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Review: Theatre Paradok’s Ondine

All too frequently in theatre, the membrane between stage and auditorium, actor and spectator, is too thick, and enjoyment is a hard-won battle. In Paradok’s production of Ondine, the opposite was true. The membrane was joyously paper-thin. It was into this context that the tragically interwoven trajectories of water nymph Ondine and knight-errant Hans were thrown, […]

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Catching Up (Theatre Paradok) — Review

Venue: The Space @ Symposium Hall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Theatre Paradok’s latest effort Catching Up is a further attempt from the bold youthful company to push the boundaries of amateur theatre. Director Bella Forshaw’s production shoots for the moon and lands among the stars as it speeds towards its uniquely intriguing, albeit slightly confusing, conclusion. It’s […]

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Introducing Theatre Paradok

“Experimental without being exclusive.” Theatre Paradok’s motto perfectly encapsulates the society’s two core goals: to provide a space where alternative theatre is celebrated, and where all are made to feel welcome. Led this year by co-presidents Matthew Sedman and Abrisham Ahmadzadeh, Theatre Paradok’s dedicated committee seek to establish a supportive environment in which creative risks […]

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Alternative theatre done right ‒ Deficit review

“If you don’t like me at my worst… then we have something in common” Theatre Paradok’s production of Deficit, directed by Maddie Flint and a part of this year’s Edinburgh Alternative Theatre Festival, comes at cataclysmic odds with the usually substandard expectations which arise at the mention of devised student theatre.  Upon entering unusual venue […]

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Pomona

Walking down the alley to Summerhall’s theatre, the eyes of Pomona’s protagonist bore into spectators searching for the theatre door as they unknowingly enter the dystopian world of Alistair McDowell’s unnerving play. Reimagined by director Tom Whiston, Pomona’s introductory unsettling atmosphere permeates the rest of the performance as Whiston delivers this appropriately disturbing and disjointed […]

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Bare Threads

In their latest production Bare Threads, Theatre Paradok explore how clothing can act as an emblem of power or passion, of love or loss. With only an eclectic wardrobe and each other at hand, the ensemble of Bare Threads considers the role clothing has in our lives, whilst also recognising the beauty of clothing itself. […]