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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Review: Fun Home, The Young Vic by Franciska Éry

How does one adapt a graphic novel and turn it into a musical? And not just any graphic novel, but The post Review: Fun Home, The Young Vic appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Review: Feel, King’s Head Theatre by Franciska Éry

Karen meets Nick at a train station. Jamie meets Naomi on a dating app. Feel follows these four characters as The post Review: Feel, King’s Head Theatre appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Review: La Traviata, ENO by Franciska Éry

There are many things that dazzle in Daniel Kramer’s new production of La Traviata: shiny excess, costumes from many different eras and cultures, even a ball pit. Unfortunately, fewer thin…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: From The House Of The Dead, Royal Opera House by Franciska Éry

Leoš Janáček’s final opera never promised to be easy listening; based on Dostoevsky’s novel set in a Siberian gulag, the piece might be difficult to digest at first hearing. It is a m…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Review: Julius Caesar, Bridge Theatre by Franciska Éry

The first thing you notice about Nicholas Hytner’s Julius Caesar is its atmosphere: we arrive at a political rally, a band playing The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’, beer and co…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Review: The Secret Keeper, Ovalhouse by Franciska Éry

The Secret Keeper has every trope a fairy tale needs: the archetypes of a young prodigy and greedy parents, a miracle, and human flaws, which lead to an inevitable downfall and a moral lesso…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Torn Apart (dissolution), Hope Theatre by Franciska Éry

I climb the steps of the Hope Theatre as I read the blurb for Torn Apart. It says the play ‘puts women centre stage and deals with issues such as feminism, immigration, male repression…

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Review: Trump’s Women, RADA Festival by Franciska Éry

There are many reasons why you laugh at Lily Bevan’s Trump’s Women. First of all, you laugh because it’s truly funny. Written and directed by Bevan, the play takes a look a…

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Review: Not John, John Gielgud Theatre by Franciska Éry

Darryl is not John, the drag queen he met in a pub and called a ‘she-bloke’. ‘Not yet’, as he repeatedly tells us. He is an unemployed, ‘plain’ guy in a p…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: The Life of Galileo, Young Vic by Franciska Éry

The Young Vic’s versatile main space has been transformed yet again; this time we are sitting under designer Lizzie Clachan’s huge white disk, a canvas for projection stretching over the…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: Identity Crisis, Ovalhouse by Franciska Éry

According to the blurb for Phina Oruche’s one-woman show Identity Crisis, the show is about Oruche’s personal journey through fashion and media, and what these different platform…

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review: Egyptian Extravaganza, Colab Factory by Franciska Éry

Curious Flamingo’s Egyptian Extravaganza is part of Colab Factory’s immersive season and promises to be a fancy dress experience exploring Egypt in the 1920s and the dangers of c…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Review: The Ferryman, Royal Court by Franciska Éry

‘It will be 3 hours and 20 minutes with one interval and a short pause’ the staff member warns me as I receive my copy of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman. It is thicker than the noteboo…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: This Beautiful Future, The Yard by Franciska Éry

Very rarely does a play give me an increasingly uncomfortable feeling, a growing unrest. Most productions give some signals that allow me to predict their trajectory, preparing me for shock,…

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Harold Pinter Theatre by Franciska Éry

Walking into the Harold Pinter Theatre, already one can feel the excitement in the air. Expectations are high. We take our seats, knowing we are about to see a spectacle: not only is Edward …

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: Killer, Shoreditch Town Hall by Franciska Éry

I walk out of Killer with relief, a huge grin, and a lingering chill down my spine. Above all, I want more, and that’s how I know that the play has done its best. Philip Ridley’s…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Young Vic by Franciska Éry

“If we shadows have offended…” says Puck, closing the two-hour long production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the well-known epilogue. And while Joe-Hill Gibbins’ produc…

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review: The Red Barn, National Theatre by Franciska Éry

The Red Barn is David Hare’s new play based on Georges Simenon’s novel La Main, a story of crime, jealousy and desire. We are in Connecticut in 1969, and a snow storm is raging o…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review: Kinetics, London Drama Studio by Franciska Éry

Rose (Sue Wylie), a retired actress and now drama teacher, is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and Kinetics follows her struggle as she is determined to fight the disease and defe…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: Getting Better Slowly, New Diorama by Franciska Éry

Getting Better Slowly (which, cleverly, is GBS for short) is a piece created by Adam Pownall, who was affected by Guillain-Barré Syndrome. This is his story, adapted by Nick Wood into an ev…

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: The Roundabout, Park Theatre by Franciska Éry

JB Priestley’s little known play The Roundabout is a light comedy about the class system in 1930s England. Richard Kettlewell (Brian Protheroe), a wealthy businessman is losing all his…

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Review: Thlides, Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Franciska Éry

Spawny John (Lydia Lakemoore) and his friend, Duck (Rosie Grundy-Orchison), an inflatable duck, are sitting halfway down a Butlins water slide, eating and chatting away. They are frequently …

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review: Air play, Southbank Centre by Franciska Éry

The curtains open and we see a man holding on to a huge piece of light fabric, dancing in the air, moved by a circle of fans. The wonder begins and I suddenly feel like a child again, recept…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, Roundhouse by Franciska Éry

Virtual Reality is in vogue: we are constantly presented with numerous opportunities to be surrounded by artificial atmospheres and immersed in the experience. But if wearing goggles isnR…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Review: Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, Roundhouse by Franciska Éry

Virtual Reality is in vogue: we are presented with numerous opportunities to be surrounded by artificial atmospheres. But if wearing goggles isn’t your thing, Ron Arad’s Curtain …

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: Escape, Blue Elephant Theatre by Franciska Éry

LCP Dance Theatre’s piece, Escape, explores the journey of a refugee through aerial dance and physical theatre, responding to a very current topic. Using aerial slings, projection and…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Review: At the Heart of Everything, Upstairs at the Gatehouse by Franciska Éry

Nigel (Gareth Cooper) arrives at a failing further education college to replace the Deputy Head of Faculty. He join board members, a group of peculiar and dysfunctional principals and facu…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review: Pop-Up Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Thames Tunnel Shaft by Franciska Éry

Can opera be funny, performed in a tunnel shaft, and be accessible to opera newbies? The answer to all of these is yes, and Pop-up Opera’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of S…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: Show Boat, New London Theatre by Franciska Éry

Show Boat was not the first musical ever made, but it was definitely the first to introduce the form and structure of what we now know as the musical. Based on Edna Ferber’s hit novel,…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Review: The Flick, National Theatre by Franciska Éry

Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick comes to London’s National from New York, and it has a lot to say, but perhaps it is taking a bit too long to say it. Avery (J…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Boy, Almeida Theatre by Franciska Éry

As we enter the space, Boy has already started; the actors circle around the stage on a moving travelator, sitting on invisible chairs. Following their collaboration on Game, this is directo…

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