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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 […]

Interview with Screenwriter Steven Cutts on the Hackney-based film “Adieu Marx”

Interview with Screenwriter Steven Cutts on the Hackney-based film “Adieu Marx”

Screenwriter Steven Cutts  has written a new low-budget film inspired by his own true story from his wild school days called ‘Adieu Marx’,  which will have its premiere in Hackney on the 27th of October.  ‘Adieu Marx’ was mostly shot in Hackney during the very eventful Olympic summer of 2012 and concerns the lives of five 20 […]

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 […]

Film Review – ‘Blue Jasmine’

Film Review – ‘Blue Jasmine’

  Woody Allen is back with his latest film, Blue Jasmine, his New York/ San Fran tale of these current shaky and uncertain economic times we are living in. Cate Blanchet shows off her acting chops in this role as Jasmine, the over-privileged Manhattanite whose entire world comes crumbling down around her when she suddenly […]

Theatre Review: Fleabag at Soho Theatre

Theatre Review: Fleabag at Soho Theatre

While walking out of the one-woman show ‘Fleabag’ at the Soho Theatre I heard a man call the writer and performer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a formidable woman. I’d say I’d have to agree with that man as Waller-Bridge does inspire respect and is a true force to be reckoned with.  She is fierce, funny and an […]