Author: Christina Care


Review of Fledgling Theatre Company’s They Built It. No One Came.

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 themselves. Eight years later, and they still remain the commune’s only members. That is until Tim (immediately dubbed ‘Brother Pablo’, …

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Review of Becoming Shades at The Vault Festival

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 journey as The Vaults, where an eerie quality is immediate. The show incorporates dance, aerial acrobatics, mime, and is set …

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Review of CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the Camden People’s Theatre

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 she dissects her own youth and torment, the violence suffered at home at the hand of her mother. It’s no mean …

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Review of How We Think We Think at the King’s Head 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 audience is swept into the unravelling thought processes which accompany this. He investigates the man, their single shared conversation, before extending into …

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Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing – Tabard Theatre

After a well-received adaptation of A Study in Scarlet, playwright Greg Freeman turns his hand to a new Sherlock Holmes tale at the Tabard Theatre. Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible thing has all the trappings of Holmesian tale, though ultimately the pay-off may disappoint serious Sherlock Holmes fans. The Tabard sets the scene with strangely saccharine music, offering up an evening of light-hearted entertainment. We open with a panicky Lady Grendle (Saria Steel), Steel’s natural charm and elegance downplayed with …

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