Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review: Ballistic, Mirth Marvel and Maud by Manuel Muñoz

In May 2014, Elliot Rodger killed several people at a university campus before shooting himself. In what were subsequently known as the Isla Vista killings, six people were killed and fourte…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Dog Ends, Tabard Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Originally broadcast as part of the BBC’s ‘Play for Today’ series in 1984, Dog Ends by Richard Harris is a black comedy set in the living room of a family home in East London. Harris h…

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Review: Madama Butterfly, Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

Madama Butterfly is one of the most performed operas ever, as it has en enduring appeal due of its themes of love, loss, dignity and deceit. Reaching new heights of realistic exoticism, Pucc…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Review: The Chemsex Monologues, King’s Head Theatre by Daniel Perks

The Chemsex Monologues is not a poster production – it does not preach of the dangers that this ever-growing scene is obviously intimately entwined with, nor does it paint a rosy picture o…

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Review: Undermined, Wilton’s Music Hall by Lydia Lakemoore

Political theatre can be somewhat consuming with a thin line between conveying a message and attempting to shove an entire ideology down one’s throat in the mere space of an hour. Much to …

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review: Dark Vanilla Jungle, Theatre N16 by Daniel Perks

It feels fictional but never absurdist, outlandish but never untenable. Andrea’s (Emily Thornton) situation is shocking and slightly outrageous, but is ultimately believable. Philip Ridley…

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Review: After Party, Pleasance Theatre by India-Inés Levy

In a world ruined from the Holocaust, nuclear warfare, post-fact politics, artificial intelligence, climate change, the erosion of rights to privacy, the increasing polarization of society, …

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: The Frogs, Jermyn Street Theatre by Dan Rubins

“You can stop rhyming right there,” the Greek god of wine and drama Dionysos commands his slave Xanthias mid-song in Stephen Sondheim’s musical adaptation of The Frogs, now making its …

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Review: La Cage aux Folles, New Wimbledon Theatre by Katie Walsh

Herman and Fierstein’s La Cage aux Folles was, when it first premiered, a risque and outrageous show which brought with it a rebellious and brave statement for homosexuality and expression…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Offer: Get £5 tickets to Boat at Battersea Arts Centre by Laura Phillips

Under 26s get £5 tickets to Boat by Company Three Boat | Battersea Arts Centre | 5 – 8 April It’s easy to spot a freshie. Like maybe some people – like lawyers or po…

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Review: Boxman, The Albany by Daniel Perks

In arguably the most challenging production seen at the festival so far, Boxman is a one-man show. The 45 minutes focussed on Ringo (Reice Weathers), a homeless man who fled from his war-str…

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Review: An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

After his successes as a choreographer for The Royal Ballet – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale – Christopher Wheeldon is now bringing his first Broadway adventure …

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Review: Captain Amazing, The Albany by Daniel Perks

Captain Amazing is the story of a superhero and a puppet. Like all good stories, it needs a good guy and a bad guy, a villain hellbent on destroying the world with his nuclear missile. Mark …

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Review: After Liverpool, The Albany by Daniel Perks

After Liverpool has nothing to do with the city in North West England – it’s best to reveal that detail straightaway so there are no misconceptions of scousers with their hair in rollers…

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Review: The Open Couple, The Albany by Daniel Perks

Here we have a squabbling couple, going through marital difficulties. The premise for Dario Fo’s The Open Couple may seem fairly typical for a play, but the solution in this case is somewh…

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Review: The Fall, Bay 56 Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Adapted for stage by performing arts company Empath Eyes, The Fall is a forty-minute theatrical reimagining of Tarsam Singh’s 2006 adventure/fantasy film of the same name. The company are …

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review: Passing By, The Albany by Daniel Perks

Nowadays, no festival programme is complete without a LGBTQ production, so engrained as they are in modern day society. It’s a wonderful thing. Highlighting and debating previously taboo i…

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Review: Wasted, The Albany by Isaac Ouro

Kate Tempest’s spoken word script flows like water out of the mouths of the actors, gently cascading between the three as they recite different parts of her poetry during the transition sc…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Review: Counting Stars, The Albany by Daniel Perks

Sophie (Rebecca Omogbehin) and Abiodun (Joseph Rowe) never directly interact, confined as they are to their separate nightclub toilets. But there is a natural partnership between them, a dee…

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Review: Partenope, English National Opera by Dan Rubins

There’s a little something for everyone in the English National Opera’s revival of Christopher Alden’s Olivier Award-winning production of Handel’s Partenope. If you’re in the mark…

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Review: The End of All Miracles, The Albany by Daniel Perks

They enter in high spirits, partying through life to their wheelchairs. As the music fades, only the remnants of the celebration remain, the leftovers of two lives as they reflect in their t…

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Review: The Shawl, The Albany by Daniel Perks

John (Alec Gray) is a charlatan, a sham. Convincing in his craft, but swindling Miss A (Nicola Peluso) out of her fortune nevertheless. Stricken with grief over the passing of her mother, sh…

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Review: The Man of Mode, Upstairs at the Gatehouse by India-Inés Levy

Until the 18th of March, Upstairs At the Gatehouse Theatre in Highgate becomes home to George Etherege’s complex 17th century play, The Man of Mode. Directed by Alexandria Anfield, and pr…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: The Machine Stops, Jacksons Lane Theatre by Calum McIntosh

E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops is adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield and relates to humanity’s growing reliance on technology. The audience are taken into a dystopian world, ye…

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Review: Yamato — Chousensha – The Challengers, The Peacock, Sadler’s Wells by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Founded in 1993 by Masa Ogawa, Yamato are a troupe of sixteen Japanese drummers. Based in Asuka, Japan, their artistry is centred around the Taiko, a traditional musical instrument. The comp…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Offer: Get £8 tickets to Heads Up at Battersea Arts Centre by A Younger Theatre

Heads Up Battersea Arts Centre, 20 March – 1 April, 8pm ‘Urgent, compelling, beautiful writing… confirms Hurley’s status as one of the most powerful writers to emerge in British …

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: One Last Thing (For Now), Old Red Lion Theatre by Dan Rubins

The ensemble of Althea Theatre’s One Last Thing (For Now) seems particularly good at listening. One character reads a letter aloud, or writes one, or sends a Skype message, and the rest of…

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Review: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Royal Opera House by Manuel Muñoz

Kasper Holten’s latest production for the Royal Opera House – and his last as Director of Opera – is also, arguably, one of his best. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, one of Wagner’s…

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Review: Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse by Jessica Handscomb

The Labour party is divided. Its left-wing leader is unpopular within the party, and there are MPs and cabinet members threatening to leave. Labour is tearing itself apart from the inside an…

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Opportunity: Free Acts of Resistance devising workshop with Antler Theatre by Rebekah Ellerby

Acts of Resistance Workshop with Antler Theatre Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 10.30am-5pm Location: Bush Theatre, Attic Are you angry? Are you baffled at some of the things going on in the …

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Review: The Very Perry Show, Hope Theatre by Beatrix Swanson Scott

Some people collect stamps, or garden gnomes. But Kate Perry, as she tells us at the beginning of her show, collects people. Through a series of monologues, she is going to introduce us to s…

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