Theatre Reviews

Theatre Review: Mare Rider – at the Arcola Theatre

Theatre Review: Mare Rider –  at the Arcola Theatre

  The Arcola theatre was filled to the rafters Friday night to see Leyla Nazli’s latest production “Mare Rider”.  It is the story of a sinister Turkish mythical figure Elka, played frighteningly well by Olivier award winning actress Kathryn Hunter, who is believed to take away babies from their mothers and her visits to Selma […]

Theatre Review: Sappho… in 9 Fragments at the White Rabbit Cocktail Club

Theatre Review: Sappho… in 9 Fragments at the White Rabbit Cocktail Club

  Stokey’s White Rabbit Cocktail Club is hosting Second Skin Theatre’s latest offering and has proven yet again, that you don’t need to go further than your local neighbourhood to see some great theatre. Down in the dark cave-like basement of the White Rabbit (also known as the “rabbit hole”), Director Jessica Ruano has brilliantly […]

Theatre Review: The Master and Margarita

Theatre Review: The Master and Margarita

  I should start by saying that Mr Bulgakov and I go pretty far back. All the way back to 1997 when I was cast in at least seven different parts in a my university’s stage adaptation of Black Snow, a witheringly satirical novella that recounts the hate-hate relationship between the author and the eccentric […]

Theatre Review: The Dark Earth and The Light Sky

Theatre Review: The Dark Earth and The Light Sky

I have the utmost admiration and respect for playwrights brave enough to attempt to reincarnate well known poets, Shelley’s ‘unacknowledged legislators of the world,’ on stage in order to shed some light on the mysterious cult status their lives seem to acquire; or use that mystery and status to explore some of the issues of […]

Arcola Theatre Review: Everything Begins By Loving Someone

Arcola Theatre Review: Everything Begins By Loving Someone

Anyone who got the chance to see “Everything Begins By Loving Someone” directed by Secil Honeywill  at the Arcola Theatre tent, could not have left without wanting to get on a plane straight to Istanbul. This bilingual Turkish and English stage adaptation of six of  Sait Faik Abasıyanık’s short stories transports you into the everyday […]