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Still on the Shelf: Shelf Life: Lotta Quizeen’s ABC of Home Management at Battersea Arts Centre

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. Katie Richardson’s Lotta Quizeen is a charming pastiche of several female TV cooking show presenters. Shelf Life features some fun ribald interactive party games but ultimately struggles to keep its energy up. At the Battersea Arts Centre. Before entering Lotta Quizeen’s Guide to Managing the … Continue reading

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Still on the Shelf: Shelf Life: Lotta Quizeen’s ABC of Home Management at Battersea Arts Centre

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. Katie Richardson’s Lotta Quizeen is a charming pastiche of several female TV cooking show presenters. Shelf Life features some fun ribald interactive party games but ultimately struggles to keep its energy up. At the Battersea Arts Centre. Before entering Lotta Quizeen’s Guide to Managing the … Continue reading

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Camp Hamlet

While wandering around the moors last week I started thinking a lot about performances of nostalgia. But when I got back I realized I already wrote about that last year in this review of ‘Cantina’ and the Fitzrovia Radio Hour, so I’m not going to rehash that for you. However, while I was (re)considering all … Continue reading

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Merry Widows and Gay Divorcees: Gender & Power in Marriage Narratives

After reading my friend & colleague Dr Jem Bloomfield’s post on Twelfth Night and “Mapp and Lucia”, which focused on the discomforts caused by sexual tension (or imagined sexual tension) between sets of people in social power relationships of inequality, I had some follow-up thoughts.  For Jem, the focus of these two narratives on “the … Continue reading