Wish list: National Theatre At Home

Following on from the instant success of the first National Theatre At Home streaming event on Thursday night (Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden), it’s got me thinking about all the other wonderful NT Live screenings that I’d love to come to the small screen as part of this series. Over the next […]

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The Time Machine

Understandably, I find myself running a little behind on my reviews – this one, however, will probably be one of the more surreal things to have to write up. Press night was Wednesday 11 March 2020 (again, sorry): the day the World Health Organisation conferred pandemic status on the current COVID-19 outbreak. Why is that […]

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Nuclear War/Buried/Graceland

Boxless Theatre, Bag of Beard, Grindstone, and Take Two Theatricals have come together to present Nuclear War with Buried and Graceland. The three pieces are all set in very different places, but by virtue of common themes and styles they have been brought together as a triptych at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Buried – David Spencer (dir. Ryan Hutton […]

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The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria: Part The First

“By March 2020, here’s hoping every Boris is history.” I’ll be honest, if I didn’t already know of Out of the Forest Theatre’s work, that line on their VAULT Festival page would have been enough to make me want to see their new show – not least the accompanying hashtag #MakeBorisHistory. But having seen and […]

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Bin Juice

What’s the strangest job interview you’ve ever had? I bet it doesn’t come close to Belinda’s. Shouted at and belittled from the moment she enters the door, it seems she’s made an instant enemy in interviewer Francine – Marla, on the other hand, is a little more laidback about everything. And so begins Cat Kolubayev’s […]

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Can I Help You?

Theatre company Playing ON celebrates its tenth anniversary this year; it was set up to provide a voice for the voiceless, producing pieces of new writing to tell the stories of the disenfranchised – and also running workshops that seek to engage its participants in the route to employment, or even start down the path […]

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V&V

Meet Virginia Woolf & Vita Sackville-West, and Mia & Lottie. Two couples who underpin their relationships with written communication; taking place around a century apart, Woolf and Sackville-West are reliant on letters, whereas Mia and Lottie make do with various forms of instant messaging following their pairing on a dating app. These two love stories, […]

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