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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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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review: BUMP!, Tristan Bates Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Buckle Up Theatre is truly an apt name for this company if their current production, BUMP!, written by Andrew Hollingworth is anything to go by. It tells us a story of modern dating, and how…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Nina, Young Vic by Saskia Coomber

Nina, devised by Josette Bushell- Mingo and Dritëro Kasapi, transports us to Harlem, 1969. Through the lively cheers of the crowd, the energy of the instrument trio backing Nina, Bushell-Mi…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Trolley Girls, The Museum of Comedy by Saskia Coomber

Trolley Girls, which was cooked up by Jessica Forrest and Olivia Faye of the Sugar Butties Theatre Company, is a cabaret show, so the truly intimate venue that is The Museum of Comedy feels …

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: The Last Ones, Jermyn Street Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Set in the aftermath of the Russian revolution, the chaos in which the Kolomiitsev family finds itself, in public as well as behind closed doors, inevitably comes to a head. The Last Ones, b…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre by Saskia Coomber

If you want to enjoy yourself from sitting in the audience as much as the actors do in the space, Barber Shop Chronicles is the show for you. If you are wanting to witness incredibly talente…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review: Combustion, Arcola Theatre by Saskia Coomber

The Arcola Theatre’s industrial style Studio 2 is the perfect setting for Asif Khan’s Combustion. Taking place in a Bradford garage workshop owned by Shaz (Beruce Khan), a case i…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: This Is Not Culturally Significant, The Bunker Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Upon entering the black box studio at The Bunker Theatre, house music is pumping and in the bar, club lights are flashing. This is not your average theatre visit. Adam Scott-Rowley presents …

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review: Disconnect, The Ugly Duck by Saskia Coomber

KT Jemmett’s futuristic Disconnect is an interesting concept. The premise is that there are 10 convicts aboard a spacecraft, which is to be sent from the fictional “ProxC” …

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse by Saskia Coomber

This adaptation by Bruce Norris of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is political satire at it’s absolute best. The piece takes place in Chicago, 1941, and the ba…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: All Our Children, Jermyn Street Theatre by Saskia Coomber

All Our Children, written by Stephen Unwin, is set in Germany, 1941. A clinic for ill children is “helping” the country by treating them, or so the public are led to believe. The…

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