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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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Thursday, August 22, 2019

‘Twisting, thought-provoking play’: THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – Cockpit Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The Werewolf of Washington Heights is a play by Christie Perfetti Williams that was first staged in the US in 2017.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

‘My mission was to create a show that would make people happy’: TL Wiswell brings Space Age Love Songs to the Camden Fringe by Stephanie Ressort

In a special Camden Fringe edition of A Glimpse Inside, I met up with TL Wiswell to talk about her new show Space Age Love Songs, running at the Hen and Chickens from 21 August 2019.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

‘Entertaining & thought-provoking bite-sized stories’: Our Walk Through the World – The Water Rats by Stephanie Ressort

Our Walk Through the World is a collection of six sharply written, short plays by Ross Howard that highlight some of the absurdities of modern life.

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‘In the current climate, a good comedy is worth its weight in gold’: Lost Keys & Orgasms at the Pasty Motel – Canal Cafe Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Mary Jane Figtree’s play is based on the concept of an Italian 90s play called Orgasmo e Pregiudizio. With this, her first play, she has written something that succeeds in being both funny…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

‘Engaging charm & humour’: SH*T HAPPENS – Camden People’s Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Sh*t Happens at Camden People’s Theatre is full of humour, honesty, poetry and physical theatre.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

‘A must-see for fans of Joseph Conrad’: THE GEMINUS – Tristan Bates Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The Geminus is an atmospheric new play by Ross Dinwiddy and is based on Joseph Conrad’s novella The Secret Sharer. By incorporating a romantic twist, Dinwiddy creates an emotional centre t…

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

More new writing at Camden Fringe: Scenic Reality & Angel by Stephanie Ressort

One thing I’m really loving about the Camden Fringe is the breadth of creativity and experimentation. Scenic Reality is a prime example of a fresh piece of new writing that explores differ…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

‘Denzil Barnes is magnificent’: RED PETER – Etcetera Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

suspect this show will have a future, evolving life, and it is well worth checking out if it appears on your radar. I’d certainly be interested in seeing what they do with it next.

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‘Weirdly joyful in a terrible, unnerving, end of Britain kind of way’: BORIS REX – Tristan Bates Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Full disclosure, I was not excited about seeing a show about Boris Johnson. Frankly I’m feeling a tad Boris-ed out these days, but fortunately, given a lively and plentiful audience, not e…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Doubling up at Camden Fringe: When It Happens & Class at Tristan Bates by Stephanie Ressort

This year I have the great privilege of getting to cover lots of the Camden Fringe shows, my only regret is that I can’t see them all (literally impossible, so many shows running, Londoner…

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

‘Full of love & warmth’: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS – Soho Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre was reminded me just how transformative theatre can be.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

‘A gloriously entertaining joke that the audience is in on’: WHODUNNIT (UNREHEARSED) – Park Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) at the Park Theatre. Today my mouth feels a whole lot wider from excessive laughing and smiling. That is a thing right?…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

‘It’s definitely a show with a heart’: A glimpse inside with playwright Paul Stevens by Stephanie Ressort

In this, my latest instalment of A Glimpse Inside, I had the great pleasure of speaking to playwright Paul Stevens about his new play True Colours at the Hope Theatre.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

‘I just felt like there was a story in me I could tell’: Michael Black brings his play Starved to the London Fringe by Stephanie Ressort

Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with Michael Black whose latest play Starved will be coming to the Bread and Roses Theatre at the end of the month (30 April to 11 May 2019).

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Monday, April 15, 2019

‘Startling, sharp & deliciously dark’: MOUTHPIECE – Soho Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Kieran Hurley has created a masterclass in playwriting with Mouthpiece, and is unafraid to shine a light on the darker aspects of the theatre world.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

‘For me, this play is challenging the idea of what a history play is’: Playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm on the creation of Emilia by Stephanie Ressort

While still reflecting on International Women’s Day 2019 I am delighted to be able to share the first part of my interview with the generous and inspiring playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. …

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

‘It has a warmth that stays with you’: THE GREATER GAME – Waterloo East Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The Greater Game is a play that understands the importance of paying respect to the source material. It tells the story of real people and it does it in a playful yet compassionate way. Yes …

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Friday, October 12, 2018

‘As someone who wrestles with depression, I’m heartened to see a show like Dust being so positively embraced’ Is there magic in the water at the by Stephanie Ressort

Trafalgar Studios seems to be mopping up the cream of the crop of smaller space transfers. There is definitely magic in the water there at the moment, as I’m seriously pining to see both o…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

From The Jungle to Heathers The Musical… Some transfer-tastic recommendations by Stephanie Ressort

While I may see less, I still have plenty to say. So I thought I’d start with the shows I’ve seen and loved that have transferred (or are soon transferring) to the West End.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Eight reasons to see Schism at the Park Theatre before it closes on Saturday by Stephanie Ressort

It is well worth making the effort to squeeze in a theatre trip this week, if you can. I’ve been raving about this show to anyone who’ll listen, now it’s your turn. If I did star rati…

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