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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Review: Look, No Hands, Pleasance Online by Shirley Both

Review: Look, No Hands, Pleasance Online 4.0Overall Score Lila Clements has come to the Pleasance Theatre to share her story with us. There is just one little problem: she does not remember …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 01:32PM

Review: Rough Sleeper, Online @ the Actors Centre by Shirley Both

Review: Rough Sleeper, Online @ the Actors Centre2.0Overall ScoreThe streets are empty and all we see is a deserted English main street in the opening of Jo Emery’s Rough Sleeper. The film…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 12:24PM
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Review: Tal, [email protected] by Shirley Both

Review: Tal, [email protected] 3.0Overall Score Eerie music, a stage drained of colour and a broken cot mark the opening of Tal – an original dance performance. A creature is crouched on t…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 09:42AM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Review: Armageddon, Baby! Mannequin Mouth by Shirley Both

Review: Armageddon, Baby! Mannequin Mouth 4.0Overall Score Many theatre companies have decided to transition their work to the digital realm in the previous year, and Mannequin Mouth is no e…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 05:03AM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Review: Naughty, Camden Fringe by Shirley Both

Review: Naughty, Camden Fringe5.0Overall Score“Ping” – a text message is projected onto the white canvas that lights up the dark auditorium. “Ping” – another one. They are enquir…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 08:48AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Review: Searching for Belinda by Shirley Both

Review: Searching for Belinda 3.0Overall Score Multidisciplinary theatre company Bold Mellon are making their fringe debut at the Above the Stag Theatre. They bring oranges, fierce visuals, …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 02:36PM
Friday, August 13, 2021

Review: 2:22 A Ghost Story, Noel Coward Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: 2:22 A Ghost Story, Noel Coward Theatre4.0Overall Score“If you want ghosts, you find them” is the mantra for Danny Robins’ acclaimed West End drama 2:22 A Ghost Story. We do fi…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 01:54PM
Monday, August 9, 2021

Review: Fow, Summerhall by Shirley Both

Review: Fow, Summerhall 4.0Overall Score Communication is key and sometimes it may even be the key to the heart. That is what Lissa, Siôn and Josh are discovering in Alun Saunders’ play F…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 01:48PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Review: Jack Hoosie and the Leisure Groan, The Water Rats by Shirley Both

Review: Jack Hoosie and the Leisure Groan, The Water Rats2.0Overall ScoreWith open arms we are welcomed into Jack Hoosie’s Leisure Groan in South Yorkshire. Unfortunately, discounts are no…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 01:12PM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Review: head/lining, Pleasance Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: head/lining, Pleasance Theatre 4.0Overall Score head/lining is sensuously punk rock. That is the best way to describe Knuckledown’s performance at the Pleasance Theatre. It is punk…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 08:42AM
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Review: Hotel Paradiso, Underbelly Festival by Shirley Both

Review: Hotel Paradiso, Underbelly Festival4.0Overall ScoreUnderbelly Festival’s new circus tent in the heart of Central London is the perfect setting for Lost in Translation Circus’ new…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 06:42AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Review: The Octopus, King’s Head Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: The Octopus, King's Head Theatre3.0Overall ScoreWhat were you doing during lockdown? Were you perhaps on the hunt for a job? Or were you busy being driven mad by the isolation? Both …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 02:54AM
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Review: Wolves Are Coming for You, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Wolves Are Coming for You, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre3.0Overall ScoreA mythical woodland with an eerie atmosphere and an overshadowing jingle greets us at the Brockley Jack Studio …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:54AM
Friday, July 9, 2021

Review: Big Boys, Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Big Boys, Lion and Unicorn Theatre 4.0Overall Score “They grow up so fast …” This saying is especially true for Tom Foreman’s self-written and directed play Big Boys. Perform…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 03:24AM
Sunday, July 4, 2021

