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Compelling but Confusing: The Secret Agent at the Young Vic

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. A stylish, energetic production, Theatre O’s The Secret Agent at the Young Vic is resonant with topical yet timeless questions on political liberties and national security. Themes of exploitation and nihilism contribute to a growing claustrophobia as the show unfolds. This adaptation from Joseph Conrad’s … Continue reading

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Compelling but Confusing: The Secret Agent at the Young Vic

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. A stylish, energetic production, Theatre O’s The Secret Agent at the Young Vic is resonant with topical yet timeless questions on political liberties and national security. Themes of exploitation and nihilism contribute to a growing claustrophobia as the show unfolds. This adaptation from Joseph Conrad’s … Continue reading

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Cosy contemporary playwriting: City Slices & Country Crumbs

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. For a solidly entertaining hour in a low-key environment, City Slices & Country Crumbs serves well. New writing by four women around the country makes this an interesting look at contemporary English theatre. At the Hen and Chickens Theatre. These plays are full of an … Continue reading

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Cosy contemporary playwriting: City Slices & Country Crumbs

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. For a solidly entertaining hour in a low-key environment, City Slices & Country Crumbs serves well. New writing by four women around the country makes this an interesting look at contemporary English theatre. At the Hen and Chickens Theatre. These plays are full of an … Continue reading

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Powerful Contemporary Relevance: Blue Stockings at Shakespeare’s Globe

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. In a time when young women are still shot in the head for pursuing the right to an education, the conflicts explored in Jessica Swale’s first play, Blue Stockings, could not be more urgent. John Dove directs a witty and rousing production at Shakespeare’s Globe. … Continue reading

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Powerful Contemporary Relevance: Blue Stockings at Shakespeare’s Globe

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. In a time when young women are still shot in the head for pursuing the right to an education, the conflicts explored in Jessica Swale’s first play, Blue Stockings, could not be more urgent. John Dove directs a witty and rousing production at Shakespeare’s Globe. … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Dream: Go to Sleep, Goddamnit! at Camden People’s Theatre

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. The Krumple’s inaugural offering in London is sweet, touching and very funny. Here’s hoping it won’t be the last. Go to Sleep, Goddamnit! is their first show and it roars onto the stage without speaking a single word. At the Camden People’s Theatre. Founded by … Continue reading