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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Review: Crime of the Century, Chickenshed Theatre by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Crime of the Century, Chickenshed Theatre4.0Overall ScoreAs the audience saunters in (or, in this case, logs in to the livestream), a claxon lists a litany of demanding questions: …

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Tobias Cornwell: “You can still put on theatre — you just need to think outside the box” by Samuel Nicholls

Back in February, Samuel Nicholls spoke to Tobias Cornwell, artistic director of GOOMS, about standing out in an already oversaturated fringe theatre scene. Now, ten months and one pandemic …

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Review: [Title of Show], Lambert Jackson and The Coliseum Online by Samuel Nicholls

Review: [Title of Show], Lambert Jackson and The Coliseum Online3.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesWhen Mel Brooks’ The Producers made the jump from stage to screen in 2005, the result w…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Review: Kevin James Doyle – The 30 Year Old Virgin by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Kevin James Doyle – The 30 Year Old Virgin3.0Overall Score“You know when you’re talking about a movie with a group of people, and it’s a movie everyone’s seen, and then the…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Review: Call Me By My Name, Dazed New World Festival by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Call Me By My Name, Dazed New World Festival 3.0Overall Score Call Me By My Name is perhaps the very antithesis of Call Me By Your Name. One escapes the harsh realities of the presen…

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Revisiting The Last Five Years by Samuel Nicholls

The Last Five Years was one of a huge number of shows that were forced to shut down in the middle of their run. Six months later, it has been remounted for the Covid age. In our latest featu…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Review: Lovefool, The Bread and Roses Theatre by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Lovefool, The Bread and Roses Theatre3.0Overall ScoreAs Dr Dan asserts in the pages of a Sugar magazine from 1995, “you need to discover what flirting means to YOU”. For Rachel, …

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Review: Wilde Without the Boy, The Playground Theatre by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Wilde Without the Boy, The Playground Theatre4.0Overall ScoreWhat is freedom? Since COVID-19 hit back in March and the majority of us have been in intermittent stages of lockdown, th…

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Iris Theatre: “It’s all about giving back” by Samuel Nicholls

In our latest feature, Samuel Nicholls talks to Paul-Ryan Carberry, artistic director of London’s Iris Theatre, about getting through a pandemic, the strength of their local community, and…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Review: The Boss of It All, Soho Theatre by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Boss of It All, Soho Theatre3.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesOriginally performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre in 2013, the stage adaption of Lars Von Tr…

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Review: The Racist In The Chat, Vulcanello Productions by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Racist In The Chat, Vulcanello Productions 3.0Stars H.P. Lovecraft is really having a ‘moment’ right now. Thanks to the explosive popularity of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, t…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Review: Scenes for Survival – Aleister Crowley Summons the Devil, National Theatre of Scotland by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Scenes for Survival - Aleister Crowley Summons the Devil, National Theatre of Scotland4.0starsIn Sonnet 58, Shakespeare made thoughts on ‘waiting’ apparent: “I am to wait, tho…

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Review: Scenes for Survival – Ian and Sheena, National Theatre of Scotland by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Scenes for Survival - Ian and Sheena, National Theatre of Scotland3.0starsIn the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown, much of the theatre industry’s attention has been focused on the hig…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Review: The Secret Love Life of Ophelia, Greenwich Theatre Online by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Secret Love Life of Ophelia, Greenwich Theatre Online3.0starsFirst performed in 2001, The Secret Love Life of Ophelia is Steven Berkoff’s attempt to breathe depth and intimacy …

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Review: The Boy In The Book, Electric Dreams Festival / CYOD and TheSpace by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Boy In The Book, Electric Dreams Festival / CYOD and TheSpace 5.0Stars First published in 1979, the Choose Your Own Adventure books by Charles Packard were a niche but beloved pa…

