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Review: The Scent of Roses by Zinnie Harris

Zinnie Harris’ Scent of Roses may be the most dispiriting play I have ever seen. Don’t be fooled by the fragrant title. In scorching Scottish summer, birds die and fall to the ground while five miserable Edinburgh residents navigate their bleak lives at each other’s expense. The set is a modest but tastefully decorated bedroom. […]

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Review: Bedlam Theatre’s Haunting Roses of Eyam

Self-reflection through theatre is often refreshing, sometimes uncomfortable, and not usually associated with Boris Johnson’s booming Covid-19 announcements through 17th century Derbyshire. However, in a show like Bedlam Theatre Company’s The Roses of Eyam, where plague-stricken villagers prance around in pink dungarees and teal tuxedos before dying gruesome, lonesome deaths, it is possible.  From the heart-wrenching romantic […]