Tiwai Muza and Joseph Ward’s Disc Jockey is an honest depiction of how recreational drug use can easily slip into a dangerous and uncontrollable habit. It’s a cautionary tale which makes its audience reflect on whether an addiction-related downfall could happen to anyone we know. DJ (Tiwai Muza), who coincidentally also likes to DJ as [...]
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 [...]
It’s been said that great art comes from pain. After seeing Richard Gadd’s horrifying experience brought to stage in Baby Reindeer, it's hard to deny the truth in this. Gadd’s life has been punctuated by at least two traumatic events, and he's used both of these personal experiences as material for his standout solo shows. [...]
In Sex Magick, Amelia is fed up with her luckless love life and turns to a vaginal therapist/mystic spiritual healer in the hopes that she’ll be able to win the affection of her childhood crush, Julian. This is not a kinky nor an erotic show but an unfortunately limp comedy. It sounds promising and the [...]
News revue is bloody brilliant. The production staged at the Canal Café theatre is reminiscent of a musicalised Mock the Week episode. It's an hour of non-stop comedic scenes which provide sharp satirical commentary on the messy current political situation we currently find ourselves in. For once instead of lamenting the shit show that Brexit is or the buffoon who holds the highest office in the US, this pokes fun at the farce that it all is and provides unexpected comic relief.
In the Actors Centre, a fringe theatre venue in Leicester Square, a select audience witnessed the first full staging of After All, Alex’s Music Therapy Show. In this one-man musical performance, Alex talks us through his very personal experience of supporting his terminally ill brother with assisted suicide. Unable to process the ordeal, he eventually [...]
Moving back home to live with your parents is an experience which is painfully all too familiar. Goodbye independence, privacy and peace. I didn’t think there could be anything as undesirable, until I saw Killing Nana at The Hen and Chickens Theatre. I’ve come to realise that living with your grandma could not only be [...]
Alex Hackitt-Anwyl grew up in Nuneaton and now lives in South London. FemFringe, which she founded, recently enjoyed a successful run at the Vaults Festival in Waterloo, London and will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. We caught up for a good long chat about the show, the importance of women in [...]