became a woman for seven years, this pro…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Terror, Lyric Hammersmith by Charlotte Irwin

Terror is undeniably relevant. The recent attacks in Manchester and London mean that the word is all too ready at hand, a default thought, society’s daily fear. Therefore, this internation…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: Rose Matafeo is Finally Dead, Soho Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Rose Matafeo is far from dead. Bursting out of a coffin singing “It’s my funereeaal”, Matafeo’s frenetic performance starts as it means to go on, without a corpse in sight. Auckland-…

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Review: The English Heart, Etcetera Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Billed as a Brexit-inspired tale, The English Heart seems to focus more on the obsessive power of sex than the political chaos of the last year. Yes, the characters speak about Brexit and fr…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Edgar Allen Poe Double Feature, Jack Studio Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Edgar Allan Poe isn’t usually one for the faint hearted, and as I waited for the double bill of the king of gothic horror’s dark short stories to start on Thursday 8th June 2017, I w…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Review, Common, National Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Common is a little like a medieval Midsomer Murders. The new play written by DC Moore opens with disguised villagers taking the matter of common land into their own hands, setting the stage …

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Review: Last Night, Roundhouse by Charlotte Irwin

On paper, Last Night is exactly what London theatres should be showing. Celebrating, mourning and mimicking London’s diminishing night club culture, the billed spoken word and music pe…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Review: Margate/Dreamland, Shoreditch Town Hall by Charlotte Irwin

I’ve never been to Margate, Kent, let alone its theme park Dreamland. This had me concerned as I entered Margate/Dreamland at Shoreditch Town Hall’s ditch theatre. Yet somehow during the…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: Here She Comes, The Gallery on the Corner by Charlotte Irwin

Several audience members are cradling their knees as they sit on the bed of soil. Two or three lucky ones have managed to nab a log to perch on. I collapse onto an elusive tree stump and pra…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer, Camden People’s Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

There are many things you might associate with the Queen Mother. Her favourite tipple, The Belgian; organ music; group sex? Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer immerses you in the surreal world o…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: Assata Taught Me, Gate Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Dusty turquoise corrugated iron lines the walls, cracked orange patterned tiles lie underfoot, a bottle of rum is poised ominously on the side; the setting of Assata Taught Me is unmistakabl…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Review: Brimstone and Treacle, The Hope Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

It’s not hard to understand why Brimstone and Treacle was banned in 1976. Written by Dennis Potter as a television play for BBC’s Play for Today the work explores the darkest edges of hu…

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