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Friday, October 23, 2020

Review: First Date, Lambert Jackson and Crazy Coqs Online by Olivia Kiely

Review: First Date, Lambert Jackson and Crazy Coqs Online3.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesWhen writing a musical about a first date, there’s a lot of source material you can pull from.…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Review: The Fall, Dazed New World Festival by Olivia Kiely

Review: The Fall, Dazed New World Festival2.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesAs a child, Sundays always meant a visit to our local church with my family. I spent years listening to the sam…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Review: Florence ‘Flo’ Smith – Now & Then, Bell House by Olivia Kiely

Review: Florence 'Flo' Smith – Now & Then, Bell House2.0Overall ScoreMy grandmothers are magnificent storytellers; able to bring the written word to life and intricately illustrate the…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Review: User Not Found, Dante or Die by Olivia Kiely

Review: User Not Found, Dante or Die 4.0Overall Score Some productions are born online, some achieve online productions and some have online productions thrust upon them. In 2020, the latter…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Review: F*ck Off, Bread and Roses Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: F*ck Off, Bread and Roses Theatre3.0StarsThis is my first time stepping back inside a theatre and I return to find it changed in some ways and unchanged in others. The good news is e…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Review: The Nobodies, Chalk Line Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: The Nobodies, Chalk Line Theatre5.0StarsAs a rule of thumb, reviews are generally published immediately after they have been written; this particular review bucks that trend. This re…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Review: Love Letters at Home, Uninvited Guests by Olivia Kiely

Review: Love Letters at Home, Uninvited Guests3.0StarsAs you are all no doubt aware, the current global pandemic has caused the theatre industry to grind to a halt. As a theatre reviewer, yo…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Review: Daughter, Battersea Arts Centre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Daughter, Battersea Arts Centre4.0StarsFathers and their daughters – this relationship inspires a comforting sentimentality for some and a dull reminiscent ache for others, or some…

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Review: Sugar Coat, VAULT Festival by Olivia Kiely

Review: Sugar Coat, VAULT Festival 3.0stars What do you get when you take a musical and swap out jazz hands for head-banging and solo showstoppers for a band of punk rock performers? You get…

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Review: The Visit, The National Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: The Visit, The National Theatre4.0starsFriedrich Dürrenmatt’s tragicomedy retains the dark humour which warrants it part of that genre in Tony Kushner’s adaptation. In New York,…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Review: The First, VAULT Festival by Olivia Kiely

Review: The First, VAULT Festival4.0starsSpace travel – a concept which either excites or terrifies, or perhaps such a feat encourages a combination of the two. Equally, a play about space…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Review: The Invitation, Town Hall Hotel by Olivia Kiely

Review: The Invitation, Town Hall Hotel2.0starsImmersive theatre is one of the most lucrative sectors of the current theatrical landscape. Promising an intimate and tactile experience, many …

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Monday, January 27, 2020

The Glass Will Shatter, Omnibus Theatre & Althea Theatre by Olivia Kiely

The Glass Will Shatter, Omnibus Theatre & Althea Theatre3.0starsJoe Marsh’s new play The Glass Will Shatter investigates the consequences of the Prevent Strategy, a counter-terrorism i…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Review: Hamlet: Rotten States, The Hope Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Hamlet: Rotten States, The Hope Theatre 2.0stars Christmas has been and gone and I thought the same could be said for panto season. Yet, tonight I discover that my aforementioned pre…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Review: Shackleton and his Stowaway, Park Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Shackleton and his Stowaway, Park Theatre3.0starsTonight we venture on an expedition- Shackleton and his Stowaway takes us on the perilous journey made by our title characters Ernest…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Review: Antigone, New Diorama Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Antigone, New Diorama Theatre2.0starsAntigone isn’t short of drama – war, sibling rivalry, and murder. Yet, sat here tonight, I am baffled as to why this classic tragedy is being…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Review: Teenage Dick, Donmar Warehouse by Olivia Kiely

Review: Teenage Dick, Donmar Warehouse 4.0stars Modern day Shakespeare has seen various interpretations relocate the classic texts to American high schools. Castles become classrooms and cou…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Review: One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, Jermyn Street Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, Jermyn Street Theatre 4.0stars What does Britain mean to you? A question with one million responses, I’m sure. Tonight, instead of a million a…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Review: The Greatest Play in the History of the World, Trafalgar Studios by Olivia Kiely

Review: The Greatest Play in the History of the World, Trafalgar Studios5.0starsSome shows are like fancy Michelin star menus—stylish, decadent and exclusive. Then there are shows like Ian…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Review: & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre 4.0stars Romeo and Juliet – one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and easily one of the most famous love stories, is also one of the most overd…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Review: I Will Still Be Whole (When You Rip Me In Half), The Bunker by Olivia Kiely

Review: I Will Still Be Whole (When You Rip Me In Half), The Bunker3.0stars22 years on since Joy walked out on her baby EJ, this mother and daughter reunite in Ava Wong Davies’ play I Will…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Review: Excluded, St. Saviour’s Church by Olivia Kiely

Review: Excluded, St. Saviour's Church 5.0stars Shakespeare has found a way into most of our lives, whether at school unwillingly, at the theatre gladly or in our daily language unnoticed. W…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Review: Souvenir, Secret Location by Olivia Kiely

Review: Souvenir, Secret Location4.0starsArriving at a Fitzrovia flat whose rent I’d be scared to speculate, I am welcomed to Anna’s thirtieth birthday party. Looking around at the immac…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Review: Nuclear Future, Camden People’s Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Nuclear Future, Camden People's Theatre 3.0stars I suppose it’s something we all wonder about, what our future will look like. A future which is set to include turbulent politics, …

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Review: Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero, Barbican by Olivia Kiely

Review: Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero, Barbican3.0starsPlunged into darkness, I sit and wait for this performance to start. Then, the sound of soft crying fills the silence, building and…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Review: Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre 4.0stars Most would agree that a cup of tea is accepted nationwide as remedy for our problems, a peacemaker, a white flag. Unfortunately for Richard Gadd,…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Review: Danelaw, Old Red Lion Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Danelaw, Old Red Lion Theatre4.0starsMany contemporary plays centre on current social and political affairs – few do it with the same level of intelligent humour as Danelaw, a play…

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Review: We Anchor In Hope, Bunker Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: We Anchor In Hope, Bunker Theatre 4.0stars What does everyone love about a pub? The characters, the stories, the reminiscing… and the booze. We Anchor In Hope wholly embraces this …

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Review: Astana Ballet, Royal Opera House by Olivia Kiely

Review: Astana Ballet, Royal Opera House 4.0stars Some may like their ballet classical, some modern; you may prefer romantic, or dramatic – whatever your preference is, the Astana Ballet h…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Anahera, Finborough Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Anahera, Finborough Theatre4.0starsAnahera is truly not an easy watch – a play that evokes genuine fear and raises controversial and uncomfortable questions, the audience are witne…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Review: Jade City, Bunker Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Jade City, Bunker Theatre 3.0stars Jade City is both a poetic ode to Belfast and a dark drama which presents themes surrounding accountability, trauma and masculinity. The light and …

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