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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Review: Drowned or Saved?, Tristan Bates by Sebastian Calver

A very talented cast and a very sad history. Geoffrey Williams’ (playwright and director) new play is an intimate and scathing reminder of the horror of history that we often forget to rem…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: Chekhov’s First Play, Battersea Arts Centre by Sebastian Calver

Chekhov’s First Play is a reimagining of a Shakespeare play, but with an entirely different goal! As the lights go down in the auditorium, we put on headphones waiting to be received by th…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review: The Distance You Have Come, by Sebastian Calver

A simple yet effective story line following the lives of six individuals who juggle the constant challenges of life, depression, heartache and love; The Distance You Have Come is a warm and …

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Review: Wise Children, The Old Vic by Sebastian Calver

Unconventionally whacky yet importantly relevant. Shining a light on the significance of nature and nurture. Wise children, as explained by director Emma Rice in an interview with A Younger …

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse by Sebastian Calver

A masterclass in interpreting Shakespeare: whether verse line or thought line take precedence.  Josie Rourke‘s Measure for Measure is a well-rounded and creative exploration into inte…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Review: Porgy and Bess, London Coliseum by Sebastian Calver

Porgy and Bess collaborates vocal excellence with truthful relationships and powerful drama to amalgamate into a visual and audible rollercoaster. Porgy and Bess, a well-known George and Ira…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Review: (No) Leaves On My Precious Self, King’s Head by Sebastian Calver

(No) Leaves on my precious self is an endearing, honest and vulnerable piece of writing exploring the hardships of a career in a forever changing, always judging art form that some of us cal…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Review: Twelfth Night, Young Vic by Sebastian Calver

Kwame Kwei Armah and Oskar Eustis’ Twelfth Night is slick, easy to follow, genuine and (of all qualities to aspire most to in a piece of new work), powerful. It is packed with musical geni…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Review: We’ve Got Each Other, Pleasance Theatre by Sebastian Calver

For a Bon Jovi amateur whose fandom is limited to Livin’ On A Prayer, my knowledge needn’t be more experienced! Paul O’Donnell takes us on an idea for a Bon Jovi musical, relyi…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review: Alan Fielden with JAMS: Marathon, Barbican Theatre by Sebastian Calver

Marathon is the thought process you experience when watching the news: what’s wrong with the world today? Heart-breaking story after heart-breaking story. Who’s going to do anyt…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: Dishoom!, Watford Palace Theatre by Sebastian Calver

Gurpreet Kaur Bhati’s new play Dishoom! is a bizzare yet enlightening look at Indian culture, scratching at the surface of the struggles the country faced due to westernisation. Set in a …

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review: The Humans, Hampstead Theatre by Sebastian Calver

A dysfunctional family sits down at the Thanksgiving table and treasures the precious time that they have left together. But their geographic locations, ages and past mistakes are threatenin…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Review: Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse by Sebastian Calver

Mamma Mia! meets Waiting for Godot; the glamour and pop soundtrack reminiscent of ABBA, intermingles with harmonies consisting of major thirds and combining with a script as anti-climactic a…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Review: Dance Nation, Almeida Theatre by Sebastian Calver

Where do we draw the line between our professional and our personal lives? How and when should we teach our The post Review: Dance Nation, Almeida Theatre appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Review: Unicorn, Theatre N16 by Sebastian Calver

Clever, creative and compassionate. Writer and performer Brad Johnson has nailed a compelling and genuine story sharing the importance of The post Review: Unicorn, Theatre N16 appeared first…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Review: Numbered Days, Cat’s Back Wandsworth by Sebastian Calver

Upon entering the theatre, the naturalistic set of a bedroom reminded me of a first year Stanislavski “three activities” exercise; The post Review: Numbered Days, Cat’s Back Wa…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: The Fall, Southwark Playhouse by Sebastian Calver

A psychologically realist sketch show with some really strong talent. The Fall, written by James Fritz and directed by Matt The post Review: The Fall, Southwark Playhouse appeared first on A…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: Describe the Night, Hampstead Theatre by Sebastian Calver

In light of recent current affairs involving Russian politics, Rajiv Joseph has written a powerful and educating story that has The post Review: Describe the Night, Hampstead Theatre appeare…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Review: The Misanthrope, Theatro Technis by Sebastian Calver

The Misanthrope at Theatro Technis is an interesting yet ineffective interpretation of Moliére’s work! Having studied the play, I was The post Review: The Misanthrope, Theatro Technis…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Review: Ruthless! The Musical, Arts Theatre by Sebastian Calver

I was recently told that the most common form of comedy is through the subversion of social behaviour, the unexpected anti-social behaviours. Ruthless! qualifies this advice with its narcoti…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review: Kiss of The Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory by Sebastian Calver

I was taught that the highest purpose for theatre is to reflect and change society, challenge the way you think or feel and leave you actively willing to impact the (quality of) life of not …

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Review: Yvette, Southbank Centre by Sebastian Calver

A powerful coming of age story, Yvette tells the tale of a 13-year-old girl’s journey towards womanhood and the struggles experienced throughout the teenage years that we can all sympathis…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review: Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy, The Vaults by Sebastian Calver

Compelling, sympathetic and intelligent. Advertised as a tragicomedy, Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy is exactly that, but perhaps more a tragedy with some cultural puns thrown in for good me…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: Gundog, The Royal Court by Sebastian Calver

I have never been so excited to review a show as I am now! Gundog, by Simon Longman, is an intimate reflection of family dynamic executed ‘on a farm in the middle of nowhere’. Longman’…

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Review: ASSMONKEY: In Conversation, Network Theatre by Sebastian Calver

It’s hard to approach a comedy review without thinking you are God’s gift to the entertainment industry. So, here goes an attempt to review an artists’ work from the point of v…

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