Theatre

Theatre Review: Richard The 2nd at The Barbican

Theatre Review: Richard The 2nd at The Barbican

Much attention has been given to David Tennant’s 80s glam rock locks but it is his playful, enjoyably spontaneous and glorious portrayal of a King in demise we should all be focused on. Tennant gives an exhilarating performance as King Richard the II in the RSC’s latest offering at the Barbican. The Barbican’s grand theatre […]

Theatre Review: Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Tanya Ronder

Theatre Review: Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Tanya Ronder

You’d think that seeing Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) twice before would give me some authority and make me feel uber-qualified to pass judgement on any new production. But it is a testament to the richness of the work that neither the off-broadway production that I saw in Spanish nor the intense and intimate […]

Theatre Review: Fresh Off The Boat

Theatre Review: Fresh Off The Boat

Barely a week after the last Tory MP has drank the last drop of Bollinger left in Manchester playing the turbo round of the conference cliché drinking game, days after each party has vied with each other to sound more xenophobic than the other two, onto the stage above the Hen & Chickens dashes The […]

Theatre Review: Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Theatre Review: Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, currently on at The Almeida, fierce, courageous, unflinching and at times bitterly painful exploration of grief, suffering, the necessity of deceit, and the willingness to sacrifice for loved ones. Having said all this, if you’re looking for the uplifting, life-affirming moment, the pregnant-with-meaning, didactic glow at the of this great theatrical ‘journey’ […]

Theatre Review: La Razón Blindada

Theatre Review: La Razón Blindada

  Based on the experiences of political agitators kept in Rawson political prison during Argentina’s dictatorship in the 1970s, and primarily of Teatro Malayerba company director Aristides Vargas’ brother Chico, who was an inmate for ten years, La Razón Blindada (The Bulletproof Reason) is an intense exploration of the condition of imprisonment, loneliness, of fear, […]

Jennifer Essex on her own unique Dance background and her collaboration with the Poise Performance Company

Jennifer Essex on her own unique Dance background and her collaboration with the Poise Performance Company

  Jennifer Essex is a contemporary dancer and choreographer who works across the artistic spectrum from film, fashion to physical theatre.  She is currently working with the Poise Performance Company on a unique retelling of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’ which will open on the 7th of October at The CLF Art Cafe aka The Bussey […]

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