Comedy

Diverse cast to lead British dark comedy film, “TRUMP”

Bethnal Films launches crowdfunding campaign for London-set, post-Brexit political comedy.

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Hands up if you've ever been dumped!

The Breakup Monologues - Guest feature from comedian Rosie Wilby

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0

Tartuffe - a C17th French masterpiece still resonating today

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s dynamic and enjoyable production satirises this ‘superficial age’ of the internet, fake news and demagoguery.

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4

Junkyard - Bristol Old Vic and Headlong

(Excerpt of an interview with Jeremy Herrin [Director of Headlong], Jack Thor

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5

Othello review - Tobacco Factory, Bristol

The latest Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory production of Othello feels discomfortingly relevant.

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4

Richard III review - Rosemary Branch Theatre

I’ve seen a few Richard IIIs in my time. And whether it be Trevor Nunn’s trilogy at the Rose Theatre Kingston or a fringe production up in Edinburgh - I’ve always found myself wanting to leave at the interval. Until now.

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4

LOVE, National Theatre - Review

Over the past year there has been a public debate about the relevance of theatre to people in the UK today, especially for the disenfranchised and given the way the referendum turned out. On the evidence of LOVE, theatre is more relevant than it has ever been, across all stratum of society.

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5

LAURA, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” So goes the old adage.

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HEDDA GABLER, National Theatre - Review

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler is not an 'easy' play. On the surface its central character exhibits anti-social tendencies, but her actions in the latter half of the play are unconscionable. But nothing exists in a vacuum and the reasons for her 'lack of empathy' provide illuminating psychological insights.

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4

The Collective Project 2016, Tristan Bates Theatre - Review

A parliament of owls, a kindle of kittens, a bevy of ladies, a worship of writers. The collective names for animals and types of people are fascinating and often very funny. Using this as an inspirational jumping off point, the Pensive Federation's Collective Project  offers a diverse selection of humorous and thought-provoking short plays that comment – directly or indirectly – on the nature of groups.

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4

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