Articles about Theatre

jessica-johnson-christina-berriman-dawson-in-key-change-keith-pattison-sqBreaking boundaries

Harriet Kilikita reviews Open Clasp’s play Key Change and applauds its powerful and unflinching exploration of the lives of women prisoners

Harriet Kilikita // 30 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Nancy Crane
Fiona Glascott
Jane Hazlegrove
John Mackay
Sarah Niles
Alison O’Donnell

Writer: E V Crowe
Director & Designer: Stewart Laing
Lighting Designer: Mike Brookes
Sound Designer: Christopher ShuttSeeking peace through stitching

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in the stagecraft of The Sewing Group but it ultimately leaves her wanting more

Lissy Lovett // 18 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Mila Wood is moved by the poignant play Bit of Sunshine at Theatre503

Mila Wood // 5 October 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Mary Paterson is thrilled by the opposition to the patriarchy evident in the anti-drag show The Prime of Ms David Hoyle

Mary Paterson // 3 October 2016

Categories: Art, Reviews, Theatre

LUNG E15Comedy and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe – last reviews

These are our last reviews from this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Megan Stodel reviews both comedy and theatre

Megan Stodel // 22 August 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews, Theatre

Lucy McCormick Triple Threat pic 2 photo Tamsin DruryTheatre and Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe – part four

Our penultimate post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering Theatre and Dance

Various Authors // 16 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetTheatre at the Edinburgh Fringe – part three

Our fifth post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, covering theatre

Various Authors // 15 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

And the Rope.. (3)Theatre and Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe – part two

Here's our third post from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, covering more shows from the Theatre section and Cabaret and Variety. We'll have more coverage of the festival early next week

Lissy Lovett // 11 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

edfringe-16-webimage-carlottaTheatre and Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe – part one

Hot on the heels of our first set of Edinburgh Festival Fringe reviews comes our second. This post covers shows from the Theatre and Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus sections of the programme

Various Authors // 10 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

I'm Getting My Act Together, Jermyn Street TheatresuareEmpowered women and unenlightened men

Rita Suszek enjoys a musical history lesson about the second wave of feminism

Rita Suszek // 21 July 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

4.48 Psychosis, ROH / Lyric HammersmithA howl in the darkness

Jennifer Brough finds that opera is an ideal medium for this new production of Sarah Kane’s classic play 4.48 Psychosis

Jennifer Brough // 22 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Richard Cant and Oscar Batterham in STELLA LIFT 2016 Credit Dom Agius squareConversations about gender identity

Mary Paterson reviews a double bill of STELLA and Adam’s Apple, both part of LIFT, and speaks with STELLA’s writer and director, Neil Bartlett

Mary Paterson // 10 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Lissy Lovett enjoys one-woman show, Becoming Hattie, and its drawing together of two different women’s lives

Lissy Lovett // 6 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Jennifer Brough reviews The Maids at Trafalgar Studios and finds its themes of class and race as relevant today as they ever were

Jennifer Brough // 10 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Helena Blackstone is impressed by the relevance of new play Sket at the Park Theatre

Helena Blackstone // 30 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Lissy Lovett enjoys a new production of The Jungle Book and hopes it connects with UK audiences

Lissy Lovett // 28 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Kat Wootton finds there is much to say about male and female-codified behaviour in this gleeful version of Middleton’s play

Katherine Wootton // 4 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Lissy Lovett is dismayed by the response of mainstream critics to the child abuse elements of the Old Vic’s production of The Master Builder

Lissy Lovett // 10 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Reviews, Theatre

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Lauren Hossack finds that Three Generations of Women successfully melds women’s history with their present, and links individuals to a larger narrative of social change

Lauren Hossack // 7 March 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Conversations with women

Pooja Kawa finds the play Escaped Alone at the Royal Court revolutionary even in its basic premise

Pooja Kawa // 22 February 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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Rita Suszek considers the performance Free Admission and finds it a display of agency, humanity and wit

Rita Suszek // 15 February 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

LINDA by Skinner,        , Writer - Penelope Skinner, Director - Michael Longhurst, Designer - Es Devlin, Video - Luke Halls, Lighting - Lee Curran, The Royal Court Theatre, London, UK, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson - /Finding out what True Beauty is

Shoshana Devora enjoys the exploration of worth and beauty in new writing Linda currently showing at the Royal Court Theatre

Shoshana Devora // 10 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Calm down, it’s a festival of feminist theatre

Mary Paterson finds Calm Down Dear, a festival of innovative feminist performance, has a lot to say about the conventions of looking at women

Mary Paterson // 6 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Not very happily ever after

Lyndsey Claire is nonplussed by fairytale-themed Damsel/Wife/Witch: the cast do well, but the story is simplistic and repetitive

Lyndsey Claire // 28 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

To see me is to love me

A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 10 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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