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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Review: The Aftermath, Northern Broadsides, Northern Rascals, The Piece Hall Trust by Liam Offord

Review: The Aftermath, Northern Broadsides, Northern Rascals, The Piece Hall Trust4.0Overall ScoreIn The Aftermath, young people of Calderdale have come together, with the help of Northern B…

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Review: Unearthed, New Vic Theatre, Hoard: Rediscovered by Liam Offord

Review: Unearthed, New Vic Theatre, Hoard: Rediscovered3.0Overall ScoreUnearthed is the centre piece of the Hoard: Rediscovered series from the New Vic Theatre. It is a 40-minute show tellin…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Review: Hwaet!, New Vic Theatre and Hoard:Rediscovered by Liam Offord

Review: Hwaet!, New Vic Theatre and Hoard:Rediscovered 4.0Overall Score Hwaet!, the monologue from Tom Wells, is told from the perspective of Liz (Elizabeth Elvin) – a mother who is nervou…

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Review: The Bus Stop, Traverse Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: The Bus Stop, Traverse Theatre3.0Overall ScoreThe Bus Stop centres around the story of Jack, a young wheelchair user who is the victim of a cruel disability hate crime. The fallout c…

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Review: Lament for Sheku Bayoh, National Theatre of Scotland and EIF by Liam Offord

Review: Lament for Sheku Bayoh, National Theatre of Scotland and EIF4.0Overall ScoreLament for Sheku Bayoh is a response to the 2015 death of an unarmed black man, Sheku Bayoh, whilst in pol…

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Review: Magic, New Vic Theatre and Hoard: Rediscovered by Liam Offord

Review: Magic, New Vic Theatre and Hoard: Rediscovered3.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesIt is perhaps stating the obvious to point out that the limits imposed by monologue mean that they …

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Review: Inscribed, New Vic Theatre and Hoard: Rediscovered by Liam Offord

Review: Inscribed, New Vic Theatre and Hoard: Rediscovered 4.0Overall Score Reader Rating 0 Votes Of the Hoard: Rediscovered plays that I’ve seen, Inscribed may be the boldest, and most co…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Review: Here We Are Again, Pitlochry Festival Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: Here We Are Again, Pitlochry Festival Theatre3.0Overall ScoreHere We Are Again feels like a slight tease due to the timing of its release.  The short, from writer Dan Rebellato, fol…

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Review: Crave, Chichester Festival Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: Crave, Chichester Festival Theatre4.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesContent warning: This review mentions suicide Crave is a wonderful return to live production for Chichester Fes…

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Review: The Message, Pitlochry Festival Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: The Message, Pitlochry Festival Theatre4.0Overall ScoreThe Message is a breath of fresh air for both its subject and its audience.  This piece from writer Hannah Khalil follows the …

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Review: Blood, Glorious Blood!, Brighton Fringe by Liam Offord

Review: Blood, Glorious Blood!, Brighton Fringe3.0Overall ScoreBlood, Glorious Blood! wastes no time being shy about its subject.  This is a ‘Period drama’ in the most literal sense …

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Review: Pareidolia, Phone Box Theatre Company by Liam Offord

Review: Pareidolia, Phone Box Theatre Company3.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesThe story of Pareidolia follows three characters – Mrs. Z (Helen Brown), Mx. Y (Jayran Lear), and Mr. X (C…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Review: Unquiet Slumbers: The Haunting of Emily Bronte, Brighton Fringe by Liam Offord

Review: Unquiet Slumbers: The Haunting of Emily Bronte, Brighton Fringe4.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesUnquiet Slumbers: The Haunting of Emily Bronte does not leave too much to the imag…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Review: To Have and To Hold, Brighton Fringe by Liam Offord

Review: To Have and To Hold, Brighton Fringe4.0Overall ScoreIn some ways, responding to the laconic To Have and To Hold with words feels counter intuitive. This piece from Sketch Dance Compa…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Review: Part of That World, Pitlochry Festival Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: Part of That World, Pitlochry Festival Theatre3.0Overall ScoreOne person is leaving, another is hurt trying to stop them. That’s the crux of Part of That World, even if that descri…

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Review: Off Peak, Live Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: Off Peak, Live Theatre 4.0Overall Score One of the most enjoyable aspects of Live Theatre’s 10 Minutes to Call Home series has been the consistent display of talented women, and Of…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Review: Ram of God, Brighton Fringe Festival by Liam Offord

Review: Ram of God, Brighton Fringe Festival5.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesPicture the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen, and then lace that memory with every psychedelic drug you can …

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Review: Invisible Boundaries, Live Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: Invisible Boundaries, Live Theatre4.0Overall ScoreFor the most of Invisible Boundaries, it’s easy to forget that this performance is being shown on screen. The short follows Kelly …

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Review: Amai Vangu – My Mother, Live Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: Amai Vangu – My Mother, Live Theatre3.0Overall ScoreAmai Vangu – My Mother is a challenging watch for multiple reasons First of all, there’s a cruelty that pervades throughout …

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Review: Scenes For Survival – Danni The Champion, National Theatre of Scotland by Liam Offord

Review: Scenes For Survival - Danni The Champion, National Theatre of Scotland5.0StarsMost of the theatre I’ve encountered during lockdown has been claustrophobic to some extent, with film…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Review: Scenes for Survival – Listen To Me, National Theatre of Scotland by Liam Offord

Review: Scenes for Survival - Listen To Me, National Theatre of Scotland4.0StarsDespite only featuring one character, Listen to Me offers us a kaleidoscopic view of the ways people have re…

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Review: Scenes for Survival – Three Billion Swipes, National Theatre of Scotland by Liam Offord

Review: Scenes for Survival - Three Billion Swipes, National Theatre of Scotland3.0starsThe transient nature of Three Billion Swipes really helps to it reflect some of its key themes. Coming…

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Review: Scenes for Survival, Future Perfect (Tense), National Theatre of Scotland by Liam Offord

Review: Scenes for Survival, Future Perfect (Tense), National Theatre of Scotland4.0StarsFuture Perfect (Tense) feels like a natural theatrical result of the pandemic.  Director Eve Nicol …

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Review: Punkt Presents Penelope, Lion & Unicorn Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: Punkt Presents Penelope, Lion & Unicorn Theatre2.0StarsThe concept behind Punkt Presents Penelope is a great one. For anyone unfamiliar with Greek classics, Odysseus fights in th…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Review: The Wizard of Oz, Chichester Festival Theatre by Liam Offord

Review: The Wizard of Oz, Chichester Festival Theatre4.0stars Heading into Chichester Festival Theatre to see their Youth Theatre perform The Wizard of Oz, I’m a little apprehensive. I’…

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