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Thursday, June 22, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Patrick Cash and Peter Darney by Daniel Perks

I spoke with writer Patrick Cash and director Peter Darney about their experiences with the King’s Head in the past, their hopes for the show in the future and their excitement at being a …

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: Tristan and Yseult, Shakespeare’s Globe by Daniel Perks

This is Heartbreak Hotel filled with ‘The Unloved’ in hoodies. This channels Monty Python, but without making fun of the French. This is a fusion of Renaissance instrumentation with soar…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Old Red Lion by Daniel Perks

Danny (Gareth O’Connor) gets in to fights and drinks beer in dingy American bars. He’s quick to anger, but lacks punch in his simmering delivery. The first half of Danny and the Deep Blu…

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

I KNOW YOU OF OLD – Hope Theatre by Daniel Perks

David Fairs flips comedy into tragedy with apparent ease – the fluidity of the text belies the time and effort taken to rework a Shakespearean script and give it a whole new angle. Puritan…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

WORKING – Southwark Playhouse by Daniel Perks

A stonemason or a delivery boy; a cocktail waitress or a trucker. Whether they be a housewife or factory worker or retiree, the ordinary man is often overlooked. Working is a musical for the…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

AND THE LITTLE ONE SAID – Underbelly by Daniel Perks

When it comes down to it, children are pretty shit at most stuff. As adults, especially as relatives, we sit through their talent shows, their sports games or their music recitals as they sc…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: LOOP, TheatreN16 by Daniel Perks

Music spans generations, connects people through a love of the melody and the beat. It brings The Boy (Aaron Price) and The Girl (Rubie Ozanne) together in LOOP, Alexander Knott’s newly wr…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

THE ISLAND – Southwark Playhouse by Daniel Perks

Shovel, tip, repeat. The monotony on Robben Island continues, a worthless activity that Winston (Edward Dede) and John (Mark Springer) carry out simply because they looked the wrong way at a…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

THE ENCHANTED – Bunker Theatre by Daniel Perks

Set on death row in America, Pharmacy Theatre adapts Rene Denfeld’s novel The Enchanted for the stage. Exploring the nature of ‘evil, punishment, clemency and redemption’, the creative…

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DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA – Old Red Lion by Daniel Perks

Danny (Gareth O’Connor) gets in to fights and drinks beer in dingy American bars. He’s quick to anger, but lacks punch in his simmering delivery. The first half of Danny and the Deep Blu…

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Review: Punts, Theatre503 by Daniel Perks

A pushy, mollycoddling mother and an intelligent, emotionally involved prostitute make for quite the female influences in Jack’s (Christopher Adams) life. One is determined for him to lose…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

LOOP – Theatre N16 by Daniel Perks

Music spans generations, connects people through a love of the melody and the beat. It brings The Boy (Aaron Price) and The Girl (Rubie Ozanne) together in LOOP, Alexander Knott’s newly wr…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

VIXEN – Vaults Theatre by Daniel Perks

Vixen is a homeless girl in a world that only seeks to take advantage. Vixen is a fiery redhead who can take care of herself, lashing out at any man that tries it on. Vixen eschews typical h…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PUNTS – Theatre503 by Daniel Perks

n Sarah Page’s production of Punts, the roles played by the two women are not the stereotypical ones we expect. This is a show about acceptance and tolerance, wrapped up in a somewhat comi…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: The Island at Southwark Playhouse by Daniel Perks

A tale of affection and companionship: Daniel Perks reviews a play about life on Robben Island. The post Review: The Island at Southwark Playhouse appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

JAM – Finborough Theatre by Daniel Perks

Matt Parvin’s debut play JAM looks into the future, when troubled teen Kane (Harry Melling) is all grown up and back visiting teacher Bella (Jasmine Hyde), who moved schools to try and get…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

MY WORLD HAS EXPLODED A LITTLE BIT – Ovalhouse by Daniel Perks

It’s both a lecture and a life-changing series of events, the story of losing your parents while teaching an attentive audience how to cope with and ultimately conquer grief. Mortality man…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Review: 5 Guys Chillin’, The King’s Head by Daniel Perks

A chill-out that summarises the current state of Britain’s chemsex scene – drugs, sex parties and damaged backstories are all part of the package. 5 Guys Chillin’ is a verbatim consoli…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… theatremaker Adam Scott-Rowley by Daniel Perks

This Is Not Culturally Significant was a highlight of this year’s Vaults Festival. Adam Scott-Rowley delivers an exposing performance that simultaneously shocks and slays his audience. Wha…

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BLOCKED – Brighton by Daniel Perks

If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. That’s Laura Curnick's mantra anyway. Stand-up comic, her career is taking off, until she melts down on stage, confronted by the fact that she can’t h…

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UNDER MY THUMB – Brighton by Daniel Perks

A converted metal shipping container is an appropriate theatre for Under My Thumb, a show that traps six women in a prison cell without ever revealing why. Cassiah Joski-Jethi eludes to it i…

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LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS – Brighton by Daniel Perks

140 words per day. That’s it. Short sentences, keep brief. Bernadette (Ivor) and Oliver (Slade) can’t waste anything. Yet… sometimes nothing to say. Others… Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemo…

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: Blush, Soho Theatre by Daniel Perks

The opening is punchy; the dialogue sharp. Charlotte Josephine and Daniel Foxsmith jump right in – tales of revenge porn and teenage sex education fly out the gates. Josephine’s writing …

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5 GUYS CHILLIN’ – King’s Head Theatre by Daniel Perks

A chill-out that summarises the current state of Britain’s chemsex scene – drugs, sex parties and damaged backstories are all part of the package. 5 Guys Chillin’ is a verbatim consoli…

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WE ARE BRONTE – Clapham Omnibus by Daniel Perks

They appear awkwardly, all angles and monochrome; pallid faces, wide-eyed and cautious. There is an immediate comedy in their gloom, an abstract performance of heart-warming intent. After al…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

BLUSH – Soho Theatre by Daniel Perks

The opening is punchy, the dialogue sharp. Charlotte Josephine and Daniel Foxsmith jump right in – tales of revenge porn and teenage sex education fly out the gates. Josephine’s writing …

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Friday, May 19, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… BoxLess Physical Theatre by Daniel Perks

BoxLess Physical Theatre are a newly formed company, founded by graduates of Italia Conti’s acting course. Their first show, LOOP, is a piece of unconventional movement and storytelling, a…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LUCY, LUCY AND LUCY BARFIELD – Clapham Omnibus by Daniel Perks

Lucy Pevensie, Lucy Barfield and Lucy Grace – fictional child, real-life muse and storyteller, Lucy Grace embodies all three in Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield. It’s inspired by a magical t…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RICHARD III – Arcola Theatre by Daniel Perks

All the kings are dead; all the heirs are dead – this is a particularly bloody time in royal history. It all centres around Richard III (Greg Hicks), the Machiavellian hunchback that lets …

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Monday, May 15, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… GOLEM Theatre by Daniel Perks

These are the people that scoff at Emma Rice, the ones that balk at such drastic notions as re-enacting Shakespeare in the modern day. Thankfully, GOLEM Theatre do not fall into such a categ…

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

FULL CIRCLE – Theatre N16 by Daniel Perks

Helen (Laura McKee) is a soulless beauty, Medea (Lucy Avison) a heartless mother and Phaedra (Niamh Branigan) a scorned wife. What characters Euripides put onto the stage, some of the origin…

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