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 →

Review: For the Love of a Primary Caregiver at Brixton House

Thursday 5th May 2022 at Brixton House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes “Legally blonde, but black”. Rosemary (played by Princess Donough) is your typical type A personality, she has done everything by the book – completed university at a socially acceptable age, kept her rebellious period disciplined and well contained, people pleased and pandered; Rosemary finessed... Continue Reading →

Review: I Wanna Be Yours at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Zia Ahmed’s layered and insightful play, Ella and Haseeb meet by chance and are soon smitten, but their happy bubble of two is quickly compromised by external forces as they try to overcome cultural differences. Eva Scott and Usman Nawaz make a wholly endearing and likeable... Continue Reading →

Review: Fury Theatre’s Abigail

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at The Space Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes What does pure inhibited rage look like when it’s not diluted in a world full of takers? Abigail brings to the stage the true life character of Abigail Williams, one of the first afflicted girls in the Salem Witch Trials. A brave... Continue Reading →

Review: Here’s What She Said to Me

Thursday 17th March 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Here’s What She Said to Me, three African women joined together by blood explore the timeless themes of love, family, heritage and legacy. Along the way, as we hear their intertwined stories, we are invited to consider how generational and geographical shifts influence life choices... Continue Reading →

Review: 666 Comments

Saturday 5th March 2022, at Harrogate Theatre (Studio) ⭐️⭐️-⭐️ Aliki Chapple and Ben Rigby perform 666 comments posted in response to a (pretty great) comic about sexism shared online by Gabby Schulz in 2010. The whole shebang may have taken place twelve years ago, but it’s abundantly clear that the notorious “cesspit” of online pontification... Continue Reading →

Review: Miss Julie (Touring)

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ August Strindberg’s original took on the politics of gender and class; Amy Ng’s new adaptation, set in 1940’s Hong Kong, adds colonialism and deep-rooted war scars into the mix. As the daughter of the British Governor, Miss Julie displays the worst flaws associated with a spoiled... Continue Reading →

Interview: Eleanor Felton, Gaia Cicolani & Naomi Bowman Reflect on ‘Have You Heard’

Earlier this month, Nora Productions’ ‘Have You Heard’ was streamed via the Applecart Arts website, and, with plans to develop the piece into a site-specific and in-person production in the future, Director Eleanor Felton and performers Gaia Cicolani and Naomi Bowman here take the opportunity to reflect on the show to date, offering up a... Continue Reading →

Review: Soviet Zion (Concept Album)

This new musical drama is one of epic proportions, with the concept album confidently putting forward just shy of three hours of original material. Soviet Zion seeks to take audiences into the heart of ‘Siberia's mysterious Yiddish Autonomous Region’, and, with generous musical accompaniment and a firm grasp on the dramatic potential of the premise,... Continue Reading →

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