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NEWS: One thing more on gender imbalance in Irish arts

By Saoirse Anton “This is what collaborative feminist power looks like and it is a powerful, playful and inclusive thing.” In just one succinct sentence Sarah Durcan, general manager of Science Gallery International, and a member of the Waking the Feminists group, summed up the atmosphere in the Abbey Theatre today [14 November 2016] at Waking The Feminists’ One Thing More. On ...

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Furious Folly – Sutton Park, Birmingham

Furious Folly, an immersive experience

Creator: Mark Anderson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Sutton Park, just outside Birmingham, was the home of two local pals’ regiments while they were in training and was subsequently used as a hospital for Australian and New Zealand servicemen during the First World War. So in the week where Britain has been commemorating and remembering the horrors of the Battle of the ...

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FEATURE: Tonic Theatre Celebrates…Leading Women in Theatre

By MARYAM PHILPOTT Picture the scene, it’s not so long ago, in London and you’re off for a night at the theatre. You look around you in the street and everything seems fairly normal, again in the theatre things seem fine as you take your seat. But then the play starts and something’s missing… It takes a while but suddenly ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Thermos Museum – Komedia

The Thermos Museum - Brighton Fringe

Writer: Neil Davidson Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle   For many a thermos flask is just a forgotten picnic item or something that is only remembered on those extra chilly days when you fancy taking hot soup or tea with you. That is of course unless you’re Neil Davidson, and you want to share your avid collection of flasks with ...

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Improvathon 2016 – The Lost Theatre, London

Improvathon 2016

Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Edie Ranvier   Seek to describe Improvathon 2016, and numbers come easier than words. 50 hours’ continuous improvised comedy. 25 two-hour episodes across four “seasons”. Ninth annual event. More than 40 performers. An audience in their seats from 7pm on Friday to 9pm on Sunday. They do let you out if you ask nicely. This year’s ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW: Only in Brighton!

Only In Brighton! Walking Tour logo

Venue: Walking Tour Reviewer: Niall Harman While the 2016 Brighton Fringe does not officially kick off until Friday 6 May, the bank holiday weekend saw the return of the Only in Brighton! walking tour to the city. Run by blue badge tour guide Ric Morris, the tour takes in the city’s main sights, while offering interesting tidbits for locals and ...

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NEWS: Theatre’s Great and Good gather for 61st Evening Standard Awards

Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Sondheim and Sir Ian McKellen at the Evening Standard Awards

By Maryam Philpott 2015 has been another impressive year for the London stage and with a crop of ‘reviews of the year’ about to emerge, the EveningStandard once again pips everyone to the post by presenting its annual Theatre Awards months before anyone else. Theatrical luminaries gathered at the Old Vic on Sunday to celebrate the 61st Evening Standard Awards, ...

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