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Friday, April 19, 2019

Review: Three Sisters, Almeida Theatre by Alannah Jones

Review: Three Sisters, Almeida Theatre 4.0stars Fresh from the smouldering success of Summer and Smoke, Rebecca Frecknall reignites Anton Chekhov’s 1901 classic at the Almeida Theatre. Bes…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: Unsung, King’s Head Theatre by Alannah Jones

Review: Unsung, King's Head Theatre4.0starsHistory is haunted by the silent voices of unsung women, their voices, stories and achievements overlooked due to the frustratingly simple yet damn…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: Richard III, Alexandra Palace by Alannah Jones

Review: Richard III, Alexandra Palace3.0starsFor its first play to be staged in 80 years, the Alexandra Palace Theatre houses Shakespeare’s Richard III, a Headlong production directed by J…

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Review: The Pirates of Penzance, Wilton’s Music Hall by Alannah Jones

Review: The Pirates of Penzance, Wilton’s Music Hall 4.0stars Sasha Regan’s all-male cast triumphantly returns from touring Australia to once again commandeer Wilton’s Music Hall, a fu…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Review: Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow, VAULT Festival by Alannah Jones

Review: Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow, VAULT Festival 3.0Overall Score One of VAULT Festival’s dingier performance spaces, the Cavern, is warmed by the conspiratorial presence of…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Review: Landscape (1989), VAULT Festival by Alannah Jones

Review: Landscape (1989), VAULT Festival2.0starsBen Kulvichit and Clara Potter-Sweet of Emergency Chorus are the creators and performers of the company’s second show as a New Diorama Gradu…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Greyscale, VAULT Festival by Alannah Jones

Review: Greyscale, VAULT Festival5.0Overall ScoreOf all the men accused during the #MeToo movement, Aziz Ansari saddened me the most. I had been a fan of his work, especially the freshness a…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Review: Pinter Seven, Harold Pinter Theatre by Alannah Jones

Review: Pinter Seven, Harold Pinter Theatre 4.0Overall Score Through an earlier press release, I lately learned of Harold Pinter’s close relationship with Danny Dyer, to whom he was appare…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Review: Katie and Pip, VAULT Festival by Alannah Jones

Review: Katie and Pip, VAULT Festival3.0starsI turn up to watch Katie and Pip (part of the VAULT Festival 2019) panting even more than the play’s canine star, having raced around the under…

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Review: The Tell-Tale Heart, Dorfman Theatre by Alannah Jones

The Tell-Tale Heart is one of gothic virtuoso Edgar Allan Poe’s best known and best loved stories. Poe’s masterclass in the grotesque is re-imagined here by Anthony Nielson, in his first…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Review: A State of Mind, Tristan Bates Theatre by Alannah Jones

A State of Mind is a one-woman verbatim piece about mental health that directly recounts the stories and lived experiences of a self-proclaimed rather “wonky” middle-aged woman named Bil…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Review: La Bohème, London Coliseum by Alannah Jones

Jonathan Miller’s 2009 production of Puccini’s La Bohème returns to the London Coliseum, revived by director Natascha Metherell to mark the fortieth anniversary of Miller’s directoria…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Review: Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman, Soho Theatre by Alannah Jones

“What if I told you that the origins of all magic, of all ritual, since the beginning of time was menstrual? Would you believe me?” So begins this theatrical extravaganza of Dr Carnesky …

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Review: The Pit and the Pendulum, Omnibus Theatre by Alannah Jones

Oxford-based production company Creation Theatre bring their adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum to Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre. Combining immersive binaural sound des…

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Review: Macbeth, Barbican Theatre by Alannah Jones

The RSC’s production of Macbeth, directed by Polly Findlay, takes up its London residency at the Barbican, bringing the famed brutalism of the theatre right onto the stage itself. But this…

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Review: Consensual, Soho Theatre by Alannah Jones

The National Youth Theatre’s revival of Evan Placey’s 2015 commission exploring the grey area of consent law and morality showcases some seriously formidable young acting talent. I would…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Say My Name, Theatre N16 by Alannah Jones

The Styx, former ambulance depot turned bar and performance space, current home of Theatre N16 and venue for Say My Name is soon to meet its fate. Last week they resignedly tweeted “we…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Review: Much Ado About Nothing, Watford Palace Theatre by Alannah Jones

Upon entering the Watford Palace Theatre (after a surprising quick journey from Euston) I am utterly charmed by the sand bags, air raid warnings and women in vintage army uniforms dotted abo…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Review: Pinter Two: The Lover and The Collection, Harold Pinter Theatre by Alannah Jones

A confession: I am not sure whether I actually like Pinter. The last production I saw – Ian Rickson’s star-studded staging of The Birthday Party earlier this year – left me cold, t…

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Review: Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre by Alannah Jones

Simon Godwin delivers a great big fuck-off Shakespeare at the National, and it’s everything you’d expect it to be. Antony and Cleopatra is perhaps the most notoriously difficult of Shake…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: Cold Chips, Theatre N16 by Alannah Jones

Theatre N16, which recently took over the performance space of the aptly named ‘Styx’, located in the far reaches of North-East London, is a bare concrete space which provides a stark an…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Review: An Adventure, Bush Theatre by Alannah Jones

It’s India in the 1940s and teenaged Jyoti is not permitted to choose whether or not she marries, only to whom, and even then, it’s a miserly selection. As she rearranges the polaroid ph…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Review: That Girl, Old Red Lion Theatre by Alannah Jones

Child stars are generally perceived to go down one of two routes. There are notorious train wrecks à la Macaulay The post Review: That Girl, Old Red Lion Theatre appeared first on A Younger…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Review: Camden Fringe Festival, Secondhand Stories, Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Alannah Jones

★★ I suppose that if you were to meet any given person in the middle of ‘one of the worst The post Review: Camden Fringe Festival, Secondhand Stories, Lion and Unicorn Theatre appeared…

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Review: Medicine, The Hope Theatre by Alannah Jones

I’d forgotten how much I like pub theatres. Aside from making me feel like I’m at the Edinburgh Fringe even The post Review: Medicine, The Hope Theatre appeared first on A Younger Theatr…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Review: Spiral, Park Theatre by Alannah Jones

When a person goes missing, what happens to those left behind? In Spiral, writer Abigail Hood sets out to explore the The post Review: Spiral, Park Theatre appeared first on A Younger Theat…

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