Tag : Theatre

Made In Dagenham: A Laugh and A Kick All At Once

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Made In Dagenham, about Ford women’s strike, is driven by laughs while also kicking your heart into gear. Amidst a world where globalisation has led to cruel companies exploiting their workers and arguably women have more to fear in the workplace than ever before, it would be understandable to feel … Read More

Theatre Group Offer a Fresh Take on Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

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Featuring a strong cast, excellent production and a modern interpretation of the Shakespeare classic, Theatre Group’s ‘Macbeth’ is a success. Ella Kennedy’s Macbeth warps the classic tragedy into a narrative of underground secrecy, forming a corporate world peppered with criminality below a surface of tough professionalism. Suited up, and fuelled … Read More

When Age Is More Than Just A Number

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Whilst male actors often have no issues finding work later in life, actresses are rarely afforded the same luxury. Arts writer, Aneeka Hussain, investigates the intersection between ageism and sexism in the film industry. The clock is ticking. You’re getting older and suddenly childhood is a fleeting moment far behind … Read More

Business As Usual in the NT’s Take on ‘Network’

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Eerily relevant in a time where the reliability of the news is as equally up for discussion as the news itself, Ivo Van Hove’s mighty stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning Network (1974) sees the plastic insanity of the corporate world epitomised in a narrative of truth versus profit. With … Read More

Musical Theatre’s Criminal and Thrilling ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

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Musical Theatre Society’s production of “Bonnie and Clyde” whisks us into a thrilling criminal world of 1930s Dallas, Texas. The reckless ambition that joins Clyde Barrow (Michael Ahomka-Lindsay) and Bonnie Parker (Eilish Convery) draws us into the show from their first meeting. Supported by a strong and select ensemble, the … Read More

To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Mystery

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Arts writer, Eleanor Smith, discusses the Shakespeare Authorial conspiracy theory and the playwright’s significance in today’s society. William Shakespeare is often regarded as Britain’s greatest playwright. Four centuries after the composition of his works, he is still celebrated on school curriculums, in television, film and theatre, and in everyday life. … Read More

Open Theatre’s intriguing and comedically touching A Safe Place to Hide

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Louise Johns’ A Safe Place to Hide sees the banality of office life at Silchester Publishing Ltd disturbingly suspended upon the entrance of a gunman to the building. With only an office door and makeshift barricade between the seven team members and the madman outside, the staff’s vulnerability exposes the intimacies … Read More

Will Young is back onstage in the Grand Theatre’s Cabaret

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Cabaret is a difficult show to get right, especially now, when it seems so eerily prescient. The balance between subversive enough to press the point and tame enough for the regular theatre-goer is fraught, the line between satirising and trivialising the enemy difficult to parse. For the most part, this … Read More

Birdsong: A ‘touching commemoration of the lives lost during the war’

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LUU Theatre Group’s production of Birdsong was haunting to say the least. It defied time by slipping seamlessly between Stephen’s horrific struggle through the war and his time spent in the house of factory owner, Rene Azaire, in France. This lack of chronological order was easy for me to understand, … Read More

Ian Mckellen Stars in Chichester’s Formidable King Lear

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Chichester Festival Theatre’s 283 person capacity Minerva Theatre, a stage-less studio theatre, seems a strange and slightly underwhelming location for the theatrical and onscreen powerhouse Sir Ian McKellen to perform. After graces the stages on the West End and Broadway, and starring in Beauty and the Beast, The Hobbit trilogy and … Read More