Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review: La Ronde, The Bunker Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Just moments after stepping out of Bunker Theatre, it was obvious this venue will keep drawing me back. Underground, raw and quirky, tailoring its space to each show coming in, making theatr…

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Review: What Shall We Do With The Cello?, VAULT Festival by James Bell

On a bare stage, filled only with four chairs and an incongruous looking cello, a man hesitantly appears, looks cautiously around him, picks up the cello, and begins to play. He produces a c…

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Review: The Texas Tax Man, VAULT Festival by Hattie Pierce

Luke Courtier’s latest show, The Texas Tax Man, is a meta-theatrical comedy about freelancers and the shame of missing the self-assessment tax deadline. Two shy, thoughtful cowboys set out…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Killing Time, Park Theatre by Alice Devoy

Tackling a topic like death, or perhaps the topic of death, it would have be easy for this production to slip into whimsical comments on wasted youth, dusty wrinkles, and morbid clichés. Bu…

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Review: The Swarm, Vault Festival by Rebekah Ellerby

My heart is bursting with the wordless song that filled a dark and cavernous brick vault, with such warmth and such friendship that I conclude must be unique to the art of modern opera. A hy…

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Review: Wendy House, VAULT Festival by Isaac Ouro

Pulling off a play about emotional abuse in one single, hour-long act, with minimal props and limited space is no small task. Walk The Dog Productions does not shy away from the challenge: W…

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Review: Sex With Strangers, Hampstead Theatre by Emily May

The stage is dressed with a plethora of brown. From brown leather sofas to brown wooden wall cladding, the colour scheme sets an expectation of a warm, cosy, and intimate setting. This expec…

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Review: Three Unrelated Short Plays, Theatre N16 by Alice Devoy

If you are looking for spiritual enlightenment from your cultural excursions then please do look a little further; Three Unrelated Short Plays is light hearted and fun, but not a lot else &#…

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Review: The Blue Bird, The Albany Theatre by Katie Walsh

Lightbox Theatre have breathed life into The Blue Bird, which was written in the early 20th century by Maurice Maeterlinck. The Albany was filled with eager children full of high energy who …

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Feature: Getting Better Slowly, an inspiring story of illness and recovery by Jamie Body

“I was very active, I was sporty and fit. I was working as a freelancer in the midlands. I just didn’t expect it to happen…” Getting better slowly is the story of one man’s life ch…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Offer: Get £5 tickets to see Fire In The Machine at Battersea Arts Centre by Laura Phillips

Under 26’s get £5 tickets to see Fire In The Machine Fire In The Machine | 22 February – 4 March | Battersea Arts Centre Sounds Like Chaos know how to use your time. Fire …

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Review: This Must Be The Place, VAULT Festival by Marcus Emmanuel

London is, and has always been my home. My urban playground and my cultural melting pot of professional development and personal frivolity. The capital of the United Kingdom, London hosts th…

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Review: Anyone Can Whistle, Union Theatre by Hattie Pierce

The Union Theatre’s decision to put on a rendition of Anyone Can Whistle is exciting: it is a lesser known Sondheim musical which has never enjoyed much fame or success.  It is a strangel…

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Review: Villain, King’s Head Theatre by Daniel Perks

Rachel (Maddie Rice) is grounded, bubbly and immediately likeable. She is simultaneously nervous, terrified and anxious with every breath. As she narrates her story, she jumps between these …

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Review: Masurca Fogo, Sadler’s Wells by Emily May

Two men eat lit candles. A live chicken in paraded around the stage and is left to feed off a smashed watermelon. A vase of flowers is emptied into the skirt of one performer’s gown. A wom…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Competition: Win tickets to Low Level Panic at Orange Tree Theatre by Laura Phillips

Win a pair of tickets to see Low Level Panic at Orange Tree Theatre. Low Level Panc by Clare McIntyre | 16 February – 19 March | Orange Tree Theatre Three flatmates. A singl…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Daniel Perks

Rosa Maggiora’s block set, while crisp and clean, seems altogether out of place for this production – too futuristic and alternative compared with the more traditional story of a girl th…

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Review: Don Quixote in Algiers, White Bear Theatre by Callum McCartney

The truth as we know it has become subjective and individual. Facts that may be true to you and I may be complete falsehoods to another. The story of real life writer Miguel de Cervantes, as…

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Review: The Pirates of Penzance, London Coliseum by Dan Rubins

There is no shortage of pillars around the perimeter of the London Coliseum, but two more appeared onstage at the opening night of the English National Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance: a c…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: School Play, Southwark Playhouse by Rebekah Ellerby

School Play, by Alex Mackeith, is at its best when the dialogue is quick, elegant, and very funny. It begins with the start of a school day. Lara (Fola Evans-Akingbola), a headteacher’s ad…

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Review: Britney, The Vaults by Steph J. Watkins

If you were to be told you were going to see a comedy, this is the last subject you would think of – brain tumours. The topic of illnesses, particularly cancer, is a sore and sensitive…

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Review: Henry V, Southwark Cathedral by Emily May

One would not normally compare the plights of the British Army in the Battle of Agincourt and WWI. Yet despite the obvious contrasting features – the former casting the English as aggresso…

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Review: purged, The Hope Theatre by Isaac Ouro

A flick of a wrist, the extension of a finger, a fist beating twice upon a chest. These are the gestures that propel Orla Sanders’ searing one-woman performance in purged – the unsettlin…

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Review: They Built It. No One Came, Greenwich Theatre by Toby Vaudrey

After a successful run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Fledgling Theatre reprise their wholesome, surreal, and downright beautiful show They Built It. No One Came. for a UK wide tour. Wri…

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Review: Throwback, Jacksons Lane by India-Inés Levy

Fusing personal memories, circus acts, and a decisively nineties soundtrack, Throwback – a collaboration between Jacksons Lane theatre and Silver Lining circus company – is an evocative …

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Feature: Hull City of Culture 2017: I’m more excited than ever about my home city. by Samuel Sims

Growing up, I never felt particularly proud to be from Hull. In fact, the absolute opposite. If enquiries were made about my origins, I’d launch into a frenzied, pattie buttie-wielding…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review: Salome, Hoxton Hall by Tal Fox

The show opens in the 1930s on King Herod’s birthday banquet. “Decadence…beauty…lust…envy…desire. The words of a prophet, a mother’s envy, a stepfather’s desi…

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Review: The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak, Wilton’s Music Hall by Dan Rubins

“I don’t have dreams – I just want to be full,” the puppet sings, turning his pleading, extraordinarily expressive eyes towards the audience. He is Tarrare, “The Gentleman Glutton,…

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Review: Throwback, Jacksons Lane Theatre by India-Inés Levy

Fusing personal memories, circus acts and a decisively nineties soundtrack, Throwback –  a collaboration between Jacksons Lane Theatre and Silver Lining circus company – is an e…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, Lyric Hammersmith by Lydia Lakemoore

Four actor-musicians set the scene. Dressed up as blue birds they sing a merry tune to welcome in the morning, before one is promptly shot by a large air rifle that protrudes from the stage.…

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Review: The Pitchfork Disney, Shoreditch Town Hall by Jessica Handscomb

Deep in the bowels of Shoreditch Town Hall, Jamie Lloyd’s production of Philip Ridley’s first ever play, The Pitchfork Disney, is staged. In the long, dimly lit room known as The…

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