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Arnika – Bridewell Theatre, London

Writer: Mick Wood Director: Natasha Wood Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Wars are full of atrocities, often huge political or military action against an entire nation or targeted group undertaken by those following a heinous ideology, and forever recorded in history. But there are plenty of smaller acts of betrayal committed by ordinary people that remain shrouded in mystery. Plenty of people ...

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Opera in the City Festival Double Bill – Bridewell Theatre, London

Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Zanetto Composer: Pietro Mascagni Musical Director: Andrew Charity Stage Director: Pamela Schermann Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty In a strong start to their six-show Opera in the City festival, Time Zone Theatre has mounted the quirky but profound Mozart & Salieri from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and a story of frustrated love in Pietro Mascagni’s Zanetto. In the first, we see ...

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Treya’s Last Dance – Bridewell Theatre, London

Treya's Last Dance

Writer: Shyam Bhatt Director: Tiffany Nicole Greene Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz   It may well be true that, as Gayatri Spivak once proclaimed, great victories against oppression are being won in the realm of critical theory. The insoluble problem, however, (as at least two generations of humanities scholars have now found) is that no amount of conceptual postulation in academic journals ...

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INTERVIEW: Holly Joyce & Danny Solomon of Théâtre Volière

The Public Reviews went into rehearsal room this week to meet with Holly Joyce and Danny Solomon of Théâtre Volière as they prepare for Consolation, a new play by award winning writer Mick Wood, at The Bridewell Theatre. Consolation set in France, is a two –hander following the relationship between middle-aged would-be writer, Carol, and young French actor, Raymond. How ...

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The Devils – Bridewell Theatre, London

Writer: John Whiting Director: Nick Mouton Reviewer: Jon Wainwright A libertine priest with an unhealthy interest in his young parishioners, central government riding roughshod over local concerns, a church resisting outside interference in its affairs – all aspects of 17th-century Loudun that are not unknown today. Completely unfamiliar, however, is the hooded man left dangling in the public square after ...

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In Cahoots– Bridewell Theatre, London

Writer: Melissa Reeves Director: Emma J Leaver Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   Founded by Members of the legal and financial institutions of the City of London in 1905 and amateur in the best sense of the word, Sedos (Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society) has produced high quality theatre continuously ever since, except for short periods during the two World Wars. ...

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Into the Woods – Bridewell Theatre, London

Music: Stephen Sondheim Book: James Lapine Director: Matt Gould Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's romp through the fairytale forest of our childhood stories (and the universal desires and disappointments of life) is an ambitious one. Ambitious for a large scale, big budget production, and even more so for SEDOS, a London-based company who are ...

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Drunk – Bridewell Theatre, London

Director/Choreographer: Drew McOnie Reviewer: TL Wiswell Certain combinations of things set off the reviewer radar. New show, new space... is it a pre-West End run or a bad idea about to die? Given the miserable weather, a "musical dance revue" on the theme of liquor was enough to motivate this reviewer to hope for the best. It helped that Drunk ...

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