Author: Olivia Jannesson

Yard Players Presents: King Lear at The Brockley Jack Theatre

A classic text has become contemporary, and in true Shakespearean fashion, is a tragedy with many deaths. Luckily these deaths only pertain to the characters, as the portrayal of them and the theatre devising was very enjoyable. In an intimate black box theatre in Brockley, King Lear, played by Alan Booty Edgar, takes the stage and we are introduced to his woes. Thanks to the director and designer James Elsey’s devising, utilizing modern music and …

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Can Can! The New Offenbach Musical | Union Theatre | Review

France has come to London in this frivolous and funny musical. We are transported back to the 1890s in Paris, when the ladies of Moulin Rouge scandalised the city. The dresses are bigger, the busts are bustier and the characters are larger than life. A forbidden love blossoms between Christian Bontoux, the gentlemen (Damjan Mrackovich) and Jane Avril the Can-Can dancer, (Kathy Peacock), and in true Romeo and Juliet fashion they are torn apart by …

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