Dance

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

CONSTANCE, KENTUCKY, Canal Cafe Theatre - Review

Remember the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Proverbs: "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind."
Matthew Harrison Brady: Inherit The Wind (1960)

Author's review: 
5

Desire Caught By The Tail, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

More of a piece of performance art than a play, Desire Caught by The Tail is a surrealist work that was penned by Pablo Picasso in 1941. First performed as a rehearsed reading in France shortly before its occupation, with the likes of Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus in occupied France, it has rarely been performed since its inception.

Author's review: 
0

Jungle Book – Theatre Review

Metta Theatre turn Jungle Book completely on its head - both metaphorically and physically!

Author's review: 
4

Salmon and Wales, Matthew's Yard - Review

…I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes I think you've seen me before

If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
Just don't ask me what it was…

Luka, Suzanne Vega

Author's review: 
4

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