Review: Dream School at The Space, London

Trigger warnings for the content of this review: cults, psychological manipulation, sexual manipulation/abuse, self harm Thursday, 18th May 2023 at The Space, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman The ensemble emerges. They are floating, euphoric. They are seeking out connection. They are giggling for no reason at all, but you know it must be a good... Continue Reading →

Review: Blanket Ban at Southwark Playhouse

Tuesday, 2nd May 2023 at Southwark Playhouse, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Note: mild spoilers ahead! All too often, when we introduce both the personal and the political into a piece of theatre, it can come across as self-serving and undeniably cringe-worthy. Blanket Ban, without a doubt, is not that show. Through this verbatim 2-hander... Continue Reading →

Review: The Mistake at Arcola Theatre

Tuesday April 18th 2023 at Arcola Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman In American schools, World War II’s Eastern Front conclusion is given but a few lines in the textbooks. But Michael Mears’ two-hander, The Mistake, interweaves verbatim material through a narrative that oscillates between the creation of the nuclear bomb and the bombing of... Continue Reading →

Review: Dia-Beat-Es at Camden People’s Theatre

Thursday 29th March 2023 at Camden People’s Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Just by reading the description of Dia-Beat-Es, performed and written by Paul O’Donnell (who self-identifies as ‘he/him/bro/dawg/homie’), one might think: Oh, is he serious? You might also consider, this is either going to be wildly offensive or wildly successful. I’m pleased to... Continue Reading →

Review: Trade at the Pleasance, London

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 at the Pleasance, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Any show centred around sexual exploitation and the trafficking of young women is destined to weigh heavily on audiences, but in Trade, written by Ella Dorman-Gajic and directed by Maddy Corner, a balanced script and evocative staging work beautifully, in tandem, allowing the... Continue Reading →

Review: After the Act at New Diorama Theatre, London

Friday 10th March 2023 at New Diorama Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman After the Act, a brand-new musical from NDT Associates, Breach, (from which you may have also seen It’s True, It’s True, It’s True) has conquered the beast that is verbatim theatre. This (unfortunately) timely story is brought to the fore through multimedia... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleepova at Bush Theatre

Thursday March 2nd 2023 at Bush Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Dela Ruth Hini Bush Theatre’s latest production, Sleepova, is a beautiful homage to Black British sisterhood. Staged in the intimate Holloway Theatre, audience members are invited to share in a story of laughter, grief, resilience, and chosen family. Sleepova’s ensemble cast consists of Bukky Bakray,... Continue Reading →

Review: My Son’s a Queer (but what can you do?) at Ambassadors Theatre, London

Tuesday 7th February 2023 at Ambassadors Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Rob Madge, former West End child actor, has turned into a bold solo performer with something important to say (and sometimes, to sing) in My Son’s a Queer (but what can you do?). Using projected video which showcases real footage from several moments in... Continue Reading →

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