Review | i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) ⋆⋆⋆

Review | i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) ⋆⋆⋆

Freelance Critic, Ava Wong Davies, is best known for her reviews in Exeunt Magazine and The Stage. With, ‘i will still be whole (when you rip me in half)’, she has boldly crossed the threshold from reviewing the work of others to presenting work of her own to be reviewed. In its opening scene, Joy [...]

Double Review | I… and The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English @ Maiden Speech Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre

Double Review | I… and The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English @ Maiden Speech Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre

The Maiden Speech Theatre Festival returned this month for its third season hosting a range of work from the next generation of emerging theatre makers. In this double bill review, I take a look at ‘I…’ by Asa Haynes and ‘The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English’ by Tania Nwachukwu. Both are personal, self-penned solo [...]

Review | Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Where’s the America we were supposed to get? Was it a silhouette?’  It’s hard to deny that America is currently facing a storm of socio political issues: rising racial tensions; polarisation in communities over its immigration system; dwindling worker’s rights; and the ever-widening gap between the richest and the poorest in society. It’s easy to [...]

Review | Spiderfly, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Spiderfly, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

We’ve all read those articles where someone falls victim to the charms of a manipulative psycho and we’re left questioning – ‘why didn’t they just get up and leave?’. Spiderfly points its audience to exactly why this is easier said than done. Esther (Lia Burge) is a couples counselor and is barely holding it together. [...]

Review | Germ Free Adolescent, The Bunker Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Germ Free Adolescent, The Bunker Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

I'm well known to gather leaflets wherever I can, particularly ones in the entrance of a theatre before a show begins. But in ‘Germ Free Adolescent’, sixteen-year old Ashley puts my leaflet gathering abilities to shame. She has meticulously gathered four of each STD related leaflet that she owns and has learnt all that there [...]

Review | Different from the Others, White Bear Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Different from the Others, White Bear Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Different From the Others’, written by Claudio Macor, is a sobering reminder of just how long activists have been banging the drum and working tirelessly to defend people's rights to love who they desire, regardless of gender. We see how this often involves working against the tide and sticking your neck out for what you [...]