Blue Heart, By Caryl Churchill

Blue Heart, By Caryl Churchill. A Double Act of two short plays (first produced in 1997), Hearts Desire and Blue Kettle. At the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol.

Author's review: 
5

Plastic Figurines, New Diorama Theatre - Review

Written by Ella Carmen Greenhill and based on her own experiences with her autisic brother, Plastic Figurines is a personal play – one that couples a sensitivity to the the subject matter with the capacity to look at the unvarnished truth. As the fictional brother and sister Rosie and Mikey, Vanessa Schofield and Jamie Samuel only have each other to rely on after the death of their mother.

Author's review: 
4

The We Plays, Hope Theatre - Review

A gender-balanced evening of insightful monologues, The We Plays show once again that whether they are male or female, writer Andrew Maddock has a knack for creating well-rounded believable characters, whose circumstances are relatable yet unpredictable.

Author's review: 
4

Imogen, Shakespeare's Globe - Review

The hallmark of Emma Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director at the Globe has been drawing out the feminine experience from Shakespeare's canon. Imogen (or rather "Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed") places the focus firmly on the Cymbeline's daughter rather than the monarch whose rash actions precipitates the play's unfortunate chain of events.

Author's review: 
4

Sister Act – Musical Theatre Review

Huzzah, hallelujah and praise be for Sister Act!

Author's review: 
4

The Seagull, Or Why Masha Always Wears Black, CPT - Review

Almost a year ago to the week, the female-led This Is Not A Test theatre company performed Three Sisters at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama –  a postmodern meta-critique of one of Chekhov's most famous plays. This year, Chekhov has also been a source of inspiration, but this time drawing from another of his canon, The Seagull. Directed by Rebecca Reeves and performed by Maria Creasey (with support by Benjamin Victor as Medvedenko), The Seagull, Or Why Masha Always Wears Black is just as inventive as its predecessor, but in some ways more intimate.

Author's review: 
4

Motion, Theatre Utopia, Matthew's Yard - Review

Written and performed by Sally Reichart and Rosie Frecker, Motion charts one teenager's journey from enjoying keeping fit, to embracing competitiveness and the lengths that staying on top can involve.

Author's review: 
3

Queen Lear, Tristan Bates Theatre Review

Having never seen Shakespeare’s King Lear before, it was with great anticipation that I sat down to watch the reprise of the original 2014 production of Queen Lear, directed and adapted by Phil Willmott.

Author's review: 
3

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Theatre Review

A production just like Holly Golightly - beautiful on the outside, somewhat damaged underneath.

Author's review: 
3

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