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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Review: Hear Me Howl, VAULT Festival by Sebastian Calver

Review: Hear Me Howl, VAULT Festival 4.0Overall Score A story of self-made and societal expectations and a reminder NOT to meet them! Hear Me Howl, written by Lydia Rynne and directed by Kay…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Review: The Milkman Cometh, VAULT Festival by Sebastian Calver

Review: The Milkman Cometh, VAULT Festival3.0starsCautious comedy with too many boundaries. The Vaults is a great place for a piece like The Milkman Cometh, written by: Alice Bounce, Maxwell…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Review: Dear Elizabeth, Gate Theatre by Sebastian Calver

Review: Dear Elizabeth, Gate Theatre5.0starsAn initiative full of love, passion and regret. Dear Elizabeth, written by Sarah Ruhl, follows the lives of renowned poets, Elizabeth Bishop and R…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Review: Pinter Six, Harold Pinter Theatre by Sebastian Calver

Review: Pinter Six, Harold Pinter Theatre4.0Overall ScorePinter Six, part of Jamie Lloyd‘s Pinter at the Pinter season, features two of Harold Pinter‘s comedies: Party Time and C…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Review: The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second, Almeida Theatre by Sebastian Calver

Review of The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second, playing at the Almeida Theatre until 2 January. The post Review: The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second, Almeida Theatre appeared first on …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: Nine Night, The Trafalgar Studios by Sebastian Calver

A tentative build-up, but boy is it worth it! Nine Night is a story paying homage to the nine nights celebrating the life of the dead that is a necessity in order to send away the departed w…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: Dialektikon, Park Theatre by Sebastian Calver

An unusual menagerie of consequential storytelling. Dialektikon follows Miranda, played by Mary Nyambura, a young girl defenceless and naive in a cruel world full of unknowns. Through the us…

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Review: Borders and Games, Arcola Theatre by Sebastian Calver

We live in a society very ignorant of the conflict in Syria and its harrowing reality, which is often paved over by the short and sickly-sweet blanket term: “the crisis in Syria”. Th…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Review: Maiden Speech, Tristan Bates by Sebastian Calver

As a woman in what is still a male dominated industry, can you achieve your goals, without exploiting yourself through sexualisation? Maiden Speech is a platform for new writers, produced by…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Review: Renaissance Men, Old Red Lion Theatre by Sebastian Calver

Renaissance Men follows Irvine (Sam Heron), a young lad with a desire to write. Through his writing he expresses personal suffering, and is clearly struggling to find his identity. Heron’s…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Review: RATS, Etcetera Theatre by Sebastian Calver

A dystopian, existential mare. RATS, written by Gaël van den Bossche, challenges our individuality by posing an idea that we would all function better and essentially be happier if we had a…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Review: Switzerland, The Ambassadors Theatre by Sebastian Calver

There’s something particularly funny about putting a successful yet grouchy old realist in a room with an optimistic, naive try-hard. Besides the fun digs at the younger generation enj…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: Pinter Three, The Harold Pinter Theatre by Sebastian Calver

I think Pinter Three finds a perfect balance in showing the purpose of theatre; capturing the idea of release, enjoyment and escapism but conjoining it with seriously challenging topics and …

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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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