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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Review: Foxfinder, Ambassadors Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Set in a post-war British dystopia, the West-End transfer of Dawn King’s Foxfinder follows the events that come to pass when the government sends a ‘Fox Finder’ named William Bloor (Ga…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Review: Boy Blue Blak Whyte Gray, Barbican by Saskia Coomber

The best fitting description of what I witness at the Barbican would be ‘a night of inspiration’. The audience is given an insight into the mind of Creative Director and Concept Creator,…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Review: Dots, Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Saskia Coomber

The truly intimate black box venue that is the Lion and Unicorn Theatre perfectly matches the storytelling that is Annie The post Review: Dots, Lion and Unicorn Theatre appeared first on A Y…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: Che Malambo, Peacock Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Che Malambo at the Peacock Theatre is a force to be reckoned with. The passion and explosiveness of each piece, The post Review: Che Malambo, Peacock Theatre appeared first on A Younger Thea…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Review: Locked Up, Tristan Bates Theatre by Saskia Coomber

The bleak setting we are met with upon arrival does well to peak the audience’s interest, as a man in The post Review: Locked Up, Tristan Bates Theatre appeared first on A Younger Thea…

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Review: If We Were Older, Dorfman Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Alice Schofield’s If We Were Older explores the highs and lows of young love and self discovery, it’s tragic, comedic, The post Review: If We Were Older, Dorfman Theatre appeared…

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Review: For King And Country, Southwark Playhouse by Saskia Coomber

Upon my first visit to Southwark Playhouse, walking into the auditorium I am not disappointed- Jacqueline Gunn’s sprawling set design The post Review: For King And Country, Southwark P…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review: Stepping Out, Brockley Jack Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Stepping Out follows a weekly tap dancing class for adults of all abilities (including none at all), who are then The post Review: Stepping Out, Brockley Jack Theatre appeared first on A You…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Review: Nine Foot Nine, The Bunker Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Nine Foot Nine, after some afterthought I realise refers to the alternate reality in this play where women commonly grow The post Review: Nine Foot Nine, The Bunker Theatre appeared first on…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review: Iolanthe, Richmond Theatre by Saskia Coomber

When I was first told that this production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe would be made up of an all- The post Review: Iolanthe, Richmond Theatre appeared first on A Younger Theatr…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review: Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok, Stratford Circus by Saskia Coomber

In- Sook Chappell’s Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok, tells the astounding true story of Lily’s fight to achieve her The post Review: Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok, Stratf…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Review: Love Me Now, Tristan Bates Theatre by Saskia Coomber

It is rare, at least in the new writing that I have seen, that the entire production works together seamlessly, however the team of Michelle Barnette’s Love Me Now have achieved just t…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Review: Faces In The Crowd, White Bear Theatre by Saskia Coomber

White Bear Theatre is the perfect venue for this intimate look at the issues and importance placed upon financial status in Upstanding Productions’ Faces In The Crowd. Written by Leo B…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review: After The Ball, The Gatehouse by Saskia Coomber

After The Ball, written by Ian Grant, sees William Randall (Stuart Fox) grow from an idealistic young man to a frail whisper of who he used to be, and the relationships he forms along the wa…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Review: Version 2.0, Leicester Square Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Under the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square, there is a humanoid standing in a Perspex box with her back to the audience, stood still whilst we take our seats and wait for the play to be…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Review: Conquest, The Vaults by Saskia Coomber

In the current climate of cracking down on sexual predators in every industry, Conquest is an intricate tale that discusses the topics of consent and male entitlement. A timely, humorous loo…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: Othello, Unicorn Theatre by Saskia Coomber

This was my first visit to the Unicorn Theatre, and I couldn’t have been more impressed with their calibre of theatre for young people. Othello is told in a way that I doubt you would …

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: One Festival – Programme C, The Space by Saskia Coomber

In the versatile venue that is The Space, we are presented with an intimate evening of diverse stories covering themes such as gun crime, the power of ballet and a stuffed Pomeranian dog. St…

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Review: Thark, Drayton Arms Theatre by Saskia Coomber

As 1920s big band jazz music plays while the audience takes their seats, the energy is that of frivolity and high-energy jollity, which matches the image on the poster for Thark. The entranc…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Review: Transpose: Barbican, The Barbican by Saskia Coomber

CN Lester is the creator of the celebration and presentation of queer and trans performers that is Transpose. The evening takes place in The Pit of the Barbican, a sizeable black box studio,…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Review: Miracle on 34th Street, Bridge House Theatre by Saskia Coomber

As jazz versions of Christmas Carols are played while the audience enters the Bridge House Theatre, Miracle On 34th Street sets us up for a truly festive affair. This version of the well-kno…

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Based on the Firecracker documentary, Jamie: Drag Queen At 16, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie takes us on the titular role’s journey to discovering who he is, in and out of a dr…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Review: Poison, Orange Tree Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Poison, written by Lot Vekemans and translated by Rina Vergano, has just two characters, who are waiting in a cemetery reception for a meeting regarding a deceased loved one. It appears that…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: Insignificance, Arcola Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Set inside an intimate yet stylish New York hotel room, Insignificance, written by Terry Johnson, takes us into the minds of a few of the most defining celebrities of the twentieth century. …

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: The Trap, Omnibus Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Regardless of your life experience, every person will be able to relate to this play. The Trap, by Kieran Lynn, takes place in a payday loan shop, and asks the question, who is to blame for …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Labour of Love, Noël Coward Theatre by Saskia Coomber

When a play has two acclaimed actors in its starring roles, the ability to bring in an audience each night goes without saying. However, when you get the chance to experience Tamsin Greig…

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Review: If You’re Glad, I’ll Be Frank, The Hen and Chickens Theatre by Saskia Coomber

The abstract minimalism of the set design that we are met with on entering The Hen and Chickens Theatre, lays the tone for this absurdist production of Tom Stoppard’s If You’re G…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review: You Forgot the Mince, The Courtyard by Saskia Coomber

Imagine If’s You Forgot the Mince presents a moving descent into an abusive relationship. ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley ominously plays as we enter the space, setting t…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: And the Rest of Me Floats, The Rose Lipman Building by Saskia Coomber

Devised by its cast, And The Rest Of Me Floats brings us into the very personal worlds of the actors and their individual, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, journeys of becoming who they ar…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Zigger Zagger, Wilton’s Music Hall by Saskia Coomber

When met with the actors already onstage as you enter the space for the 50th anniversary of the National Youth Theatre’s first writing commission, the energy exuding from them is almos…

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Review: Adam and Eve, Brockley Jack Theatre by Saskia Coomber

In the truly intimate space such as the black box studio that is The Brockley Jack Theatre, we as an audience are brought into the equally intimate production that is Adam & Eve by Tim C…

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