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: Alone in Berlin (Touring)

Friday 6th March 2020 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alone in Berlin comes to the stage as Alistair Beaton’s translation and adaptation of Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel Every Man Dies Alone. Set in wartime Berlin as the Gestapo roam the streets with menace, the story is one which builds on details of the life and... Continue Reading →

Review: The Welkin at the National Theatre

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 →

Review: Hello and Goodbye (Touring)

Wednesday 20th November 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Laura Ann Price’s set design for Hello and Goodbye gives us a crystal clear vision of what’s to come as soon as seats are taken - our first glimpse of Athol Fugard’s world is ramshackle and void. Walls are incomplete with jagged edges. Colour is muted.... Continue Reading →

Review: Toast (Touring)

Tuesday 19th November 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Toast is a coming of age tale with plenty of heart and...food. If the old adage about food being the key to many a heart is true, then this play shows us that process - and not just the positives either. Nigel Slater’s tale of growing... Continue Reading →

Review: Master Harold and the Boys at the National Theatre

Saturday 2nd November 2019 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys is a pretty excellent creation. It’s fascinating in its approach to plucking the rotten fruit of history and placing it before us while simultaneously providing us with a very recognisable and relatable dynamic. In this instance however, the rather... Continue Reading →

Review: Trojan Horse (Touring)

Thursday 3rd October 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ To put one wronged individual on a stage paves the way for a fiery performance, but fill the stage with wronged individuals dissecting every detail of the wrongdoing and you pave the way for just over an hour of fiercely indignant performance. In a relentless pursuit of... Continue Reading →

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