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Review: The Vertical Hour, Park Theatre

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 26.09.2014 For a certain type of theatregoer, David Hare’s become a bogeyman; synonymous with his own special...

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Review: These Are Your Lives, Yard Theatre

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Criticism | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 15.09.2014 Tom Cruise as an icon of existentialism? Young company Geste Records make a strong case for exactly that...

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Review: Exposure, Fierce Festival

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

There is something really satisfying about art that does everything it sets out to do and nothing more. Jo Bannon’s Exposure does exactly...

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Review: The Council of Community Conveyors, Fierce Festival

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

“Hello. My name’s Matt and we’re from the Council of Community Conveyors.” The what? The Council of Community Conveyors. Basically,...

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Review: Gardens Speak, Fierce Festival

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Ten wooden graves jut out of a rectangular bed of soil. I step, tentatively, between them, the soil soft and damp underfoot. The long...

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Review: Longwave, Old Fire Station, Oxford

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

With the backing of touring producers house, Chris Goode has brought his 2006 silent play Longwave out of cold storage. I remember the...

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Review: The Artificial Nature Project, Platform Theatre

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Silver confetti rains down at the front of the stage, glinting in the light as it falls. The pieces roll and tumble on the way down. Some...

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Review: Ballyturk, National Theatre

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

In one of my more mischievous moments at the Edinburgh Fringe, half-cut and looking to stir some pub table passions, I started arguing that...

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Review: The Vertical Hour, Park Theatre

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 26.09.2014 For a certain type of theatregoer, David Hare’s become a bogeyman; synonymous with his own special...

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Review: Macbeth, Barbican Centre

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Brett Bailey, he of the controversial ‘human zoo’ Exhibit B, tackles another colonial narrative in his take on Verdi’s Macbeth. The...

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