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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Brief Encounter review – sparkling revival of Emma Rice’s forbidden romance by Anya Ryan

Watermill theatre, NewburyPolished production brings Rice’s innovative adaptation of the classic film to life, with an electric central partnership and personality to spare Emma Rice’s e…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A Place for We review – three generations keep London’s flame alive by Anya Ryan

Park theatre, LondonIn Archie Maddocks’ play, set in one building in Brixton, three families from different times strive to serve their ever-changing community Can tradition last forever?…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:32AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Love N Stuff review – a marriage in meltdown at Heathrow by Anya Ryan

Oldham ColiseumTwo impressive actors play a total of 15 characters but Tanika Gupta’s breezy airport comedy struggles to take off Opening in the departures lounge at Heathrow, Tanika Gupta…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Black Love review – singing siblings’ glorious ode to Black culture by Anya Ryan

Slade Gardens, LondonChinonyerem Odimba’s powerful musical about family relationships mixes R&B-inspired melodies with the words of real people Black Love, the first musical to be crea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

This Beautiful Future review – beguiling drama of young war-torn love by Anya Ryan

Jermyn Street theatre, LondonThe story of sexual awakening in the second world war could be happening today in this clever production of Rita Kalnejais’s 2017 play Rita Kalnejais’s 2017…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Destiny review – captivating solo show stares down the darkness by Anya Ryan

Available onlineGetting drunk or looking for love, Florence Espeut-Nickless’s character commands the space, finding hope amid despair Destiny is preparing for a big Thursday night out in …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:06AM
Friday, August 13, 2021

‘There was a distinct lack of help’: can theatre clean up its act on mental health? by Anya Ryan

Raffaella Covino is leading the charge for change in an industry whose workers do unstable jobs under unprecedented pressure It was the winter of 2017 when Raffaella Covino realised she was …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre