Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It’s been a busy year for old Frankenstein and his monster. This is the third production I’ve seen this year, and there have been a couple more still that I wasn’t able to attend. Mary Shelley’s classic novel celebrated it’s 200th-anniversary last year, so its sudden b...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Even though the animated classic is a Christmas staple, the thing that we all remember most from The Snowman is the iconic song “Walking in the Air” (and subsequently the iconic Irn Bru adverts it inspired). It’s easy to forget the story that comes with it. Based on th...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ironically, there’s something very reliable about a big-theatre mystery. For all the suspense and suspicion, you can be sure there will be some stock characters, a grand setting, some drawling southern English accents and a healthy dose of escapism. In an age when watc...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Horrifying your audience is easier when they are trapped in a small space. We’re practically begging to be snuck up on. In a big venue like Theatre Royal, it can be easier to separate yourself from the action. Except when you’re watching a show like The Exorcist, that...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Expat (noun): a person who lives outside their native country. In Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit’s self-described documentary show, they recount their travels to Malta and their interactions with British expats coming for a bit of sunshine and refugees desperate...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

How do you make a show about the environment? In the case of most performances, angrily, pessimistically and equipped with instructions for the audience. In the case of David Finnigan’s solo piece You’re Safe ‘Til 2024, the answer is to be as transparent and meta as po...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Physical theatre has an amazing ability to communicate messages through the bodies of performers. Plaster Cast Theatre’s Sound Cistem explores how the bodies of performers Lizzie Morris and Ayden Brouwers, and all trans people, are made "controversial" by transphobia a...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Take a close look at that title. Notice anything about it? Are we not drawn onward to new erA?, much like its namesake, is a palindrome. The first half plays out on stage before a recording of the performance we have just watched is played back to us backwards.

The ambi...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Whoever said politics and class couldn’t be fun? In Standard:Elite by Hidden Track, privilege is turned into a game; there are standard seats and elite seats. You’re assigned randomly when you enter the theatre and can earn or lose your status depending on how you play...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Voyeurism is a difficult topic to challenge through theatre; you can't criticise people taking enjoyment by looking at sexual images, without giving them a sexual image to look at. Playwright Alice Birch is all too aware of the irony, and uses it to her advantage in We...

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