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Recent articles

Macbeth, Steiner Theatre, Rudolf Steiner House - Review

Part of the appeal of Shakespeare's historical plays is how national events depicted reflect the anxieties of the present day. While Macbeth the play isn't strictly 'historical', its themes of political ambition and manipulation leading to a divided nation is still very relevant today. Taking a leaf from the recent Fassbender movie, the play opens with the Thane of Glamis and his wife (Tom Hartill, Laura Murray) burying their child.

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Fémage à Trois, Vaults Theatre - Review

Founded by Gemma Harvey and Lou-Lou Mason, Loquitor Theatre (which translates as 'She speaks') are committed to increasing the level of representation of women in theatre. Their latest event Fémage à Trois consists of three female monologues that all have a very different story to tell. The first, I Don’t Care, (written by Charlotte O’Leary) examines a teenager who is the sole carer for a violent father who has dementia.

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Last Orders, Lion And Unicorn Theatre - Review

Written and directed by Lucy Laing, Last Orders focuses on a reunion of sorts – three old friends who meet up shortly before Christmas to commemorate the passing away of someone they knew years ago. Each has their own story to tell, each their own perspective of the deceased.

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Interview: Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers is currently the sole female candidate standing for Equity Presid

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tour) – Musical Theatre Review

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everybody, whether they think they do or not, knows at least one refrain from Joseph.

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Shock & Awe by Barbara Walker - Art Exhibition Review

Shock & Awe by Barbara Walker is comprised of drawings of black soldiers from 1900 until the present day. Walker has created an excellent and passionate response to the overlooked contribution of black soldiers. Midlands Art Centre (MAC) until 3rd July 2016

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Airswimming, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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4

In The Gut, RADA's John Gielgud Theatre - Review

Traditionally shows about childbirth haven't been commonplace in theatre, especially in the realms of comedy. All that's about to change with Les Femmes Ridicule's show In The Gut. Adopting the format of a cooking show, replete with copious amounts of physical humour, Judith (Siobhan McKiernan) and Marie-Chantal (Margot Courtemanche) show that no aspect of pregnancy is too grotesque or taboo to bring up.

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Tonic Theatre presents TONIC CELEBRATES: Round-Up

“Hold your own creativity as precious” – Paule Constable, 2016

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Grey Man, Theatre503 - Review

Written by Lulu Raczka and directed by Robyn Winfield-Smith, Grey Man draws upon the oeuvre of Angela Carter and Susan Hill to tell an urban coming of age tale with quasi-supernatural undertones. Deliberately using two actors of different ages (one around 50, the other around 25) to play the same character and deliver the same monologue, the performances given couldn't be more different.

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