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Friday, November 5, 2021

‘The choreography of the piece is exquisite’: SKIN TIGHT – Hope Theatre ★★★★★ by Stephanie Ressort

From the opening moments, Skin Tight bursts with passion and energy. The physicality of the opening sequence seduces and intrigues, creating a disarming sense of disorientation when the acto…

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

‘A dark premise that feels disturbingly possible’: SNOWFLAKES – Old Red Lion Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

I was surprised when I discovered this is Robert Boulton’s debut play as a playwright, as there is a confidence and natural dark humour I’d associate with a more experienced writer.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

‘Entertaining, ambitious and educational ‘: TOKYO ROSE — Southwark Playhouse (UK Tour) ★★★★ by Stephanie Ressort

Burnt Lemon Theatre’s Tokyo Rose shows that you don’t need a big budget to stage a compelling musical. Written by Maryhee Yoon and Cara Baldwin (with additional book by William Patrick H…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

‘I was transported to a cave system thousands of miles away’: DECIPHERING – New Diorama Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Deciphering is billed as “an inter-continental journey to the origins of human creativity” and it certainly lives up to this epic ambition.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

’Would resonate with audiences nationwide’: LATELY – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ by Stephanie Ressort

Proforca’s Lately was definitely worth the wait, I was crying by the end. I can only hope this production has a life beyond this short London run, as it is a show that would resonate with …

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Friday, September 10, 2021

‘There is a realness to the story’: PRISON GAME – Pleasance Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Marcus Hercules’ Prison Game is a deeply human story, showing the devastating ripple effect of that first, flawed, guilty verdict.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

‘I was hooked from start to finish’: THE GOOD DAD (A LOVE STORY) – Hope Theatre ★★★★½ by Stephanie Ressort

Written by Gail Louw, the good dad (a love story) is a compelling piece about the devastating impact sexual abuse and incest has on 3 different women. It is a masterclass in shifting perspec…

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

‘Plenty of funny & engaging moments’: INVISIBLE ME – New Wimbledon Theatre Studio by Stephanie Ressort

Bren Gosling’s new play Invisible Me focuses on the life of three people who have recently turned 60. It is refreshing to see a show that talks about sex, life and relationships for the ov…

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Friday, September 3, 2021

‘Warms the heart as much as it makes you laugh’: BLOWHOLE – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★ by Stephanie Ressort

Blowhole is a hilarious and surprisingly moving solo show about life as a 20-something gay man looking for love, and the ultimate fabulous gay lifestyle.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

‘Rich with characterisation & plot’: Six Serpents & a Tarantula – Hen & Chickens Theatre – Camden Fringe & Touring by Stephanie Ressort

Six Serpents and a Tarantula is a new play written and directed by Maryanna Clarke and presented by Old School Players.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

‘Gleefully brings the comedy of the piece to life’: THE GAME OF LOVE & CHANCE – Arcola Outside ★★★★ by Stephanie Ressort

This brand new English version of Pierre de Marivaux’s classic comedy The Game of Love and Chance, adapted by Quentin Beroud and Jack Gamble, takes great delight in modernising this almost…

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

‘Moving collection of tender, heart-felt musical pieces’: THE RED SIDE OF THE MOON – St Paul’s Church by Stephanie Ressort

It was a lovely evening to be back in the beautiful gardens of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden for The Red Side of the Moon, a new musical running as part of Iris Theatre’s summer fest…

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

‘A poignant & funny piece of theatre’: STAIRCASE – Southwark Playhouse by Stephanie Ressort

Set in 1965, Staircase takes us back to a time when homosexuality was still criminalised in Britain. Written by Charles Dyer (who only passed away recently in January 2021 at the age of 92),…

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Monday, May 31, 2021

‘Totally absorbing’: I & THE VILLAGE – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★ by Stephanie Ressort

Set in an isolated Direct Provision Centre in Ireland in 2017, I and The Village is a powerful piece of theatre, telling the story of three asylum seekers waiting to find out if they will be…

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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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