[Review:] WE ANCHOR IN HOPE, The Bunker, London.

As the audience enter the house, there is a huge sense of conviviality. Chairs and tables leak onto the stage and audience members are invited to purchase drinks at a functioning bar which will double as the bar of the Anchor pub. The ambience is lively, social and congenial. It feels like a real, beaming... Continue Reading →

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[Review:] JADE CITY, The Bunker Theatre, London.

Jade City is currently playing at the Bunker until 21st September. Brendan Quinn (playing Sas) and Barry Calvert (playing Monty) were excellent in pulling off both the persona and dialect of a typical Belfastian. The casting was definitely successful in choosing the right performers. Their characterisations of Monty and Sas were just as cogent, offering... Continue Reading →

France: Important Information

As we come closer to the latter part of this year, The Theatre Reviewer will be taking off to Nantes to review the theatres of France. This also means that all reviews and most pages will soon be written in French. Make sure any review requests are for performances scheduled for before 20th September, as... Continue Reading →

How I Review…

As stated abundantly elsewhere on my blog, I provide analytical reviews, not creative ones. This means that I focus purely on the efficacy of performances as opposed to the intrigue of plots and narratives. I consider the performers, mode, style, plot, set, lighting, props and, above all, the performance's aims.When writing my reviews, I try to keep... Continue Reading →

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