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 … Read moreReview of Food by Steve Rodgers at Finborough Theatre
They Built It. No One Came, is a play about where earnestness becomes naivety, and integrity starts to look ridiculous. It follows Tobias (Christopher Neels) and Alexander (Patrick Holt), two idealists who form a peaceful commune named ‘Humbleton’ – a place they envisaged as a refuge from modern society – hoping to attract others like … Read moreReview of Fledgling Theatre Company’s They Built It. No One Came.
The Chivaree circus have created a show that is really something special; intricate, aesthetic and bold, there is a lot of distinct and quirky talent on display. Created by Edward Gosling and Laurane Marchive, Becoming Shades reworks the classic myth of Persephone, travelling through the underworld. No better location could be found for such a … Read moreReview of Becoming Shades at The Vault Festival
In an unadorned room of the Camden People’s Theatre, Emma Packer’s CTRL+ALT+DELETE achieves so much more than the sum of its parts. A room, a woman and a chair – this is minimalist theatre at its best. We meet Amy (performed by Packer), politically-aware and with a sense of the wider injustices of the world around her, as … Read moreReview of CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the Camden People’s Theatre
Blurring the division between reality and theatre, truth and fiction, How We Think We Think is a neatly delivered postmodern play. It investigates the complex ruminations of Tom, a young man who experiences a chance encounter on the tube, which results in his witnessing a suicide. The stranger imbeds himself in Tom’s psyche as a result, and the … Read moreReview of How We Think We Think at the King’s Head Theatre