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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Review: Pericles, The Barbican by Rachael Head

Pericles is a problem – unrelatable, distancing and totally at odds with modern logic. As a result of its lack of clear grounding in the modern world, its recent replicas have been few…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review: Mirrors, Leicester Square Theatre by Rachael Head

As soon as we enter The Lounge room at The Leicester Square Theatre, we feel as though we are intruding into someone’s personal space. Coloured cushions and shiny trinkets adorn the room a…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: Ok, Bye, The Vaults by Rachael Head

Ok, Bye is the tale of loss: loss of a parent, loss of freedom, and the loss of a homing pigeon. Co-creators Kate Goodfellow and Vicki Baron have combined a family saga narrative with very r…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Macbeth, Wilton’s Music Hall by Rachael Head

It’s bitterly cold outside and the ice settling on my skin doesn’t abate as I take my seat in Wilton’s Music Hall. It’s dark, cold and perfectly eerie. Fog snakes across the room and…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Review: The Quantum Physics of my Heart, The Vaults by Rachael Head

The Quantum Physics of my Heart is playing as part of the Vaults Festival. The festival is a big operation, with over 300 shows playing across three months. The Vaults is a great location; i…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: Things I Know to be True, Lyric Hammersmith by Rachael Head

‘All happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way’ Andrew Bovell seems to have been writing Things I Know To Be True with Tolstoy’s words lodged firmly …

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review: The Overcoat, Clapham Omnibus by Rachael Head

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol is getting a revamp at the Clapham Omnibus right now. In George Johnston’s version, Akakiy Akakievitchna is female, and we only have two supporting cast membe…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Review: Alice in Winterland, Rose Theatre Kingston by Rachael Head

This winter the Rose Kingston theatre is putting a festive twist on a much loved, oft-revived, classic fairy tale. Before you groan “not another one”, gather your Christmas cheer and sti…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: How to Win Against History, The Young Vic by Rachael Head

The soft-spoken, sequinned, “frilly, frouffy” star of our show, Henry Cyril Paget, is a man done a disservice by history in that he was written out of it. The fifth Marquis of Anglesey i…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: A Night at the Bombay Roxy, Dishoom by Rachael Head

It’s a balmy night in the sizzling city of Bombay.  A hot storm darkens the sky as the city elite line up to attend the opening night of the Bombay Roxy; a restaurant opened by Cyrus, a f…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F**cked, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Rachael Head

“Well, this is awkward” Yes Bobby, yes it is. Meet Bobby, played unfailingly awkwardly by Linus Karp, a twenty something with daddy issues so severe the only sexual gratification he rece…

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Review: The Dark Room, Theatre503 by Rachael Head

The Dark Room (Best New Australian Work, Sydney Theatre Awards) concerns itself with the mistreatment of the young and the vulnerable, and the failures of corrupt governing bodies to deal wi…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review: As We Like It, Camden People’s Theatre by Rachael Head

As We Like It is the third production I’ve seen as part of the Come As You Are Festival at the Camden People’s Theatre. So far, it has been a mixed bag and I’m not sure what to expect …

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: (Re)play, Theatre N16 by Rachael Head

‘This will be funny one day’ Mountview student, Rachel Causer, champions this attitude in her one woman show; (Re)play. For Causer, I’m pleased to say that day is today. (Re)play is a …

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Review: Victory Condition, The Royal Court Theatre by Rachael Head

‘This is a story about the difference between us.’ In a way, the above statement is true; Victory Condition is a story about the thousands of differences between every human and the one …

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Review: Inside Out, Theatre N16 by Rachael Head

The Maiden Speech festival is a series of short works designed to showcase young student’s explorations of gender and sexuality. It was intended to give an outlet for female performers to …

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Review: Masculine Expressions of my Creative Prowess, Camden People’s Theatre by Rachael Head

Masculinity, manliness and masochism, what do they really mean and what do we mean when we use these words to talk about someone? Pablo Pakula’s Masculine Expressions of my Creative Prowes…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: The Unknown Island, The Gate Theatre by Rachael Head

The Gate Theatre is an immersive and interesting space for a designer to work with. The designer in this case is Rosie Elnile, who has taken on The Unknown Island by Jose Saramago, which has…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Review: Jane Eyre, National Theatre by Rachael Head

Jane Eyre is a novel that lives within the social consciousness, the name is recognised across nations and languages and the story is one that has been told over and over again. The plot is …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Venus In Fur, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Rachael Head

Venus, Aphrodite, or the Goddess of Love. ‘Love’ was a loosely applied term in Ancient Greece, one that could often have been replaced with lust; all-consuming and passionate, but lust n…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: Man Up! Camden People’s Theatre by Rachael Head

‘(Don’t) Objectify Me!’  For the Come As You Are festival at the Camden People’s Theatre, Camilla Harding and Alexandra Sinclair rework and perform their self-written piece Man Up! …

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