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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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Review: Wolf From the Door, Royal Court

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Derek, assistant manager at a Tescos in North Cheshire, lies beheaded on the shop floor. The Women’s Institute has been stockpiling...

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Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Little Revolution, Alecky Blythe’s response to the 2011 riots, has been unfairly rounded on by critics that want it to be something...

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Column: On Fandom

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 in Featured, Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 24.07.2014 “There’s only one Katie Mitchell,” the packed stalls sing. “One Katie Mitchell. ONE KA-TIE...

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Every Night, A New Show

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 in Featured, Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Written for The Independent, August 2014 All theatre is different every night, but, in practice, most shows are more or less fixed....

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Shit Theatre: “There’s an art to being shit.”

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Featured, Profiles & Features | 0 comments

Published in The Independent, 17.08.2014 Can you make a career out of being unemployed? Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole seem to be...

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Review: Sirens, Summerhall

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Criticism, Featured | 0 comments

Published in FEST, 17.08.2014 There are two types of sirens: those that draw you in and those that get you out of the way. The first...

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