Review: The Magic Flute or the stories they tell, Above The Stag Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: The Magic Flute or the stories they tell, Above The Stag Theatre4.0Overall ScoreThe Magic Flute is an emotional opera about romance, passion, and deceit. The Magic Flute or the stori…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 05:03PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Review: Rock Bottom, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Rock Bottom, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre3.0Overall ScoreIf you have ever wondered what Shakespeare’s beloved clown Bottom is up to these days, don’t wonder any longer – he is …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 11:48AM
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Review: Pauline, Pleasance Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Pauline, Pleasance Theatre4.0Overall ScoreTW: suicide mention. We were already on this planet when our grandmother was pregnant with our mother. That is the statement with which Soph…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 06:36AM
Friday, June 11, 2021

Review: Godot is a Woman, Pleasance Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Godot is a Woman, Pleasance Theatre 3.0Overall Score It is 2021 and the company of Silent Faces are still waiting for Godot. But there is just a tiny problem – they are not men. Jo…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 09:48AM

Review: Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Tower Theatre/The Acting Gymnasium by Shirley Both

Review: Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Tower Theatre/The Acting Gymnasium2.0Overall ScoreThe students of The Acting Gymnasium are presenting their newest production at the Tower …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 04:18AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Review: Stunner, Camden People’s Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Stunner, Camden People’s Theatre4.0Overall ScoreThe Oxford Dictionary has two definitions for the word Stunner: a shocking piece of news or an attractive person (specifically a wom…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 12:42PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Review: The Language of Kindness, Shoreditch Town Hall by Shirley Both

Review: The Language of Kindness, Shoreditch Town Hall 5.0Overall Score The Language of Kindness is first and foremost a celebration of our NHS nurses. Performed at Shoreditch Town Hall, it …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 01:36PM
Friday, June 4, 2021

Review: how to live a jellicle life, Lion & Unicorn Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: how to live a jellicle life, Lion & Unicorn Theatre4.0Overall ScoreAre you living a jellicle life? Wait, no – I have to backtrack to the question: What exactly is a jellicle li…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 10:06AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Review: Topsie Redfern’s Crystal Balls, Above The Stag Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Topsie Redfern’s Crystal Balls, Above The Stag Theatre4.0Overall ScoreOnce upon a time there was a sparkling, girly boy who found a mysterious crystal ball hidden away in an attic.…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:42PM
Monday, May 31, 2021

Review: Walden, Harold Pinter Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Walden, Harold Pinter Theatre3.0Overall ScoreA remote cabin in the woods and two people are anxiously preparing for the arrival of a very special guest. That is the set-up for Walden…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 03:12PM
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Review: a heifer would be needed for the sacrifice, Picatrix-AI by Shirley Both

Review: a heifer would be needed for the sacrifice, Picatrix-AI2.0Overall Scorea heifer would be needed for the sacrifice is part of the online festival Take Me Somewhere in Glasgow. Created…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 05:12PM

Review: The Money, Kaleider by Shirley Both

Review: The Money, Kaleider3.0Overall ScoreWhat happens if a group of people were given a certain amount of money and had the freedom to spend it as they please? That is the concept that the…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 08:18AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Review: Blis-ta, Clean Break by Shirley Both

Review: Blis-ta, Clean Break5.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a member, with every penny going towards keeping AYT going and paying our very tal…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:33AM
Sunday, May 23, 2021

Review: Herding Cats, Soho Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Herding Cats, Soho Theatre2.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a member, with every penny going towards keeping AYT going and paying our ve…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:18AM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Review: Two Horsemen, Jermyn Street Theatre by Shirley Both

Review: Two Horsemen, Jermyn Street Theatre4.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a member, with every penny going towards keeping AYT going and payi…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 09:03AM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Review: There’s Something Among Us, Chronic Insanity by Shirley Both

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SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 08:54AM
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Review: Gash Theatre Gets Ghosted, Gash Theatre by Shirley Both

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SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 10:24AM

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