Review | Can I Help You?, Omnibus Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Can I Help You?, Omnibus Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

‘Can I Help You?’, by the late playwright Philip Osment, is as equally fascinating as it is strange. It is set on the edge of a cliff where a policeman, Francis (Gabriel Vick), encounters an old Ghanaian woman, Fifi (Susan Aderin). The piece explores a range of themes including childhood trauma, suicide, grief and treatment [...]

Review | V+15, Vault Festival ⋆⋆

Review | V+15, Vault Festival ⋆⋆

V+15, a new play by Nevertheless Theatre Company, has some promising elements and touches on a selection of intriguing ideas. But in its current production, the piece unfortunately didn’t feel as gripping as political dystopian thrillers ought to be. V+15 centres on Alina (Sarita Plowman) and Vincent (Gianbruno Spena). Alina is a writer and a [...]

Review | Sonder, Bread and Roses Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Sonder, Bread and Roses Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

After recent legislative change in Northern Ireland, abortion is now legal across the UK. Although there’s been a tidal shift in societal attitudes over time, having an abortion still remains a thorny conversation topic. Pro-life vs Pro-choice. Liberal vs Conservative. Regardless of how reasoned and measured you think your own views may be, you can [...]

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation With James Morton

Why We Tell The Story: In Conversation With James Morton

‘Father’s Son’ is a new play debuting at the Vault Festival this month by emerging playwright James Morton. This piece takes a look at the effects of unresolved trauma and how toxic behaviours can be passed down through generations. In this interview, James and I discuss his motivations for writing this personal play, the need [...]

Review | Tinted, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Tinted, VAULT Festival ⋆⋆⋆

Tinted is a one-woman show written by Amy Bethan Evans. Our central character, Laura (Charlotte Eyres), talks through her experience of growing up with a visual impairment, touching on themes including accessibility, societal attitudes towards disability and sexual consent.  The piece, creatively directed by Elske Waite, frequently leaps through time. In some scenes, we see [...]

Review | Netflix and Chill, The Drayton Arms Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Netflix and Chill, The Drayton Arms Theatre ⋆⋆⋆

For some, Netflix and Chilling is an uncomplicated way to have someone over to yours for casual sex without the expense of going out on a date first. For others, the suggestion of it is a clear indication that the person you've been messaging on Tinder may not be the catch you hoped for. Without [...]