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Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: Shida, The Vaults by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: Shida, The Vaults4.0starsThe Vaults, the hub of fringe theatre in London, is the new home for Jeannette Bayardelle’s Shida. Fresh from a New York run, Bayardelle’s one woman musi…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review: Chiaroscuro, Bush Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: Chiaroscuro, Bush Theatre5.0starsChiaroscuro is the first play directed by Lynette Linton in her role as the new Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. While Chiaroscuro may be Linto…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Review: My One True Friend, Tristan Bates Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: My One True Friend, Tristan Bates Theatre2.0starsMy One True Friend is the second of two plays by Alexander Matthews to be performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre this year. Matthews…

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Review: Styx, Playground Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: Styx, Playground Theatre5.0starsWith the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over, September brings a whole host of transfers to delight London theatre goers.  One of these is Styx, the lates…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Review: The Importance of Being… Earnest?, The Pleasance Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: The Importance of Being... Earnest?, The Pleasance Theatre3.0starsImmersive theatre is having a bit of a moment. From large scale productions like Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, to …

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Review: Noises Off, Lyric Hammersmith by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: Noises Off, Lyric Hammersmith5.0starsWidely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language, Michael Frayn’s meta-farce, Noises Off, premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Review: The Crucible, The Yard Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: The Crucible, The Yard Theatre4.0starsLike many people of younger generations, I first became aware of Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible, when I studied it for GCSE drama. Ge…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review: Akhnaten, London Coliseum by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: Akhnaten, London Coliseum4.0starsAncient Egyptian culture is so strongly associated with a worship of a multitude of gods and goddesses (as well as pyramids, hieroglyphics and mummie…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Review: Good Women, VAULT Festival by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: Good Women, VAULT Festival4.0starsThree women dressed identically in white, pray silently while religious music plays in the background. The lights dim and the show begins. The women…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Review: Jayde Adams: The Divine Miss Jayde, Soho Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Review: Jayde Adams: The Divine Miss Jayde, Soho Theatre4.0starsHow can someone who worked on the Asda fish counter become a diva? Be Jayde Adams; a dynamic, feisty, wickedly-funny Bristolia…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Review: Macbeth, The Garrick Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Directed by Natasha Nixon, Macbeth is the latest production by the National Youth Theatre REP Company, and the final in its 2018 season (the two previous productions being Consensual and Vic…

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Review: Dick Whittington, Lyric Hammersmith by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

As is evident by the weather, Christmas is around the corner, and so too are the multitude of traditions associated with it; mince pies, Christmas songs and of course the Great British tradi…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Review: Boujie, Drayton Arms Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

It’s no secret that the theatre industry has problems with diversity beyond the types of actors we see on stage. Playwrights, directors and producers are primarily white males, continuing …

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Review: othellomacbeth, Lyric Hammersmith by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

One can expect several things when going to watch a tragedy of William Shakespeare; it’ll be long, there’ll be at least one death and it’ll be both a cerebral and emotional experience.…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Review: Wasted, Southwark Playhouse by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

As I sat down to watch the Southwark Playhouse’s newest production I couldn’t help but feel rather ‘cool’. Normal theatre goers hang out in the West End, but here, just a stone’…

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Review: Abigail’s Party, Queen’s Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Since its original 1977 run at Hampstead Theatre, Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party has seen a large number of revivals as The post Review: Abigail’s Party, Queen’s Theatre appear…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Two things come to mind whenever someone mentions Little Shop of Horrors: amateur productions (sometimes good, but mostly bad) and The post Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Op…

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Review: The Star Seekers, National Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Although you might not think it from the current weather we are having, but the summer holidays are in full The post Review: The Star Seekers, National Theatre appeared first on A Younger Th…

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Feature: Ditching Clichés: The Next Generation of Playwrights? by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

As I sit on a Bakerloo line tube on the way to the National Theatre, I can’t help but feel The post Feature: Ditching Clichés: The Next Generation of Playwrights? appeared first on A Youn…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review: Precious Little Talent, Orange Tree Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Precious Little Talent, written by Ella Hickson, is one of three plays that form part of the Director’s Festival at The post Review: Precious Little Talent, Orange Tree Theatre appeared fi…

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Review: Katie Johnstone, Orange Tree Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Shopping baskets brimming with fake flowers, gold trainers and a lone hanging microphone. A girl (Georgia May Hughes) runs around The post Review: Katie Johnstone, Orange Tree Theatre appear…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Britney Spears The Cabaret, The Other Palace by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Britney Jean Spears. She’s the pop princess that the ‘00s generation grew up with long before the emergence of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande. She’s one of those artists …

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Review: Wait Until Dark, Richmond Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Psychological thrillers often work well in theatrical environments – Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running play currently in its 64th year. Wait Until …

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review: Pageant, London Irish Centre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Drag has always been prominent within the performing arts. In recent years, with drag culture becoming more and more celebrated and mainstream, thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag I…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: Mrs Orwell, Old Red Lion by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

The lights dim, and after what is possibly one of the longer blackouts in theatre currently, we see the frail figure of George Orwell (Peter Hamilton Dyer) deep in the clutches of Tubercul…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review: Boy’s Club, Jacksons Lane Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Among the hills and leafy streets of north London, lies the aptly named Jacksons Lane Theatre, a charitable arts and cultural venue which showcases contemporary performances. This intimate …

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Review: Yank!, Charing Cross Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

“Some stories didn’t make it in to the history books” is the tagline for Charing Cross Theatre’s newest production and it couldn’t be truer. Yank!, directed by James Baker, foll…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Leicester Square Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Right in the heart of the West End, tucked just between Chinatown and Leicester Square lies the aptly named Leicester Square Theatre. Upon descending a set of stairs, you emerge into what fe…

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Review: Neaptide, National Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

It’s not often that we see queer women’s stories on stage, rarer still that they feature a lesbian protagonist. That’s what was so exciting about Neaptide – it features not one but…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review: Two Man Show, Soho Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

With such a vast number of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, it is not surprising that I wasn’t able to see everything I wanted to. That’s why I was so relieved that Rash…

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Review: Home Chat, Finborough Theatre by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

It’s not often that you see Noel Coward plays and rarer still that you see them performed in such a space as Finborough Theatre. With possibly more actors on stage than people in the front…

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