Articles about 'theatre'

Rebuilding society

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

Women’s voices are heard

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

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Lissy Lovett // 25 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Ursula Martinez builds a wall

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

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

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

Feminism 400 years ago

Charlotte Rowland applauds The Heresy of Love, a new play about the struggles of 17th century nun and playwright Juana Inés de la Cruz

Charlotte Rowland // 23 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The second EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

Hot on the heels of the first batch, Megan Stodel delivers the latest F-Word theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Megan Stodel // 16 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The first EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

From the experiences of young black women to depression in men via the armed forces and gendered toys, this is the first round-up of theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 from Megan Stodel

Megan Stodel // 14 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

A very curious case

A new version of The Curious Case of Jekyll and Hyde is thought-provoking for Harriet Wailling, but its attempts to grapple with gender sometimes miss the mark

Harriet Wailling // 6 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The undeserved derision of one-woman shows

One-woman shows get a lot of flak; with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 around the corner, Megan Stodel argues that they are written off unfairly

Megan Stodel // 5 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Becoming a champion

Naomi Paxton finds beatboxer Grace Savage’s show powerful, with a display of impressive talent combined with a critique of the sexism that has accompanied her rise

Naomi Paxton // 20 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

On sex and subjectivity

Katherine Wootton laughs out loud at A Third, a new comic play that exhibits one couple’s attempt to open up their relationship

Katherine Wootton // 14 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

More Frida needed

The Four Fridas is a tender hymn about disability and love-song to the moving body but a poor paean of praise for the artist at its centre, Ettie Bailey-King writes

Ettie Bailey-King // 12 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The likeability factor

Do we judge women more harshly than men? Do feminists need to be likable? The Legacy asks difficult questions about gender and social conscience, writes Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne Duffy // 30 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Military monologues

Mattie Lacey-Davidson finds the seven monologues created from the stories of real US servicewomen intense and impactful, recommending The Lonely Soldier Monologues for its important messages

Mattie Lacey-Davidson // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The antithesis of what Antigone should be

Antigone needs a young protagonist, says Stephen Whitehead. Juliette Binoche's performance in the recent Barbican production misses the point

Stephen Whitehead // 22 May 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Rumpy Pumpy! misses the mark

This confused musical about sex work and the Women's Institute leaves Suzanne Duffy with more questions than it answers

Suzanne Duffy // 28 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Flying high with Nightingales

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in Nightingales, a new take on a Greek myth that deals with rape, revenge and sisterhood

Lissy Lovett // 25 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

A vault of potential

Pamela Edwardes makes the most of VAULT Festival, with its diverse offerings of productions fronted by women

Pamela Edwardes // 6 March 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Tea for one

One-woman play Tea Set wins Lissy Lovett over to the form

Lissy Lovett // 11 January 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

A side of Bechdel in your showcase

Although the short plays in Whoop'n'Wail Represents.... The Launch have their flaws, Rita Suszek is impressed by the focus on the female experience

Rita Suszek // 3 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Musical machinations

Although Sarah Graham would prefer less caricatured male parts, she finds Made In Dagenham: The Musical worthwhile and inspiring

Sarah Graham // 8 November 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

But yet a woman

Lissy Lovett applauds Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse, which casts women in all the roles and tells a powerful and compelling story

Lissy Lovett // 1 November 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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