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Half Breed – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Natasha Marshall      Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman The only non-white resident of a parochial West Country village, Jazmin finds herself struggling to fit in despite the support of her grandmother and her best friend, Brogan. Finding she stands out for all the wrong reasons in a place permeated by gossip, ignorance and racism, will Jaz ever learn to ...

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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – A great time had but where’s the theatre?

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. Reviewer KRIS HALLETT offers his overview. Latitude 2017 from a theatrical standpoint felt slightly short changed then in previous years. Less big shows, fewer performances and fewer works to see. Yet by and large ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 at Latitude Festival 2017 (Cont.)

By KRIS HALLETT Along with Edinburgh and panto, Latitude is the one time of year where theatre can be a morning activity as well as a form keeping nocturnal hours. Consequently with coffees still in hand, a small spattering of cultural vultures packed into the Speakeasy tent to see a first work-in-progress showing of theatremaker Daniel Bye’s latest. So much ...

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The Scar Test – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Hannah Khalil Director: Sara Joyce Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “I can’t believe this is England” the characters proclaim in Hannah Khalil’s new play The Scar Test, set in an immigration holding centre, a place where women who have committed no crimes are held for months while their cases are heard. Often, they have escaped persecution in another country and dreamed of ...

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Blush – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Charlotte Josephine Director: Ed Stambollouian Reviewer: Stephen Bates A circle of bright red carpeting centre stage establishes the themes of Charlotte Josephine's blistering assault on an era in which the human race is forever finding new ways to embarrass itself. Blush we should at the antics of a society in which, seemingly, all established norms of decent behaviour are ...

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INTERVIEW – Patrick Sandford on the cathartic power of theatre

Older Man and figurine

Patrick Sandford has had an illustrious career as one of the country’s most respected directors and Artistic Directors and is about to return to Brighton Fringe with the debut of his new play Blooming, which follows the success of his moving autobiographical play Groomed at the festival last year and will shortly be opening at London’s Soho Theatre. Taking a break ...

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How (Not) to Live in Suburbia – Soho Theatre, London

How Not to Live In Suburbia - Annie Siddons

Writer: Annie Siddons Director: Justin Audibert and Nicki Hobday Reviewer: Maryam Philpott London, for those who live there, is the absolute centre of the world. It’s full of life, art, culture and all kinds of fun you can imagine, so the idea of moving away is inconceivable. Except one day we’ll almost certainly have to when marriage, children and a ...

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Underneath – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Pat Kinevane Director: Jim Culleton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “We need beauty, all of us…How we flock to be around the beautiful ones”. It may only be skin-deep, but Pat Kinevane’s new play Underneath considers the effect of beauty and modern expectations of perfection on individuals who are far from physically perfect. Showing at the Soho Theatre, Kinevane considers what ...

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