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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review: Hansard, National Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Hansard, National Theatre2.0starsIt’s the end of another strenuous week being a member of Maragret Thatcher’s cabinet in 1988, and Robin Hesketh (Alex Jennings) returns home to h…

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Review: Preludes, Southwark Playhouse by Grace Patrick

Review: Preludes, Southwark Playhouse 2.0stars Preludes, a new musical with the book, music and lyrics all created by Dave Malloy, takes its audience on a journey through the life and creati…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: A Very Expensive Poison, The Old Vic by Grace Patrick

Review: A Very Expensive Poison, The Old Vic5.0starsAt once anachronistic, investigative and deeply morally invested, it’s easy to see a million and one ways in which Lucy Prebble’s A Ve…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Review: Falsettos, The Other Palace by Grace Patrick

Review: Falsettos, The Other Palace3.0starsIt’s actually really frustrating to come out of a show like Falsettos, and to feel so very little. Naturally, there’s always going to be that q…

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Review: The Memory of Water, Nottingham Playhouse by Grace Patrick

Review: The Memory of Water, Nottingham Playhouse 2.0Overall Score Even though this play is focused on three sisters, I’d actually like to start this by talking about the men who come to s…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: Ish…, Roundhouse by Grace Patrick

Review: Ish..., Roundhouse4.0Overall ScoreSyncopated and bitty, Ish… seems like an attempt to record some of the absolute intensity of being a teenage girl that has so often captured our i…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Review: Rosmersholm, Duke of York’s Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Rosmersholm, Duke of York's Theatre4.0Overall ScoreGoing into this, I’d actually never even heard of Rosmersholm. I know some of Ibsen’s other plays, just not this one. In some s…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Reviews: Undetectable, King’s Head theatre by Grace Patrick

Reviews: Undetectable, King’s Head theatre4.0starsIn a perfect world, perhaps sex and society would be distinctly separate. Neither would impact or reflect upon the other, and they could e…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Review: Model Behaviour, The Pleasance Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Model Behaviour, The Pleasance Theatre5.0Overall ScoreHello everybody, I am fuming. I am so angry about the treatment of women in the modelling industry, and it’s all Model Behavio…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review: Thrown, VAULT Festival by Grace Patrick

Review: Thrown, VAULT Festival4.0Overall ScoreI’m not quite sure where to start in the process of explaining exactly what Thrown is. It certainly doesn’t make itself easy to categorise, …

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Review: My Brother’s Keeper?, Playground Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: My Brother’s Keeper?, Playground Theatre4.0starsUnder the cold light of a hospital room, a family is forced to reconcile their differences. Within the cavernous space of the Playgr…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Marmite, VAULT Festival by Grace Patrick

Review: Marmite, VAULT Festival3.0Overall ScoreDespite focusing only on Dylan (Theo Walker) and Eddie (Ned Costello), a very normal Bristol based couple, Marmite appears to use this pair as …

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review: Binaural Dinner Date, Rich Mix by Grace Patrick

Review: Binaural Dinner Date, Rich Mix3.0starsSomewhere inside ZU-UK’s Binaural Dinner Date, there is a very interesting idea. An exploration of the nature of human interactions – th…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: Bleach, VAULT Festival by Grace Patrick

Review: Bleach, VAULT Festival 3.0Overall Score Bleach begins from a point of confession. A sharing of a tale, with a fleeting hope that somehow, the narrator can find peace. We meet Tyler i…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Review: Counting Sheep, VAULT Festival by Grace Patrick

Review: Counting Sheep, VAULT Festival5.0Overall ScoreHow is it possible to actually invoke another country? Despite a swift canvassing of the audience’s various nationalities revealing a …

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review: Violet, Charing Cross Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Violet, Charing Cross Theatre3.0Overall ScoreI suppose my key issue with Violet lay directly in the story being told. There’s something hard to swallow about the very core of it: a…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Review: Brawn, The Space by Grace Patrick

Review: Brawn, The Space4.0Overall ScoreIt’s hard to do a ‘good’ show about masculinity. It’s very hard. All around us, masculinity and its impact on those surrounding it are experie…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Review: Outlying Islands, King’s Head Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Outlying Islands, King's Head Theatre 5.0Overall Score To be entirely honest, I went into David Greig’s Outlying Islands, directed by Jessica Lazar, expecting a play about seagulls…

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Review: Pinter 5, Harold Pinter Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Pinter 5, Harold Pinter Theatre4.0starsI suppose I should preface this by telling you that I’ve experienced more or less nothing about either Harold Pinter, or his plays. I once sa…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Review: The Convert, Young Vic by Grace Patrick

I’ve been sitting for a little while now, trying to express exactly what I think about The Convert, and it’s proving difficult because everything I have to say feels cheap in the shadow …

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Review: That Night Follows Day, Southbank Centre by Grace Patrick

That Night Follows Day reminds me very deeply of a couple of lines by Philip Larkin- “They fu*k you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.” Honing in on the ideas of wh…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Review: Guys and Dolls, The Mill at Sonning by Grace Patrick

Following its original New York premiere in 1950, Guys and Dolls has grown to be a show that is known and loved around the world. In fact, it’s probably one of the most well-known stage mu…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Review: The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, Camden People’s Theatre by Grace Patrick

What does it mean to place value on something? We can value things emotionally and we can value them in a monetary sense, but what does it mean to extrapolate the financial worth of an objec…

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Review: Summer and Smoke, Duke of York’s Theatre by Grace Patrick

Written in 1948, Summer And Smoke by Tennessee Williams is far from one of his most performed works. Overshadowed by the likes of The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, this play …

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Review: The Inheritance, Noel Coward Theatre by Grace Patrick

For the most part, I try to avoid the use of superlatives when I’m writing about plays. They’re generally too strong, or bigger than what’s actually needed. Additionally, if you don’…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Review: Dracula, Jack Studio Theatre by Grace Patrick

It takes some self belief to decide to take on a novel like Dracula. It’s one of only a few novels that have remained in print since its publishing in 1896, and it is undeniably well cover…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review: Drip Feed, Soho Theatre by Grace Patrick

Drip Feed at the Soho theatre is, in a few different ways, painful to watch. I don’t mean this as a negative comment – the play knows exactly what it is doing, and it enjoys it. The …

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Review: Hedgehogs and Porcupines, Old Red Lion Theatre by Grace Patrick

I don’t know if it’s because I’m not a twenty-something in a rocky relationship, or because I’m just not the right type of person, but I couldn’t feel any genuine connection to Hed…

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