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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Review: Bible John, VAULT Festival by Grace Patrick

Review: Bible John, VAULT Festival 5.0stars Unlike the four women around whom Bible John is built, I absolutely can’t listen to or watch anything to do with true crime, unless it’s so hi…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Review: Lost Laowais, VAULT Festival by Grace Patrick

Review: Lost Laowais, VAULT Festival 3.0stars Spinning together the lives of four expats living in Beijing, Lost Laowais explores some of the intricacies of what it means to try to make some…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Review: Carmen, London Coliseum by Grace Patrick

Review: Carmen, London Coliseum 4.0stars It’s probably quite predictable to say that I went into Carmen filled with a more than slight suspicion. I’m twenty years old, I’ve seen one op…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Review: Faust: That Damned Woman, Lyric Hammersmith by Grace Patrick

Review: Faust: That Damned Woman, Lyric Hammersmith3.0starsBased on the story of Doctor Faustus, in which our hero sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the possession of all human kno…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Review: Candy, King’s Head Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Candy, King's Head Theatre 3.0stars Strangely, this play is at its strongest during the times when it’s completely off topic. Despite focusing on the experiences of a young man fal…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Review: On Bear Ridge, Royal Court by Grace Patrick

Review: On Bear Ridge, Royal Court4.0starsOn Bear Ridge seems to be set in a present day Wales, but one plagued by a kind of apocalyptic curse. A small town sits in the shadow of a mountain,…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Review: Trigger Warning, Camden People’s Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Trigger Warning, Camden People's Theatre 3.0stars Trigger Warning takes the approximate form of a ‘pre show announcement’ for what sounds to be quite probably the most ambitious …

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Review: Art Heist, New Diorama Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Art Heist, New Diorama Theatre 4.0stars Having missed Art Heist in Edinburgh, I feel sort of relieved to have finally seen it in London. I unavoidably enter with expectations and hap…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Review: Meet Me at Dawn, Arcola Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Meet Me at Dawn, Arcola Theatre 3.0stars I’m in two minds about Meet Me At Dawn. I should say first that both actors, Jessica Hardwick and Marianne Oldham, are fantastic. Although …

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Review: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Wilton’s Music Hall by Grace Patrick

Review: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Wilton's Music Hall5.0starsOne of the great struggles in staging generational trauma is fairly simple: how can a narrative give its audience enough t…

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Review: Anna Bella Eema, Arcola Theatre by Grace Patrick

Review: Anna Bella Eema, Arcola Theatre 4.0stars It’s something of a relief that Anna Bella Eema opens with an explicit warning that past, present and future are really only divided becaus…

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Review: Werther, Royal Opera House by Grace Patrick

Review: Werther, Royal Opera House 3.0stars It’s important to me that I preface this review with the disclaimer that my knowledge of opera is limited. Really, really limited. This is the s…

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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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