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Latest Reviews

Memphis – The Musical ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Richard Voyce
‘Memphis – The Musical’, the multi-award-winning, Tony carrying, attempt to sum up the intricacies of American race-relations in two hours through the medium of song and dance, which...
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Neville's Island ☆☆☆

Comedy - London, UK
Rowena Hawkins
Edmondson says that Neville’s Island is "Lord of the Flies meets The Office." While this incarnation of Tim Firth’s comedy doesn’t quite match the pathos of the former or...
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The Marriage of Figaro ☆☆☆☆

Opera - London, UK
Mel Cooper
It took me a while to grow comfortable with (or even figure out) the visual and metaphoric concept behind this production of The Marriage of Figaro, but by the middle of the second scene I felt I had...
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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris ☆☆☆☆

Musical - London, UK
Richard Voyce
French popular music from the middle of the Twentieth Century never really travelled, certainly in terms of artistes. OK, you might name Edith Piaf, and perhaps at a push Johnny Hallyday, but you'd...
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East is East ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Kate Mounce
As a semi-autobiographical look at the particular challenges faced by Pakistani immigrants and mixed-race children, living in what might be described as the less culturally sensitive Britain of the...
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The Cherry Orchard ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Rivka Jacobson
Katie Mitchell’s production of The Cherry Orchard embraces melancholy, alienation and erratic-neurotic characters, who behave and talk as if they had lost their way diverting attention from the...
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Uncle Vanya ☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Patrick Skipworth
In her latest adaption of Chekhov, Anya Reiss has relocated Uncle Vanya to a rusted, corrugated iron farmhouse in 21st century Yorkshire. While Reiss and her actors capture the earthy humour and familial...
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Tartuffe ☆☆☆(☆)

Comedy - London, UK
Katerina Yannouli
17th century playwright Molière, is considered one of the masters of literary comedy. One of the greatest exponents of the comedy of manners, he satirised the hypocrisy and pretensions of 17th...
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How Nigeria Became: A Story, And A Spear That Didn’t Work ☆☆☆☆

Children theatre - London, UK
Luke Davies
How Nigeria Becameis set at the time of Nigeria’s formation in 1914, and tells the story of a troupe of performers encouraged to stage an inaugural celebration of their newly forged national identity...
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde ☆☆☆☆

Drama - London, UK
Richard McKee
“Is there anything we don’t know about Oscar Wilde?” asks John O’Connor, who – with Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland - has reconstructed the two trials that led to...
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Latest Interviews

ALEXANDER BERMANGE

In conversation with Richard Voyce
  Richard Voyce in conversation  with Alexander Bermange Interview 29th January 2013, London Although only 36, Alexander S. Bermange is the composer/lyricist of over a dozen musicals,...
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Natanya Paris in conversation with Maurice’s Jubilee cast: Julian Glover, Sheila Reid, and Nichola McAuliffe

Natanya Paris
Natanya Paris meets the Cast and Playwright of Maurice’s Jubilee: Julian Glover, Sheila Reid, and Nichola McAuliffe Maurice’s Jubilee is directed by Hannah Eidinow and written...
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Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton of Simple8 Theatre Company in conversation with Richard Voyce

Richard Voyce
Simple8 is a theatre company formed in 2004 to mount bold new theatre pieces using sizeable casts, but on a shoestring budget. Their new show, Moby Dick, currently packing them in with a whole slew...
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Latest Articles

Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity by Gene A. Plunka

Emily Derbyshire
Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity By Gene A. Plunka Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-18242-3 Paperback 447 pages Review by Emily Derbyshire   Gene...
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Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis

Tom Aitken
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, edited by René Weis The Arden Shakespeare (Third Series), 2012 PB £18.99 HB £65.00 Review by Tom Aitken This is a wide-ranging,...
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