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Thursday, August 13, 2020

‘Frothy, refreshing & much needed’: FANNY & STELLA – The Eagle Garden Theatre ★★★★ by Stephanie Ressort

Fanny & Stella is a funny, bawdy, light-hearted musical that provides a very welcome distraction from the seriousness of the world.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

What cancer taught me about living with uncertainty by Stephanie Ressort

Here I am, a freelancer with no active paid projects at the moment, and a very uncertain pipeline, and I’m feeling happy and grateful with life.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

‘Compelling triptych of plays’: Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland – Old Red Lion Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Nuclear War, Buried and Graceland at the Old Red Lion Theatre become a compelling triptych of plays all connected by the themes of love, loss, trauma and existence.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

‘It really is beautifully realised’: MEDUSA – Cockpit Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

By focusing on her specific story, and unravelling the sense of the universal within it, ‘Medusa’ provides a timely mirror on the world we live in.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

‘Keeps you hooked from start to finish’: TELL IT SLANT – Hope Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

‘tell it slant’ at the Hope Theatre is a funny and engaging dark comedy that keeps you hooked from start to finish.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

‘Brings Christopher Reid’s words to glorious life’: LOVE, LOSS & CHIANTI – Riverside Studios by Stephanie Ressort

Love, Loss & Chianti brings together two collected works of poetry by Christopher Reid. First up is Scatterings, a collection he wrote after the death of his wife, which brings to life h…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘The improvisation skills are phenomenal’: CROOKS 1926 – King William IV by Stephanie Ressort

There are puzzles, and codes to be cracked, jobs to be planned, people to be hired, revenge to be had & scores to be settled in the fun experience that is Colab Theatre’s Crooks 1926.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

‘A timely reminder that we need to be kinder to each other’: NETFLIX & CHILL – Drayton Arms Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

All in all, Netflix & Chill is a funny yet powerful play about mental health, self image, lad culture and the importance of human connection.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

‘The show unfurls in Barber’s expert hands’: MUSIK – Leicester Square Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Written by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, Musik is a one-woman show that spins off from their 2001 musical Closer to Heaven.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

‘A lot of wonderful ingredients’: FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT – Bridewell Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Given the current state of the country, the battle of wits and words, vs the search for real connection with those who disagree with us, For the Sake of Argument is very topical.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Showcases incredible playwriting talent’: THE GLASS WILL SHATTER – Omnibus Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

There are no superfluous gimmicks in The Glass Will Shatter, this is a piece where all the creative elements come together to amplify the whole.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘The cast all give strong performances’: COPS – Southwark Playhouse by Stephanie Ressort

Beautifully evoking the late 1950s, there are lots of interesting ingredients in Cops and the successful laugh out loud moments are satisfying.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

‘Power to move & inspire’: THE CANARY & THE CROW – Arcola Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The Canary and the Crow is full of humour and warmth and describes the challenging reality of being trained to be the “acceptable” face of Black Britain and how that impacts identify and…

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

‘A comic gem’: JEW…ish – King’s Head Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The shifts in storytelling dynamics in JEW…ish at the King’s Head Theatreare fluidly brought to life, so they never jar, but continue to entertain.

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

‘Delightfully atmospheric piece of theatre: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Middle Temple Hall by Stephanie Ressort

Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol is true to both the spirit and detail of the book, while adding its own sense of playfulness that feels fresh and modern.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

‘Packed with warmth & humour’: LITTLE MISS BURDEN – Bunker Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Little Miss Burden fizzes with energy and charm. With this powerful piece of new writing, Matilda Ibini fuses the colloquial and poetic, with modern cultural references to create a moving, g…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

‘Disarming & engaging candour’: MANDY PICKS A HUSBAND – Canal Cafe Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Trauma, comedy and playfully adapted song lyrics are brought together by Amanda Broomell to create Mandy Picks A Husband, her solo show inspired by her own Instagram experiment.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

‘Rich & fascinating story’: HOMING BIRDS – Tara Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Homing Birds is a rich and evocative play that is well worth seeing.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

‘Enjoyable & sensitive production’: A BENCH AT THE EDGE – Tristan Bates Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Off the Cliff’s production of Luigi Jannuzzi’s 1981 short play A Bench At The Edge at the Tristan Bates Theatre is an enjoyable and sensitive production of a thought-provoking and off-be…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

‘Genuinely thrills & intrigues’: SPIDERFLY – Theatre 503 by Stephanie Ressort

Spiderfly at Theatre 503 is that powerful combination of a beautifully written play, imaginatively produced and perfectly cast.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

‘A must for the film geeks among you’: GAPING HOLE – Ovalhouse by Stephanie Ressort

Gaping Hole at Ovalhouse is packed full of laughs and film references, it makes for an entertaining and quirky night of theatre.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

‘I defy anyone not to be moved’: DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS – White Bear Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The reverence Claudio Macor clearly has for the history he is sharing comes through strongly and adds to the overall emotional impact of the play. I defy anyone not to be moved by Dr Magnus …

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

‘A naughty, feel-good & fun show’: SOHO CINDERS – Charing Cross Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Will Keith’s production of Soho Cinders brings out the emotional heart of the piece, while also celebrating the comedy and spectacle.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

‘Thoughtful & nuanced piece of theatre’: AFTERGLOW – Waterloo East Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

What S. Asher Gelman has achieved with Afterglow is a thoughtful and nuanced piece of theatre that addresses the challenge of maintaining a relationship through life-change, as well as manag…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

‘Highly symbolic & moving piece of performance art’: WE DIG – Ovalhouse by Stephanie Ressort

We Dig is part of the Ovalhouse’s final season in the venue’s Oval based building before it is demolished and preparations are made to move to a new home in Brixton in the spring.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

‘Packed full of interesting ideas’: THE OPEN – The Space by Stephanie Ressort

Essentially a play about friendship and whether relationships can survive divisive times, Florence Bell has created an entertaining and original piece of theatre in The Open at The Space.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

‘Atmospheric & hugely entertaining’: HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – Abney Park Cemetery by Stephanie Ressort

The Hound of the Baskervilles is packed full of so many wonderful little touches that work together to create a truly entertaining night out.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

‘A comic gem’: UNLOVABLE – Etcetera Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The comic and the personal meld beautifully in this honest and heartwarming show, Carly Jurman’s Unlovable.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

‘Has the ability to transform its audiences’: OPHELIA REWOUND – Camden People’s Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Ophelia Rewound is an autobiographical, interactive, solo performance devised, performed and directed by Antigoni Spanou. Threading together the story of Ophelia, and Antigoni’s own experi…

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‘Feels like a cult classic in the making’: SPACE AGE LOVE SONGS – Hen & Chickens Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Space Age Love Songs is a treasure trove of goodies, brought together to create a feel-good and compassionate queer love story.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

‘Full of passion & fury’: My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III – Cockpit Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company’s My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III weaves together elements of Henry VI Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III to show the influe…

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