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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review: Confessions of a Butterfly by Alice Saville

What can we do if people treat us inhumanely? This is the question posed by Jonathan Salt’s new play, and the answer he finds is: we must be more than human. This biopic of Janusz Korczak,…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 12:28PM
Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review: 4:48 Psychosis by Alice Saville

Life is unbearable, but drugs are a ‘chemical lobotomy’; Sarah Kane’s work is caught in a dilemma of pathologised grief, pill bottles and troubled relationships, messily expressing the…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 06:18AM
Monday, August 27, 2012

Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Wind in the Willows by Alice Saville

Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre’s production of The Wind in the Willows is a deeply traditional affair. No concessions are made to the teenage years of the participants; there are no rock song…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 10:43AM
Friday, August 24, 2012

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Max and Ivan are… Con Artists by Alice Saville

No one could accuse Max and Ivan of lacking ambition. Following a successful go at the Sherlock Holmes juggernaut last year, they’ve launched themselves into the world of the heist blockbu…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 05:15AM
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Departure Lounge by Alice Saville

Looking inside the mind of a teenage boy isn’t always the most attractive prospect; this bright new musical by Dougal Irvine uses high-octane sequences of song and dance to shed light on t…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 06:09AM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Idiot at the Wall by Alice Saville

As tourists wander Edinburgh’s Royal Mile clutching Nessie ornaments and tartan tea towels, there’s a rather more nuanced reaction to Scottish folk traditions taking place in Elspeth Tur…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 04:25PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review: The Maids by Alice Saville

When they said ‘black comedy’ I thought they meant the play, not finding a seat. In this production of Jean Genet’s The Maids, lighting design leaves the audience in almost complete da…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 08:47AM
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Review: St John’s Night by Alice Saville

Staging an Ibsen play which the playwright disowned in later life as a reworking of a student acquaintance’s “rough mess of a draft” might seem like asking for trouble. Spo…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 02:17PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review: Spring Awakening by Alice Saville

Anyone making the trip to Brockley in search of an alternative rock musical is liable to get something of a shock; this production is of the less-often-performed play by German dramatist Fra…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 11:48AM
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review: Tales from the River Thames by Alice Saville

Pirates, mermaids, monsters, magic, singing and dancing, all served up on a bed of real sand; this ambitious promenade show from the Unicorn Theatre and NIE combines an impressive range of i…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:22AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review: Torch Song Triology by Alice Saville

To the accompaniment of the harp, the audience become the confidantes of drag queen Arnold (David Bedella), vulnerable as he applies his make-up backstage at a New York nightclub. As his gre…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 12:28PM

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