[Review:] GASLIGHT, The Playground Theatre, London.

On entering the house, the atmosphere is solemn and cold. The set, its furnishings, suggest that this is the house of an upperclass and affluent family. This is further accentuated by an interaction between a reluctant servant, Nancy (Grace Howard), slumped in an armchair — most symbolically, the Mistress’s armchair — and her boss, Elizabeth... Continue Reading →

[Review:] WEIGHT/WAIT, Blue Elephant Theatre, London.

Weight/Wait is a very enjoyable performance, offering in its particularity both lighthearted comedy and a certain soreness. Depicting an individual’s struggles with anxiety, this play provides a sense of respite and solidarity but also a unique depiction of a widespread yet vastly misunderstood mental disorder. Babbling and uttering nonsensical phrases, incessantly shadowing Karen (Katharine Richardson),... Continue Reading →

[Review:] A NEW DAWN, Union Theatre, London.

Making use of very current sociopolitical themes, A New Dawn is a very entertaining play which follows the story of fictional politician Emma, her love life, political fame and scandal. It is definitely, as promoted, a play which toys with trust, creating not only distrust between the three characters, Emma (Sue Appleby), Lucy (Sarah Leigh)... Continue Reading →

[Review:] MITES, The Actor’s Centre, London.

This review will consider Mites, a play written by James Mannion and directed by Marcus Marsh, currently performing at The Actor’s Centre until 26 October. Sadly, I must start this review by saying that I was extremely disappointed by this performance. It had such great personal appeal which the overture reinforced…and then the first scene... Continue Reading →

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