The Welkin: A Perilous Standoff between Damnation & Defence

Saturday 22nd February 2020 at the National Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Welkin is a fantastic example of past and present colliding. Lucy Kirkwood’s new play offers harsh realities, intelligent light relief and dramatic revelations to leave craters in the stage. Educating and entertaining as much as it interrogates and grips, we are presented with shifting... Continue Reading →

Seeds: Impressively Unrelenting

Monday 23rd February 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Bramall Rock Void). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Evelyn (Judith Jacob) is lighting candles on a Birthday cake when a ring of the doorbell brings Jackie (Penny Layden) out from the cold and into the fire as it were, placing her centre stage in a living room which periodically doubles as courtroom. ... Continue Reading →

Interview: Esohe Uwadiae Talks All Things Debut Play She Is A Place Called Home

Esohe Uwadiae brings a daring, exploratory new show to this year’s Vault Festival with her debut play She Is A Place Called Home (playing 3rd - 8th March - tickets here). Delving into the universal ground of family, relationships, love and perseverance, her play also seeks to enlighten audiences when it comes to cultures and... Continue Reading →

Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘S’ on her Vest: A Solo Show with Insight

Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘S’ on her Vest we are taken behind the headlines for a solo show detailing the day to day stresses of modern life and the experiences of someone living with anxiety.  Laura Shoebottom writes and stars in... Continue Reading →

The Geminus: An Unexpected Love Affair

Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ross Dinwiddy’s The Geminus is a cleanly selective new work based on Joseph Conrad’s story of a ship captain who harbours a fugitive. In Dinwiddy’s story, the captain and an enigmatic sailor clambouring aboard his ship in the dead of night form a connection born... Continue Reading →

All the Little Lights: A Collision of Innocence & Brutality

Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Three girls meet to celebrate a birthday. What begins as a recognisable silent feud of one friend feeling replaced by another quickly begins to prove itself a much darker and more complex story. There’s a history here to unpack and a future to consider carefully.... Continue Reading →

Where is Ban Ki-Moon? Intriguing & Poignant

Friday 9th August 2019 at the Camden People’s Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sam Rees’ Where is Ban Ki-Moon? is one of those intriguing productions which manages to transform entirely between beginning and end. The method behind the madness is revealed and the details which alienate suddenly endear and ingratiate; assumptions and reactions to characters are likely... Continue Reading →

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