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Review: The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code was adapted to the stage by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel and directed by Luke Sheppard. This novel is possibly the most difficult conceivable choice of literature to translate to theatre because of its many settings and illusive, introspective plot. However, dedication and skill on the part of the […]

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Picture Show directed by Christopher Luscombe has been touring for fifteen years and it radiates the flawlessness one would expect from a run of that length. The magic of the Rocky Horror Show has always been that it relishes in itself; the nonsensical plot dancing on the edge of what polite […]

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Review: Inescapably Human—Sheila’s Island 2022

Sheila’s Island, written by Tim Firth and directed by Joanna Read, tells the story of four middle management women on a company team-building holiday, which goes horrifically wrong. Sheila, the overachieving team leader, reads far too much into the clue they have been given for the team-building exercise and misunderstands what constitutes ‘upstream’. Consequently, she […]

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Review and Interview: Prism, written by Claire Wood

Prism is a live play performed online by a cast of six actors over Zoom. The play consists of a Zoom session of the ‘Children’s Hearings’ made up of a Convenor and the panel, otherwise known as the audience. The hearing is to decide who gets custody of young Storm who is four years and […]

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Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

This Valentine’s day, lovingly give yourself the gift of Madeline Miller’s 2018 novel ‘Circe’ and learn about romance from the immortal sorceress who had her eternal share of relationship difficulties and triumphs. Circe is the daughter of the Sun, Helios, and the nymph Perse, however despite her formidable parentage she is not as powerful as […]

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Review: We Belong by Bare Productions

⭐⭐⭐⭐ We Belong by Bare Productions is 90 minutes of welcoming, invigorating, and dazzling concert with undeniable highlights, each one met with giddy, cackling applause. Rory McKeon seductively and appropriately opens the show with ‘Willkommen’ from Cabaret. The ensemble mounts the stage as ‘Moulin Rouge’ comes to an end to perform a flawless rendition of […]

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Across the algorithm, across the pond

I listened to Charlie Kirk’s four hour, post-election, daily podcasts so that you don’t have to and quite frankly, you weren’t going to. A stones throw across the pond and a quick jump across the algorithm, we find the heroes of this story and the heroes of a whole lot of intelligent, angry and scared […]