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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review: The Prudes, Royal Court by Frey Kwa Hawking

A woman and a man are going to have sex. They need to have sex, in fact. It might be The post Review: The Prudes, Royal Court appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Gracie review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘a brave performance’ by Frey Kwa Hawking

Over the course of Joan MacLeod’s Gracie, we see the entire early life of a girl raised in a community inspired by

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Review: Cream Tea and Incest, The Hope Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

Benjamin Alborough’s Cream Tea and Incest is less similar to the ‘Daddy’s Boy’ skit in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt than I The post Review: Cream Tea and Incest, The Hope Theatre appear…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

The Gulf review at Tristan Bates Theatre, London – ‘never edges towards surprising territory’ by Frey Kwa Hawking

The heat is rising in the Alabama Delta. On an isolated fishing trip, Betty is trying to talk to her girlfriend Kendra,

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Review: Reared, Theatre503 by Frey Kwa Hawking

Emotional labour is a necessary term, however misapplied it can sometimes now be, due to its high profile. John Fitzpatrick’s Reared is sympathetic to the often unnoticed burden which fall…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Review: The Service, King’s Head Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

Horror theatre, and horror comedies in particular, often leave you feeling grimy. FacePlant Theatre’s The Service, now in a revamped form at the King’s Head Theatre, has the advantage of…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Review: White Guy on the Bus at Finborough Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

Seething resentment: Bruce Graham's play applies the heat to an exploration of prejudice and hypocrisy in Philadelphia. The post Review: White Guy on the Bus at Finborough Theatre appeared f…

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Review: Is This Thing On?, Old Red Lion Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

Frigg Theatre is a Nordic company with an explicitly feminist focus, which aims to create original work “about subjects that are generally considered taboo”. Domestic violence, the theme…

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Review: Three Sisters, Jack Studio Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

This new version of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, directed and written by Ross McGregor, largely leaves the play undisturbed in text and production: a depiction of the grinding awfulness everyd…

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Review: The Great Wave, National Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

It’s a fantastic story, in that it’s one that is almost impossible to believe – yet, more fantastically, true – and brimming with potential. Francis Turnly’s The Great Wave is the …

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dramaturgy Under Capitalism by Frey Kwa Hawking

Frey Kwa Hawking explores the slippery territory of defining a dramaturg's role, and forging a practice in a world that requires both productions and people to be marketable. The post Dramat…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: Foreign Body, Vault Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

“Sit and bear witness”. It’s difficult; of course it is. In Foreign Body, the product of some four years of development, Imogen Butler-Cole trains everything she has at the subject of …

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Feature: They who laugh last laugh longest: the dimensions of durational theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

The artists aren’t just present, they’re relentless. Action Hero’s Slap Talk is more than a dialogue, and more even than a six-hour long dialogue, though its length goes straight to so…

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Review: Corpus Christi, Arcola Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

I should have loved this play. I’m into Christ, I’m into being gay. Terrence McNally’s script, in the right hands and possibly another context, can probably reach beautiful and painful…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review: Electra, Bunker Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

DumbWise does not quite live up to their big claim that they have “reinvented” the gory myth of the house of Atreus with their Electra; unfortunately, there isn’t too much here to dist…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Review: Stardust, The Vaults by Frey Kwa Hawking

Vault Festival’s array of new productions continues with another solo show: Stardust, performed and devised by Miguel Hernando Torres Umbra and his company, Blackboard Theatre, with writin…

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review: Juliet and Romeo: A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage, Battersea Arts Centre by Frey Kwa Hawking

The Battersea Arts Centre is the kind of place you could imagine Romeo and Juliet meeting: the ceilings are high, the paint gaudy but peeling, the lighting soft. It lends slight atmosphere t…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Review: The York Realist, Donmar Warehouse by Frey Kwa Hawking

Like the character at the heart of The York Realist, the playwright Peter Gill was also once a young, learning director working on a revival of York’s Mystery Plays in the 60s with a cast …

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: The Soul of Wittgenstein, Omnibus Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

The Soul of Wittgenstein, which first appeared at the excellent King’s Head Theatre two years ago, is once again with us in London, with the same cast and core crew but this time at the Om…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Review: Gun, Waterloo East Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

The Vault Festival is a fantastic initiative, and one of the best opportunities out there to see really promising new work that with proper attention should go on to reach even larger audien…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Review: The Grit, Town Hall Hotel by Frey Kwa Hawking

One of the main appeals of video games and action films is power-fantasy fulfilment: step into a digital world and you can exercise abilities far greater than any you might be capable or bot…

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Review: Foreign Goods 3, Arcola Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

Asia and theatre! Not a contradiction. Foreign Goods 3’s third showcase of new writing about and by Asians, at the Arcola, launches their new book published by Oberon, Foreign Goods: …

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review: The Brothers Size, Young Vic by Frey Kwa Hawking

I was embarrassingly eager to see this, one of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s earlier works, on a triumphant return to the Young Vic. McCraney’s profile has naturally risen since Moonli…

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Review: Syd and Sylvia, Camden People’s Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

Claudia Jefferies is a charismatic, confident performer – you watch her and have to give her the respect she knows is her due. Syd and Sylvia has a fantastic concept behind it and, because…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: This Story of Yours, The White Bear Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

This is a deeply horrible play. I don’t mean that this is a dark play, or that Time and Tide’s production of it is a bad one, but that very early in the play I could tell why it received…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review: Dark Suit and Lavender Shirt, Standing, Chelsea Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

Clearwater Collective’s Dark Suit and Lavender Shirt, Standing bills itself as a “multi-disciplinary” production on the life of Egon Schiele, mainly focusing on his relationships with …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 05:44PM
Monday, January 8, 2018

Review: Into The Numbers by Frey Kwa Hawking

Anniversaries: 150 for the Finborough Theatre, 80 for Nanking. Into The Numbers isn’t a perfect production, but once again the Finborough shows its excellent feel for European premieres, r…

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Review: Belleville, Donmar Warehouse by Frey Kwa Hawking

Amy Herzog’s Belleville, at the Donmar Warehouse this winter, grasps at a few things: the experiences of ‘expats’ vs. ‘immigrants’ in foreign countries, the romanticisation of the …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 11:04AM
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: Macbeeth, Hen and Chickens Theatre by Frey Kwa Hawking

I’d probably have appreciated Macbeeth better had I not the night before watched some Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace with friends, which remains one of the most perfect examples of genre par…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Feature: Last in, first out: how the arts funding crisis is crushing smaller companies by Frey Kwa Hawking

Monobox, the not-for-profit workshop and play resource which gives those at the start of their careers a path into theatre, has recently directed a request for help to the theatre community.…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: Dear Brutus, Southwark Playhouse by Frey Kwa Hawking

I actually spent much of Dear Brutus watching Michael Billington looking dissatisfied then leaving as fast as he could (similarly, the two friends of an actor I talked to outside after the p…

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