[Review:] ANTHROPOCENE, Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company, London.

The image the audience are presented with as they enter the performance space is sensory, peaceful and light. Two performers, Megan Noakes and Max Curtis, lie together under an ascending and falling blanket of plastic guided by the rest of the ensemble. The image is airy and serene. When lighting states change and this image... Continue Reading →

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[Review:] BEIGE WALLS AND NAVY SOFAS, Camden People’s Theatre, London.

Before starting this review, I shall note that this performance is a work in progress and is hence subject to change. In this zany and kooky play, Courtney McMahon uses beige walls and navy sofas as a synecdoche for her childhood memories as the daughter of a foster carer. She relates a bitter nostalgia where... Continue Reading →

[Review:] TROPICALIA ISLAND, Arcola Theatre, London.

This performance begins with an odd, two-part introduction. The first is a greeting by performer Charlotte Laporte who comments on audience members as they enter, telling them "jokes", or ridiculing them, before giving them one of three coloured cards which will determine their category for visa checks. This greeting I found to be completely impertinent... Continue Reading →

[Review:] MEGA, Tristan Bates Theatre, London.

MEGA is enchanting. Created by Alex Milne and performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre, its lovable characters and twists make it an absolute treat to watch. All actresses clearly understood the text and portrayed their characters incredibly well. They were all fabulously engaging and convincing, and their physicalities and voices made their characters believable. There were... Continue Reading →

[Review:] RUST, Bush Theatre, London.

Written by Kenny Emson and directed by Eleanor Rhode, Rust is currently performing at the Bush Theatre in London. This story is nowhere near original and was quite lacklustre in its direction and premise, which was disappointing. The content of scenes, which were very short and suited more for cinema, became repetitious after a while, making for... Continue Reading →

[Review:] OTHELLO: REMIXED, Omnibus Theatre, London.

Othello: Remixed, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, written and directed by Darren Raymond, is currently performing at the Omnibus Theatre. I shall start with writing. This adaptation partially modernised the language of the play through contemporary colloquialisms, specifically those of the youth. This was a very brave decision, making the language... Continue Reading →

[Review:] TINDER TRILOGY, Theatre503, London.

This review will consider Tinder Trilogy, a play written by Annie Jenkins, directed by Lucy McCann and performed at Theatre503. I shall first start with the writing. This play uses a very particular narrative type to detail the personal sufferings of three characters, Geri (Mollie Macpherson), Beth (Jonna Blode Hanno) and George (Tiegan Byrne). This... Continue Reading →

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