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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Review: The Art of Gaman, Theatre503 by Olivia Lunn

‘Gaman’ is a Japanese word that cannot be adequately translated into English. Instead, Director Ailin Conant unravels its meaning through a play that is drenched in metaphors. Fi…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review: Side Show, Bussey Building by Olivia Lunn

Dom O’Halon’s musical Side Show pays homage to the Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, staging the tumultuous story of their upbringing, followed by the gloomy realities of celebrator…

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Review: VOID, The Vaults by Olivia Lunn

VOID is unique and hugely daring; its form is entirely distinct from other productions, leaving you shaken and intrigued, searching for clearer lines between reality and fiction. There are t…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review: MADHOUSE re:exit, Shoreditch Town Hall by Olivia Lunn

From the moment you are plunged into the Madhouse, you want to exit. But that is precisely the point. Access All Areas is proudly and defiantly other. It forces the audience to confront the …

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: Ballet British Columbia, Sadler’s Wells Theatre by Olivia Lunn

Interrogating the nature of ballet itself, this boldly experimental performance goes far beyond the bounds of expectation. Made up of three distinctive pieces which explore new dimensions of…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Compañía Rafaela Carrasco – Born a Shadow, Sadler’s Wells by Olivia Lunn

Rafaela Carrasco’s Compañía Rafaela Carrasco – Born a Shadow is a compelling celebration of all things feminine. The ensemble, led by Carrasco, is a mesmerising, almost warrior-lik…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review: 300 el x 50 el x 30 el, Barbican Theatre by Olivia Lunn

The fusion of film and theatre entangles the audience’s gaze in an ever-evolving web of sound, movement and visuals. This sensory overload replaces linguistic expression, as 300 el x 50 el…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Review: Fuck You Pay Me, The Vaults Theatre by Olivia Lunn

Provocative, bold, yet slightly deflated. Director Bethany Pitts admirably sets herself a near impossible task: empowering prostitutes. There is a paradox between the inherently patriarchal …

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Review: The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre by Olivia Lunn

Director Ian Rickson brings Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party to the stage, with a gaze that penetrates below the skin. First staged in 1957, Pinter’s play was met with a dismally stale…

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Review: Amadeus, The National Theatre by Olivia Lunn

Director Michael Longhurst stages an exuberant and poignant revival of playwright Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, who died in June last year. Originally staged in 1976 and brought to acclaim by t…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: Emotional Terrorism, Drayton Arms Theatre by Olivia Lunn

After its performance at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Writer, Director and Performer Ellyn Daniels stages Emotional Terrorism in the Drayton Arms Theatre …

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre by Olivia Lunn

Upon entering the casually constructed set of the Barber Shop Chronicles, sharply designed by Rae Smith to be inclusively global yet endearingly personal, you’ll find that the cast consist…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Review: Amore, London Coliseum by Olivia Lunn

Sensual gluttony. Bolshoi ballerina Svetlana Zakharova and other members of the company created Amore, which allowed my eyes and ears to gorge upon this celebration of aesthetic and sonorous…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: Phoenix Rising, The Big House by Olivia Lunn

The tension mounts as the audience is led through a labyrinth of dimly lit stone staircases and dingy corridors, before finally arriving at a deserted underground car park. The serious expre…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: Picasso, The Playground Theatre by Olivia Lunn

The inaugural performance at The Playground Theatre transformed the space from what was previously a bus depot into a bull pit-come-court room, exhibiting Picasso’s sometimes playful and s…

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