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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Review: Lungs, The Old Vic by Samuel Sims

Review: Lungs, The Old Vic4.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesHere’s something a little bit different. Instead of the conventional approach of one person reviewing a show, Managing Editor…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Samuel Sims: Working front-of-house can feel like a trap by Samuel Sims

That front-of-house workers are not mindless robots there to serve every whim of patrons is hopefully becoming more apparent to those who

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Review: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, The National Theatre by Samuel Sims

Review: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, The National Theatre2.0starsBefore the lights descended tonight, a ton of people excitedly looked the auditorium up and down as if ho…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review: Half Breed, Soho Theatre by Samuel Sims

Half Breed is for anyone that has ever felt ‘other’. It’s exhausting, breakneck and revitalising; a show and a performer The post Review: Half Breed, Soho Theatre appeared first on A Y…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Review: The Inheritance, Young Vic by Samuel Sims

A production almost completely dominated by men (the only woman, Vanessa Redgrave makes a brief if emotionally charged appearance near the end), The Inheritance could easily have become a na…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: Beginning, Ambassador’s Theatre by Samuel Sims

Should we feel bad for occasionally preferring to exist in the space called cyber? Is it so awful to be able to communicate more coherently – more confidently through a screen than in …

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review: Girl From The North Country, Noel Coward by Samuel Sims

With many jukebox musicals that have plonked themselves noisily in London’s theatreland, it’s usually helpful and ultimately more enjoyable to be familiar with the catalogue of work. Tak…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: Inside Pussy Riot, Saatchi Gallery by Samuel Sims

What does it take to be a true activist? Are we all, as a collective capable of making real difference or is it just too easy to be apathetic, to feign interest and sit behind a computer scr…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review: The Exorcist, Phoenix Theatre by Samuel Sims

The Exorcist’s origins don’t necessarily rely on the faith of huge numbers, nor does it really matter. Based on a ‘real life’ case (that old chestnut) about a boy possessed and subse…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: Jekyll and Hyde, Ambassador’s Theatre by Samuel Sims

“Our bodies, our minds, our power” the ultimate message in this production of Jekyll and Hyde. Influenced by such women as Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale and Josephine Butler;…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Mumburger, Old Red Lion by Samuel Sims

How the bloody hell have veganism and cannibalism found themselves in the same piece of theatre? Mumburger’s extraordinarily odd subject matter is the very thing many, myself included, …

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Mighty Atoms, Hull Truck by Samuel Sims

Mighty Atoms could very well be a metaphor for Hull itself. The play, the final part in a trilogy held at Hull Truck as part of its Roots and Routes season, is heavily influenced by box…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Blush: tackling revenge porn and a culture of shame by Samuel Sims

Charlotte Josephine meets me at Old Street station, before taking us to a nearby café that has the murmur of Beyonce over our heads. The writer and performer looks slightly dazed and expl…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert, The Royal Albert Hall by Samuel Sims

Who knew Harry Potter had such vocal, enthusiastic fans? A unanimous me? Fair enough. J.K Rowling’s phenomenally successful series turns 20 this year and with repeat visits and continued e…

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Review: Room, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Samuel Sims

Room tells the story of Ma and her little boy Jack as they go about their daily lives within the confines of a small, square room. They play, exercise, read, and sometimes watch television. …

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Review: Angels in America, National Theatre by Samuel Sims

History, time and legacy all play a prevalent role in this revival of Tony Kushner’s epic Angels in America. It looks at the right-wing politics that dominated the US in the 1980s and how…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Emma Donoghue on Room: “My son told everyone I wrapped him up in the rug!” by Samuel Sims

There’s something fantastically refreshing about a hugely successful writer getting their kids to do (some of) the editing of their latest book, but then, this is no ordinary, hugely succe…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Southwark Playhouse by Samuel Sims

Central to this twice adapted story of The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a phenomenal performance from Rona Morison, who manages to perfectly capture the irritating whininess of a 15-year-old w…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: A Clockwork Orange, Park Theatre by Samuel Sims

You’d think that a highly visual, shocking depiction of ‘ultra-violence’ would not generate quite as many huge belly laughs as Action To The Word’s production of A Clockwork Orange d…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Feature: Hull City of Culture 2017: I’m more excited than ever about my home city. by Samuel Sims

Growing up, I never felt particularly proud to be from Hull. In fact, the absolute opposite. If enquiries were made about my origins, I’d launch into a frenzied, pattie buttie-wielding…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Feature: Let’s have a conversation about mental health and make sure nobody has to be alone by Samuel Sims

“We still need to get into position where you can go to the chemist, say you’re having a panic attack, ask if they mind you meditating for a bit and no one will bat an eyelid, ju…

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service, Southwark Playhouse by Samuel Sims

Kiki’s Delivery Service is perhaps one of award winning Studio Ghibli’s most beloved films. Released in 1989 it was later dubbed in English and featured actress Kirsten Dunst in …

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review: Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre by Samuel Sims

What many are likely expecting with the UK stage premiere of Dreamgirls is something vaguely similar to Bill Condon’s 2006 film, starring Beyonce Knowles and an Oscar winning Jennifer Huds…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: The Snowman, The Peacock Theatre by Samuel Sims

As an army of minute children descend down the aisle towards a Christmas coated stage and form a freakish, yet excitable mosh pit, it can only mean one damn thing, The Snowman is back in t…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Feature: Theresa Ikoko on the beauty of imagination and why we scapegoat the young by Samuel Sims

Theresa Ikoko is on a roll. She’s taken a quick lunch break from her day job helping to reduce youth crime in London and we’re having a natter about her play Girls, currently playing …

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Feature: Power shifts and the hidden world of toilet attendants by Samuel Sims

Could the hidden struggles of Britain’s toilet attendants spark powerful change? A play inspired by a whole night in a nightclub’s toilets, conjuring up the overwhelming scent of Britney…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: Echoes of Eternity, London Coliseum by Samuel Sims

Who knew ballet would go down such a treat with a boisterous child? The little boy sitting in front of me flings his arms about gleefully with abandon. I’m reminded of myself during a very…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Feature: Blurring the line between political fact and fiction in Proud by Samuel Sims

It’s impossible to escape the numb uncertainty that has screeched in our mostly, dumbfounded faces for the last month. Like a banshee that has devoured four bags of Skittles, the Brexit re…

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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2, Palace Theatre by Samuel Sims

We’re so hell-bent on maintaining the idea of nature or nurture – an either-or that it has become ubiquitous in determining humanity’s actions. But what if it’s domin…

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Review: The Bodyguard, Dominion Theatre by Samuel Sims

I don’t know what I did to deserve almost being set on fire but to see The Bodyguard‘s fully charged, pyrotechnic laden opening number thrown at the audience with such glorious f…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review: Aladdin, Price Edward Theatre by Samuel Sims

Based on the (teensy bit) popular 1992 Disney film and hugely successful Broadway show, Aladdin has finally arrived in the West-End. As one would expect from Disney, MEGA BUCKS have been thr…

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