Review: The P Word at Bush Theatre

Tuesday 13th September 2022 at Bush Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes When Zafar (played by Esh Alladi) flees his hometown and homophobic persecution, he seeks asylum in London. However, the process is draining and prejudiced, and having to “prove” you face execution if you are sent back to your native land gets harder as... Continue Reading →

Review: Glass Boy at the Hen & Chickens Theatre, London

Saturday 20th August 2022 at the Hen & Chickens Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman An all-too-familiar subject matter plops into a post-dramatic structure, giving birth to Gabriel Phelan’s Glass Boy. Tight performances, direction, sound design, and choreography ensure that Glass Boy leaves an impression long after you have left the theatre. Being a one-person... Continue Reading →

Review: Keep It Down at The Hope Theatre, Islington

Monday 15th August 2022 at The Hope Theatre, Islington. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes TRIGGER WARNING: eating disorders Keep It Down (written and performed by Emma Oldfield and directed by Kierath Jandoo) is an uncomfortable watch. But not for the reasons you may think. It’s uncomfortable because the portrayal of one woman’s battle with an eating... Continue Reading →

Review: Invisible at Bush Theatre

Tuesday 28th June 2022 at Bush Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes Written and performed by Nikhil Parmar, Invisible is a one man show that delves into the psyche of a man overwhelmed with the feelings that his race and social positioning in the world reduce his desirability in the world of acting. Zayan wants the... Continue Reading →

Review: Retake, Remake! (Touring)

Thursday 16th June 2022 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Retake, Remake! seeks to take back air time. Over the years, many movies, TV shows and various other platforms have given storylines specifically depicting those with learning disabilities to actors without such lived experiences. As such, the depictions in those storylines are often out of kilter with... Continue Reading →

Review: The White Card at Leeds Playhouse

Thursday 26th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Claudia Rankine’s The White Card explores the ways in which white people engage with the stories, experiences and art of Black people. It questions the motivation behind our consumption of such stories and how often white people engage at a privileged arm’s length rather than recognising themselves... Continue Reading →

Review: Red Ellen (Touring)

Tuesday 24th May 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ “There is more than one way to kill a revolutionary.” Caroline Bird’s Red Ellen is the latest in a welcome clutch of new work spotlighting marginalised female figures from history. Ellen Wilkinson was undoubtedly a remarkable figure with a flawed personal life and a career spanning... Continue Reading →

Review: Maggie May at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 11th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Who am I then?” “Who else would I be?” Frances Poet’s Maggie May takes this idea of an endangered sense of identity and builds on it layer over layer until we see the true weight of its significance. In this perceptive and sensitive play, what... Continue Reading →

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