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Embedded Criticism: The Act, Ovalhouse

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Introductions are over. I’ve sat down, taken out my notebook and tuned in. Matthew Baldwin – Matt – picks up where he left off, in...

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Review: The Pinstripe Trilogy, Theatre Delicatessen

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 13.02.2013 The moneymen have moved in. The Bush Theatre is currently a vault; the Roundhouse, a casino. Now Theatre...

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Review: Great Expectations, Vaudeville Theatre

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 11.02.2013 In the 150 years since it was published, Great Expectations has never been staged as a...

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Review: Liar Liar, Unicorn Theatre

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 04.02.2013 Having skipped school, 14-year-old Grace is under interrogation. Dad wants to know if she went raving in...

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Review: Port, National Theatre

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 in Criticism | 1 comment

Published on Culture Wars, 04.02.2012 You can thank the Tories for Port’s revival. Sure, Simon Stephens’ fan club – not to mention...

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Review: Sour Lips, Ovalhouse Theatre

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 01.02.2013 In May 2011, The Guardian described Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari, the writer behind the blog Gay Girl...

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Mime: the gloves are off

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in the New Statesman, 24.01.2013 Sometimes mesmerising, sometimes excruciatingly monotonous – there’s no bag more mixed than...

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Review: Hans Was Heiri, Barbican Centre

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published on Culture Wars, 29.01.2013 Prolonged exposure to Hans Was Heiri may very well have permanent side-effects. It’s liable to send...

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Review: Gruesome Playground Injuries, Gate Theatre

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 in Best of (Right), Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 25.01.2013 Poor old Doug is a real-life Mr Bump. Accident-prone doesn’t come close. Bones break. Ankles twist....

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Review: Savanna: A Possible Landscape, Barbican Centre

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 in Criticism | 0 comments

Helicam flies over a stage filled with wooden boxes of varying shapes and sizes. From here they look never-ending, awe-inspiring, parched....

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