Author: Christina Care


Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre | Review

When Ibsen wrote Rosmersholm in 1886, he looked to pit political and moral concerns of his day against each other – to engage in debate, on stage. He set his play in the midst of political upheaval; conservative politicians are being unseated, disrupted and challenged by radical and freethinking leftists. The question of equality, of fairness, are being taken seriously by the people, challenging the ruling classes to respond. Mild and impressionable Rosmer (Tom Burke) …

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Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre | Review

A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre brings to life this classic Christmas story, in a very likeable and entertaining production. Narrated and acted entirely by Simon Callow, it is a warm interpretation, delivered as a good story around a fireplace on a snowy evening. There is much to enjoy here, and you leave with a happy glow. Simon Callow delivers a dynamic performance; we are firmly held in the hands of this flawless professional. …

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Frogman at Shoreditch Town Hall – Review

It feels like it was only a matter of time before VR started to infiltrate theatres – the fact that Frogman is the first instance of this technology I’ve experienced on stage is quite surprising. Having heard rumours of this ground-breaking show long before my opportunity to see it, I’d be lying if I said I went in with anything other than high expectations. I wasn’t disappointed. Frogman, devised by the barrier-pushing curious directive, follows …

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Review of Chivaree’s Crash at Camden Fringe Festival

Having reviewed Chivaree’s outstanding show Becoming Shades, expectations were high for this follow up, Crash. And I wasn’t disappointed. Created by Edward Gosling and Laurane Marchive, the show is truly a ‘celebration’ – of eccentricity, of pushing physical limits, and of the ability to carry on in cheerful spirits – perfect for the current state of the world. Crash incorporates a fantastic array of talent, including aerial silks, hoop, hula hoop, juggling, acrobatics, Cyr wheel and …

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Review of Food by Steve Rodgers at Finborough Theatre

Set in a takeaway off an Australian highway, Food explores the tumultuous relationship between sisters Elma (Emma Playfair) and Nancy (Lily Newbury-Freeman). With unresolved tension from their youth played out in the claustrophobic takeaway kitchen, their antipathy comes to a head with the arrival of traveller Hakan (Scott Karim). Beautifully designed and executed, Food is a thoroughly enjoyable insight into a complex family, in a very specific context. Cressida Brown has directed a subtle and …

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