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Chiller Chekhov: The Young Vic’s Cherry Orchard

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

This piece was shortlisted for the Observer Anthony Burgess Prize 2014. The Cherry Orchard is a play about change. It plays best in moments...

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Theatre’s Space Man: Ivo Van Hove

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Featured, Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 30.01.2015 Ivo Van Hove scouts the Jerwood Space for the right spot. It’s the end of the working day and the...

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Review: The Merchant of Venice, Almeida

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 26.12.2014 The Merchant of Vegas: it has a certain ring to it. Like Shakespeare’s Venice, then the...

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The Light Princess: Paule Constable

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 in Featured, Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 4.12.2014 “Nobody knows how to talk about lighting design.” Paule Constable sure knows how to put a...

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Review: God Bless the Child, Royal Court

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Here’s a critic’s tip for you: the less confidence a creative team has in a script, the more detail you’ll see crammed into a set...

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Review: JOHN, National Theatre

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

Here’s a funny thing about theatre. Audiences have all the control. Whatever artists might choose to make, audiences choose what to see....

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Review: Are You With Us?, SPILL Festival

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

Were I ever to run away and join a circus, I would, without the slightest scrap of doubt, join Gob Squad. No other company in the world...

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Lloyd Newsom’s DV8 Dances Out the Devil Within

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Featured, Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in the Financial Times, 17.10.2014 “All art should be controversial. The problem with dance is that too much of it is happy to...

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Review: Coolatully, Finborough Theatre

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Published in Time Out, 31.10.2014 There is a cardinal sin in theatre: being boring. It doesn’t matter how rich the writing, how...

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Review: Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Published in Variety, 29.10.2014 Charting the career of Ray Davies and the Kinks at their peak, “Sunny Afternoon” is a jukebox musical...

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