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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Review: A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic by Jessica Handscomb

“Christmas time is a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of when men and women open their shut-up hearts freely, and think of people below them as…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Review: The Crumple Zone, The Kings Head Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

The crumple zone, for those who may not know, is the part of a car designed to take the full force of the impact if and when a collision occurs. It’s also the title of Lambco productions…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: Redefining Juliet, The Pit at the Barbican by Jessica Handscomb

Juliet Capulet of Shakespeare’s world-renowned Romeo & Juliet might be one of, if not the most famous female character ever written for the stage. Countless big names have played her i…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Paid Fantasist, Camden People’s Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

The Camden People’s Theatre never ceases to amaze me with the sheer range of productions they put on. The bizarre and avant-garde can often be found here, and Paid Fantasist is no exceptio…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review: Pinter Four: Moonlight/Night School, Harold Pinter Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Harold Pinter is considered one of the greatest British playwrights of all time. Producing much of his work in the twentieth century, he wrote 29 full plays alongside poetry and doing plenty…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Review: Beauty and the Beast, King’s Head Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time, almost quite literally, as the famous story of the girl locked away in a tower by a ferocious and unforgiving beast is thought to be about 4,00…

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Review: Momma Golda, King’s Head Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Thelma Ruby is a commendable 93 years old. She’s starred in countless West End Productions, worked with Judi Dench and Orson Welles, done everything from Shakespeare to Panto, and worked o…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Review: Honour, Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

After premiering here at the National Theatre in 2003, then being revived at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2006, Honour has found its way back to us at the Park Theatre, over a decade later. Jo…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Review: Romeo & Juliet, Rose Playhouse by Jessica Handscomb

Romeo & Juliet is possibly the most over-told story of all time. At almost any given time in London, there is someone, somewhere, producing this play. At the moment, it’s BoxLit theatr…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Review: Stories, Dorfman Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

After her critically acclaimed Consent last year, which went on to transfer to the West End, Nina Raine has returned to the National Theatre with her new play, Stories. It follows Anna (Clau…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Review: I’m Not Running, Lyttleton Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

If the phrase “I’m not running”, or anything similar to it ever falls from a politician’s lips, we can usually safely assume that they will be doing just that, and they’re just wai…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Review: Timeless, Theatre N16 by Jessica Handscomb

I don’t think any of us particularly enjoy the dentist, but the situation mostly plays out like this: we dread it for a little while, we attend our appointment, we’re uncomfortable for a…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: Six Attempts to Swallow a Scream, Theatre N16 by Jessica Handscomb

Far, far away, out in the treacherous zone 3, is Styx. Open both day and night, it boasts chilled out seating areas, a bar, a pizza joint, and Theatre N16. It’s tucked away down a road; ju…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Review: An Execution (By Invitation Only), Camden People’s Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Allegedly inspired by the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Gemma Brockis’ revisited play An Execution (By Invitation Only) is a surreal piece that explores the mortality and opacity in a huma…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Review: The Woods, The Royal Court Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

We enter, treading on bark and wood chippings to take our seats, walking through a dark and damp wood, weaving past tall, spindling tree trunks. Naomi Dawson’s set design is eerie and imme…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Review: Earth Makes No Sound, The Place by Jessica Handscomb

Self-described as a “provocation about our planet and how we look after it,” Filament Theatre Group bring Earth Makes No The post Review: Earth Makes No Sound, The Place appeared first o…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review: Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online), Trafalgar Studios by Jessica Handscomb

So, apparently, at the beginning of this decade there was an online black marketplace called ‘Silk Road’, presumably named after The post Review: Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online), Tra…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Review: A Tinder Trilogy, Hen and Chickens Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Camden Fringe is back again, and will be showcasing 300 new productions across North London until 26 August. One of The post Review: A Tinder Trilogy, Hen and Chickens Theatre appeared first…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Review: Broken Wings, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Jessica Handscomb

Khalil Gibran, begins Shakespeare and Laozi, is the third bestselling poet worldwide of all time. Bet you didn’t know that. The post Review: Broken Wings, Theatre Royal Haymarket appeared …

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Review: Riot Act, King’s Head Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Riot Act, written and performed by Alexis Gregory, is a one man show that lasts just one hour and is The post Review: Riot Act, King’s Head Theatre appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Review: King Lear, Duke of York’s Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Will I ever see another play ever again that doesn’t have a slight whiff of Donald Trump about it? Doubtful. The post Review: King Lear, Duke of York’s Theatre appeared first on A Younge…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Review: Mermaids, King’s Head Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Playmill returns to the King’s Head Theatre in Islington. A three-week curated season of brand new work, from “some of The post Review: Mermaids, King’s Head Theatre appeared first on …

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Review: The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s Globe by Jessica Handscomb

The Winter’s Tale is very much a tale of two halves. The first set in Sicilia the “jealous tyrant” King The post Review: The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s Globe appeared first on A …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review: Cockamamy, The Hope Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Cockamamy, an adjective meaning ludicrous or nonsensical. But also, a new play, by Louise Coulthard, which previewed at The Lion The post Review: Cockamamy, The Hope Theatre appeared first o…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Review: Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios by Jessica Handscomb

It’s been a good few years for Tracy Letts. He’s won a Tony award for his role as George in The post Review: Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Review: Tartuffe, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Jessica Handscomb

Written all the way back in 1664, Molière’s revered comedy Tartuffe has made its debut at the Theatre Royal Market. The post Review: Tartuffe, Theatre Royal Haymarket appeared first on A …

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: Adam & Eve, Hope Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Adam & Eve, written by Tim Cook, centres on a remarkably middle-class couple. Young, newly married and having just bought The post Review: Adam & Eve, Hope Theatre appeared first on…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review: Schism, Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Harrison is a failed architect turned maths teacher, and at the beginning of Schism, is preparing to end his own The post Review: Schism, Park Theatre appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: CircusFest: The Bekkrell Effect, Roundhouse by Jessica Handscomb

When we think of the word ‘circus’, what springs to mind? A sad looking clown on a tiny bike? Acrobats The post Review: CircusFest: The Bekkrell Effect, Roundhouse appeared first on A Yo…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review: Chicago, Phoenix Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

The longest running musical on Broadway, Chicago has once again returned to London’s West End. Initially a 1926 play by The post Review: Chicago, Phoenix Theatre appeared first on A Younge…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Review: The Moderate Soprano, Duke of York’s Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

First appearing at Hampstead Theatre in 2015, David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano has now transferred to the West End, more specifically the Duke Of York’s Theatre. ‘Glyndebourne’s ori…

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