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Extravaganza Macabre, Battersea Arts Centre - Review

Tonally similar to the ‘Mechanicals’ troupe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Little Bulb Theatre’s ingenious Victorian farce has something for everyone. Performed in the rebuilt courtyard of the Battersea Arts Centre, three actor-musicians play all the characters of this tongue-in-cheek melodrama.

Author's review: 
4

Macbeths, Hope Theatre - Review

As the audience is ushered in, one notices the smell of joss sticks – a common enough item, but within the intimate theatrical space that is the Hope Theatre, it transforms a stage into a lived-in space, a home... One of the most surprising things about Macbeths' solipsistic premise is why no one hasn’t thought about it before. We’ve had the likes of Hamlet the play from the point of view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, its peripheral characters, but we’ve not had another Shakespearean play based solely on its title characters.

Author's review: 
4

Superman and Me, King's Head Theatre - Review

Written by Suzette Coon and directed by Eloise Lally, Superman and Me is an 'anti-romantic' comedy that examines a couple undergoing marriage counseling.

Author's review: 
4

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waterloo East Theatre - Review

Approaching the well-known pastoral comedy from both a traditional and modern direction, CandleFire Theatre's latest Shakespearean production has much to commend. Integrating live instruments into the proceedings, one is automatically transported to the Mediterranean at the turn of the 20th century, reminiscent of a Federico García Lorca play...

Author's review: 
4

BY MY STRENGTH, Women and War Festival - Review

Written by Bruntwood Prize winner Laura Stevens and directed by Charlotte Peters, By My Strength is a rich play, densely packed with  layers of meaning, as well as plenty of interwoven anecdotes the reveal what goes through the heart and mind of a young female British soldier.

Author's review: 
5

I Hope You Are Happy - Musical Theatre Review

Quite Nice Theatre, Reading Fringe Festival

Author's review: 
4

Mumburger, The Archivist - Review

In today's world there are very few things that are taboo to eat. Yes, there are lots of things that are bad for you if eaten in large quantities, but nobody would dream of outlawing salt, red meat, carbohydrates and so on. There is one thing in Western culture that is definitely taboo, and it is precisely this status that gives Sarah Kosar's play such power.

Author's review: 
4

Expectations, Theatre N16 - Review

Written by Matilda Curtis and directed by Grace Joseph, Expectations isn't your usual play about flatshares.

Author's review: 
3

A Beckettesque Play, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

A play based on the aesthetic style of Samuel Beckett is unlikely to be straightfoward. Engimatic and profound perhaps, but nothing spoonfed. His female characters are often in trapped situations, immobile, symbolically restrained.

Author's review: 
3

Review: Mametz Wood

Mametz Wood
InterAct Wales
Written by Lyon Devereux

Author's review: 
4

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