Day 4: Othello: Remixed

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” The obvious focus for productions of Othello is the race angle, given the title character’s isolation from the rest of the play’s personnel. However, there are plenty of other themes that run through the heart of […]

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Day 2: “By your leave, wax…”

In our age of email, WhatsApp and recorded delivery post, we take the security of messages we send rather lightly. But have you ever considered the lengths people had to go to in the days before the envelope was introduced? Yes, this humble paper contraption only started to be used on a wide scale from […]

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GREY

You have a good life: you’re strong & independent, have a place to live and food to eat. But you feel sad a lot of the time – why is this? It doesn’t make any sense. Koko Brown is back with her new show GREY, following on from last year’s hit one-woman play WHITE. This instalment of the […]

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2019 mid-year update

Once again things started off steadily and sensibly, but then too much interesting sounding stuff (both in & out of London) came up and ended up taking over my diary… I may have again gone down in terms of the amount of shows I’ve seen in six months (103 different shows, 126 individual visits to theatres), but I […]

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Sirens

Meet Xoe, Pia & Lou – also known as the Sirens! I’m sure you’ve all heard about the seductive, man-eating bird-women from Greek mythology, who lured sailors to their deaths with their beautiful & hypnotic singing voices, right? The original femmes fatales. But what if that was all a complete pile of bullshit? That’s right, it […]

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The Flies

Exchange Theatre return with their production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies, running alternately in French and English at The Bunker Theatre for a limited time. The Flies is a reimagining of the bloody story of Orestes and Electra, who seek revenge for their father’s murder at the hands of their mother and her lover – this […]

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Kill Climate Deniers

How many climate sceptics does it take to change a lightbulb? None. It’s more cost-effective to live in the dark. For a group of activists in David Finnigan’s play, however, the solution is a little more drastic. When Environment Minister Gwen Malkin fails to explain the process of geoengineering the government are proposing to employ […]

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