Heroin(e) for Breakfast: Mercilessly Grim

Thursday 19th September 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Philip Stokes’ play hits you like a high speed train. There’s no acclimatisation, just a smack around the chops at full pelt and from there it’s all intensity of one form or another. This production from King Brilliant Theatre reunites the original creative team ten years... Continue Reading →

This is Not a Wedding: Bold & Defiant

Tuesday 17th September at York Theatre Royal’s De Grey Rooms. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When you’re invited to a non-wedding promising a ‘radical and apocolyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies’ featuring a ‘concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre’, it’s anyone’s guess as to what that will look like in a performance space. It’s certainly wildly... 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 →

10 Days That Shook The World: An Energised Whistle-Stop Tour of Political History

Wednesday 1st August 2019 at 2Northdown Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10 Days That Shook The World takes the wildly complex subject of the Russian Revolution in hand by focusing on the work of one journalist and his dedication to covering what many wanted covered up. It’s a devised adaptation of the works of John Reed and... Continue Reading →

CLASS: Stripped Back Theatre Celebrating Marginalised Voices

Wednesday 31st July 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ CLASS begins in a slightly fish-out-of-water, uncertain way and quickly falls in step to give us insights into the lives of various individuals who consider themselves to be working class or working-middle class. We’re all naturally intrigued by the lives of others, and this... Continue Reading →

When It Happens: Women on the Verge

Wednesday 31st July 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When It Happens combines powerful and topical issues spanning motherhood, sexual harassment, the ‘policing’ of women’s bodies and behaviours and the roles of women in general - more specifically, the oppressive roles of women. It feels reactionary and relevant but also a little too... Continue Reading →

Death of a Salesman: Tragic Drama at its Best

Saturday 6th July 2019 at the Young Vic, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Death of a Saleman is a hard-hitting and melancholy play. It entertains very little joy but hammers home plenty of gripping drama and it’s in this element that the play remains timeless in appeal. In fact, considering the frightening numbers bandied about on the subject... Continue Reading →

In The Bones: The Aftermath of Tragedy

Tuesday 18th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Families. Love them or loathe them, they’re a complex muddle of individuals and it’s never too difficult to find frictions beneath the surface. In the case of Cody Daigle-Orians’ In the Bones, there’s not much digging to be done; the anguish of this family is evident... Continue Reading →

Quentin Crisp, Naked Hope: Deeply Human, Highly Philosophical

Thursday 13th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First and foremost, this show is beautifully written. It’s darkly philosophical, deeply human and irreverently celebratory of the self in all its singularity. Little time passes between striking quips and dramatically existential sarcasm which smacks of great lyricism - the quality of the material is the... Continue Reading →

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