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They Drink It In The Congo, Almeida Theatre - Review

In They Drink It In The Congo at the Almeida Theatre, the tension between the guilt of the past and apprehension of the future, is palpable.

Author's review: 
4

Hamlet In Bed, Edinburgh Review

The Danish Prince has provided fertile ground for modern interpretations or as a jumping off point for some other ideas. Directed by Lisa Peterson, Hamlet In Bed  focuses on an actor who may have tracked down the woman who put him up for adoption as a baby. The twist is that when she conceived him decades ago, she was playing Ophelia  on a production on Broadway, his father the production's Danish Prince...

Author's review: 
4

Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Dresser, Edinburgh Review

Cabaret is such an all-encompassing term, but in Elsie Diamond's one-woman show, it fits the bill perfectly. Dressers are often the unsung heroes of theatre and television, but in Diamond's case it really is her 'day job', and it is her in-depth knowledge of this arena that has inspired The Sensible Dresser.

Author's review: 
5

Ruby, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

Directed by Jessica Rose Boyd and Luke Clarke, Ruby is an 'iceberg' of a play. On its surface, it is about a young woman who is troubled by an unexpected visit from her ex-boyfriend. However, there's much more beneath the surface with undercurrents of class friction, sexual politics and the effectiveness of hospice care, all justling to the fore ...

Author's review: 
4

September 2016 Listings

The following events in September 2016 are on the whole either written by, organised or directed by women or gender equal productions…

Author's review: 
0

Mary, Mary - Lion & Unicorn Theatre - Review

Anyone who is remotely interested in Feminism must know the enormous debt it owes to Mary Wollstonecroft. Initially famous within literary circles as the author of  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and  Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, following her death her professional reputation was eclipsed by the revelations of her private life. Theatre Mensch's ambitious play Mary, Mary focuses not only on Wollstonecroft, but her second daughter who is a notable literary figure in her own right – Mary Shelley (née Godwin).

Author's review: 
4

Poena 5X1, Edinburgh Review

How do you stop an adversary that doesn't have any boundaries, or lives by any civilised rules? Written by Abbie Spallen, her fiercely intelligence play Poena 5X1 asks these and other pertinent questions.

Author's review: 
5

Sophie Willan - On Record, Review

Startlingly funny, the power of this show is in the simplicity of a redacted document describing a real person who is standing in front of us, responding to it in the best way that she knows how – through humour.

Author's review: 
4

The MIssion - Review

The Mission is a visually stunning piece of physical theatre devised by its cast. Genuinely moving and powerful, it gives pause for thought about those who take bold steps, or even giant leaps, on our behalf.

Author's review: 
4

Rainbow Class, written and performed by Vivienne Acheampong - Review

Rainbow class is a piece of observational comedic theatre, skilfully and entertainingly delivered. Vivienne Acheampong has shades of Joyce Grenfell as she plays members of the Tiddlesworth Primary school community.

Author's review: 
4

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