Theatre Review: Chimerica – Almeida Theatre, Islington

Theatre Review: Chimerica – Almeida Theatre, Islington

Greed, capitalism, censorship, and love are just some of the many themes the prolific young playwright Lucy Kirkwood touches upon in Chimerica currently on at the Almeida Theatre.  It is a powerful work about a fictionalized American photographer’s search for the “Tank Man” who was infamously photographed with his shopping bags in 1989 during the […]

Significant Other Festival of Short Plays opens the Morris Space at The Park Theatre

Significant Other Festival of Short Plays opens the Morris Space at The Park Theatre

The Pensive Federation’s Significant Other Festival of Short Plays opened the shiny, new Park Theatre’s Morris Space with a bang and a song or two! The Significant Other Festival brings together 10 writers,10 directors and 20 actors who have to  stage an original 10 minute short play in just five days. This year’s theme was […]

Avishai Cohen With Strings – Barbican Centre

Avishai Cohen With Strings – Barbican Centre

As Herbie Hancock recently said in a radio interview in the states, “Jazz is very spiritual and humanistic” and Israeli bassist and composer Avishai Cohen’s music encompasess these principles. With this latest project Avishai Cohen with Strings it seems he wants to span the globe playing songs from his own rich traditional Israeli roots mixed […]

Meet unconventional Actor, Writer and Director Patrice Etienne on his new play Venus / Mars

Meet unconventional Actor, Writer and Director Patrice Etienne on his new play Venus / Mars

Actor, writer and director Patrice Etienne is a Hackneynite through and through. This multi-hyphenated East London boy grew up in the borough and has continued to support the community through his work with youths in the area. Patrice’s latest play, Venus / Mars about love and intimacy in 21st century London is about to open at […]

Theatre Review: The Blind and The Intruder

Theatre Review: The Blind and The Intruder

  The Blind and The Intruder at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington, are rare classics by the Belgian Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck and have been given a new spin by Tarquin Productions.  Their aim is to bring forgotten classics back to the London stage with all of the contemporary influences and capabilities of the […]