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Recent articles

Words, Words, Words, Leicester Square Theatre - Review

In recent years there has been a slow but steady progression of one man/woman shows from those about dead celebrities and fictitious characters to those with a more personal emphasis.  What distinguishes Lowri Amies' play (as moving as it is) from other autobiographical shows, is the use of Shakespeare's canon to express at certain junctures in the play – what everyday prose cannot.

Author's review: 
4

BETTER TOGETHER, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre - Review

Following on from the Write Now 7's Flight Or Flight event, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre's in-house production of Better Together showcases some of the best new writing with a topicality that's uncanny.

Author's review: 
4

Black Shuck, The Bedford, Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival - Review

It's no secret that Blackshaw Theatre Company have 'fingers in lots of different pies'. Podcasts, new writing events, full length plays, they have never been one to rest on their laurels. Their latest play Black Shuck – which is directed by Ellie Pitkin and currently running at The Bedford pub in Balham as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival – has on the surface more than a dash of Hound of the Baskervilles about it.

Author's review: 
4

WRITE NOW 7: Fight Or Flight, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre - Review

While London is blessed with an abundance of mainstream theatres and fringe theatre venues, there are arguably only a few venues in London that in conjunction with hosting plays and scratch nights, have a fully developed programme for the nurturing of playwrights' work – and the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre is one of them. Its annual Write Now Festival is in its seventh year and on Saturday 7th May, hosted a day of short plays under the theme of Fight Or Flight. In keeping with previous years' entrants, the responses were of an exceptional high standard, with equally diverse subject matter.

Author's review: 
5

Rebellious Acts - meet our writers: Liz Carroll

Meet the writers behind Female Arts 'Rebellious Acts' production this Saturday 14th May at South Street Arts Centre. Introducing Liz Carroll, the writer of 'Private'.

Author's review: 
0

Interview: Melanie Wilson

Fuel Theatre and Melanie Wilson are currently collaborating to create Opera for the Unknown Women; a contemporary opera openly addressing issues of climate change and feminism.

Author's review: 
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Nude, Hope Theatre - Review

"I think I have a soul and you're in it. I think I have a soul and you're it."

Author's review: 
4

Interview with London Based Singer-Songwriter Chloe Ray

Back in January, London based singer songwriter Chloe Ray released her debut EP, The Waiting Room. Although she been on tour since February, I recently got the opportunity to interview Chloe about her EP and find out a bit more about the story behind her work.

Author's review: 
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I Have Been Here Before, Jermyn Street Theatre - Review

A lot of use it is you or anybody else saying what they'd do if they had their time over again. A fat chance they have, haven't they? Time moves on and it takes you with it, whatever you say -- as I know only too well.
Sally Pratt, I Have Been Here Before.

Author's review: 
4

The Moon Princess - Review

It is great to see a female character in a children’s production who challenges the formulaic princess narrative. Children and adults alike are captivated by this performance which combines aerial acrobatics, live music and storytelling.

Author's review: 
4

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