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Recent articles

The Bacchae at Blue Elephant Theatre - Review

60 minutes of intense, stylised Greek tragedy with a contemporary twist.

Author's review: 
3

The Silver Gym - Queen's Theatre Review

A sparkling witty life affirming feminist romp that celebrates diversity and ageing (not necessarily at the same time) and reminds us that even the most unlikely activists can make a difference.

Author's review: 
4

Stench - Theatre Review

A deft piece of new writing exploring life for unsettled twenty somethings, laced with quite a lot of alcohol. There are plenty of laughs but the darker undercurrents of shifting family and friendship dynamics are what makes it stand out.

Author's review: 
4

JOY on DVD & Recognising Female Inventors

JOY starring Jennifer Lawrence is the story of Joy Mangano who invented the Miracle Mop - is released on DVD and Blu-RayTM on April 25th 2016

Author's review: 
0

Twelfth Night at The Hope Theatre Review

Twelfth Night? With only four actors?! I’m interested!

Author's review: 
4

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show – Musical Review

It's just a jump to the left...with this tour, we get to see Christopher Luscombe’s production in all its B-Movie glory.

Author's review: 
5

My Mother Said I Never Should, St James Theatre - Review

Plays about generations of women are always interesting and depending when they were written, can indirectly shed light on the values and experiences of the author. Written by Charlotte Keatley, My Mother Said I Never Should (which was first performed in 1987) tackles the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters, while also exploring the themes of growing up, motherhood and independence.

Author's review: 
3

Interview: Nichola McAuliffe

Playwright and actress Nichola McAuliffe has worked extensively on both stage and screen. Here she talks to Kate Saffin about her approach to writing and the choice to send the writer Nihcola McAuliffe to the Canary Islands to misbehave in a bar so that the actor Nichola McAuliffe can focus on realising the character on stage.

Author's review: 
0

Time Of My Life, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre - Review

Time Of My Life is a bittersweet play, with much to laugh about, as well as some touching moments regards family dynamics. While it does follow Ayckbourn’s preoccupation with marriage amongst the middle class, the double standards that people have regarding traits and behaviour outside one’s family and social circle are recognisable as a universal phenomenon.

Author's review: 
4

King’s College London presents THE AMERICANA by Maria Vigar: Theatre Review

A deeply moving and engaging story told on a stunningly spiritual stage.

Author's review: 
4

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