Our Country's Good - Timberlake Wertenbaker

Produced by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
17th-26th Nov 2016.
Redgrave Theatre.

Author's review: 
0

Women Centre Stage: Power Play - New Women, Hampstead Theatre - Review

The early evening slot of Women Centre Space at Hampstead Theatre on 20th November 2016, saw even more people turn up for inspiring, new female-led theatre. The New Women programme featured three very different pieces, but each were as remarkable  as they were entertaining.

Author's review: 
4

Women Centre Stage: Power Play - PRIDE and Prejudice, Hampstead Theatre - Review

Last Sunday (20th November 2016) was a marathon day for showcasing female-led theatre. Organised by Sphinx Theatre, Women Centre Space is an annual, all-day event and in the past it has taken place at the National Theatre on London's South Bank. However, this year  (after week-long workshops at the The Actor's Centre) it has taken place at Hampstead Theatre, where 100 cast, writers and directors took part.

Author's review: 
5

HAP, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

Conventional wisdom says happiness is the end goal for everyone. But what if there is something else that supersedes this?

Author's review: 
4

The Worst Was This, Hope Theatre - Review

A gender-balanced meta-comedy that deconstructs the relationship of two notable Elizabethan playwrights...

Author's review: 
4

Princess - Theatre Review

Stuart Saint brings his passion project ‘Princess’ to Lost Theatre - a multidisciplinary offering labelled 'gig-theatre'.

Author's review: 
3

Relatively Speaking - Theatre Review

A lovely bit of Ayckbourn! As comforting as watching sitcoms on a Sunday.

Author's review: 
4

London Stories: Made By Migrants, BAC - Review

A few days  ago, the world was reeling with the news of Donald Trump elected as the President of the United States. Coupled with the Brexit result in the summer, the global lurch to the Right with its jingoistic rhetoric about 'migrants', things look as bleak as can be. With this in mind I went to a show at Battersea Arts Centre, where various people who have moved to London tell their life story. Some arrived quite recently, others 50+ years ago – but all have an interesting tale to tell.

Author's review: 
4

Strindberg's Women, Jermyn Street Theatre - Review

Those who made their name in the late 19th century set the tone for the evolution of drama the following century. While many of Henrik Ibsen's plays focused on women in all their complexity, fellow Scandinavian Strindberg focused on the psychological battle of the sexes. Currently running at Jermyn Street Theatre are two of Strindberg's lesser known works, running as a double bill. The first (The Stronger) is notable for having two female characters, one of whom doesn't get around to speaking throughout. Much like Dolly, the talkative friend in Brief Encounter who doesn't let Laura get a word in edgeways, Sara Griffths as Madame X dominates the conversation. Mademoiselle Y (Abbiegale Duncan) instead uses non-verbal communication to register her what she's thinking or feeling.

Author's review: 
4

Unanchored, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

Written and directed by Lisa Sillaway, Unanchored is an astute play that subliminally comments on the world today through its historical setting. Set during the American War of Independence, the action takes place on a prison ship off the East Coast. Under the watchful eye of 'the Captain' (Dave Mattless), Katherine Rodden as Emma 'the Leper' is kept prisoner in isolation. A suspected spy for the Loyalist/British forces, duress and kindness are used to try to persuade her to divulge what she knows and switch sides...

Author's review: 
4

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