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Review: Songs For A New World, Lambert Jackson Productions / The Other Palace by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Songs For A New World, Lambert Jackson Productions / The Other Palace4.0StarsConceptually, Songs for a New World is a tough sell: situated somewhere between a musical and a song cycl…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Boundless Theatre: “Youth Culture Drives Us Far More Than Theatre Culture” by Samuel Nicholls

In our latest feature, Sam Nicholls speaks to the Artistic Director of Boundless Theatre, Rob Drummer about how merging both live and digital theatre could be the way forward. On Friday 3 Ju…

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

LOOKOUT: “Young People Never Get Taught About Some Roles” by Samuel Nicholls

The creative industries are already an anxiety-ridden area to get into and this has increased ten-fold in recent months. A new podcast by Brighton-based company, LOOKOUT has been produced in…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Review: The Last Five Years, Lambert Jackson Productions by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Last Five Years, Lambert Jackson Productions 4.0Stars One of the last pieces of theatre I managed to see before the COVID-19 lockdown decimated normal life (and made live perform…

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Review: Anansi the Spider Re-Spun: Episode 3, Unicorn Online by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Anansi the Spider Re-Spun: Episode 3, Unicorn Online 4.0stars The third and final episode of the Unicorn Online’s fantastic Anansi the Spider Re-Spun series, ‘Anansi and the Pot …

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Review: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Episode 2, Unicorn Online by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Anansi the Spider Re-spun: Episode 2, Unicorn Online5.0starsThe second instalment of Unicorn Theatre’s online offerings, Anansi and the Two Dinners builds off the energy and charm …

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Review: Anansi the Spider Re-Spun: Episode 1, Unicorn Online by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Anansi the Spider Re-Spun: Episode 1, Unicorn Online5.0starsWhen Anansi the Spider was first performed at the Unicorn Theatre back in 2019, the world was a completely different place…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Is the Answer Virtual Reality? by Samuel Nicholls

Theatre has had to adapt swiftly and intelligently now that people are confined to their homes for the foreseeable future. Here, Sam Nicholls considers where the future may lie. Is it virtua…

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Review: Bare E-ssentials, Encompass Productions by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Bare E-ssentials, Encompass Productions3.0StarsThe tenth edition of Encompass Production’s reoccurring night of ‘micro-theatre’, Bare E-ssentials breaks the mould by being the …

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Review: Dem Times, Omnibus Theatre Online by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Dem Times, Omnibus Theatre Online3.0starsProduced by Our Days, Dem Times is the story of Samuel Adjei, a British-born troublemaker forced by his parents to attend a rigorous Ghanaian…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Working For The Coronavirus Theatre Club: “It’s a Weird Honour” by Samuel Nicholls

Feeling like his theatre company was picking up speed, Jasper Frost was on cloud nine until the pandemic struck. He talks to Samuel Nicholls about what it’s now like working with the ‘Co…

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Review: It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, Barbican (via YouTube) by Samuel Nicholls

Originally performed at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and later broadcasted on BBC4, It’s True, It’s True, It’s True is the latest offering from Breach Theatre, a company that Lyn…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Coronavirus: will it rouse a digital theatre revolution? by Samuel Nicholls

Theatres are closing all over the world because of the Coronavirus. Is this really the end of days or could the internet prove to not only be our saviour but the start of a necessary revolut…

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Review: The Time Machine, The London Library by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Time Machine, The London Library1.0starFirst published in 1895, H.G. Wells’ serialised novel, The Time Machine, not only popularised the concept of time travel, but in fact coi…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Review: The Importance of Being… Earnest?, Omnibus Theatre by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Importance of Being... Earnest?, Omnibus Theatre 4.0Stars When asked why he thought that the theatre was “the greatest of all art forms”, Oscar Wilde responded that it was be…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Review: The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse by Samuel Nicholls

Review: The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse 5.0stars Inspired by the breakdown of Jason Robert Brown’s own marriage, The Last Five Years has been a perennial favourite of the musical …

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