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One Festival: Programme C – The Space, London

Writers: Mike Carter, David Hendon, John Dixon, Louise Jameson, Alexandra Donnachie Directors: Saffron Myers, Paula Chitty, Danielle McIlven, Louise Jameson, Lou Mason Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The television anthology series has been enjoying something of a renaissance thanks to critically acclaimed shows like Black Mirror and Inside No 9, but often the closest theatre can get to an anthology series is ...

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The White Bike – The Space, London

Writer: Tamara von Werthern Director: Lily McLeish Reviewer: Richard Maguire The publicity for The White Bike claims that the show tells an ordinary story, a terrifyingly ordinary story. With an average of 17 cyclists being killed each year on London’s streets, and with 5 already being killed this year, these deaths have, indeed, become tragically ordinary. Tamara von Werthern’s play at The ...

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The Witch’s Mark – The Space, London

Writer &  Director: Timothy N. Evers Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Bells chime. Dressed in ordinary contemporary clothes, Celeste Markwell steps barefoot onto a bare stage as Agnes Sampson, distinctive dark eye makeup the only obvious theatrical concession to the story we're about to hear. It's all we need. Witchcraft is about belief and our interpretations of that belief, not bubbling cauldrons ...

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Why Not Us? – The Space, London

Writers: Rebekah Harvey and Sandy Murray Director: Elif Knight Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The battle for gender equality is far from over, but while women have made some strides in the last 50 years, one unexpected outcome is a similar kind of gendered pressure exerted on men to retain their roles as hunters and heroes. Concepts of femininity and masculinity have ...

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Queen of Carnage – The Space, London

Creative Lead / Director: Sobriety Twist Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There is a point where performance art and theatre intersect and it’s usually at the more absurdist end of the theatrical scale, but fetish performance is something you rarely come across depending on how sheltered a life you’ve led and presumably the venues you frequent. The Space is hosting Sobriety Twist’s ...

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The Mutant Man – The Space, London

Writer: Christopher Bryant Director: Heather Fairbairn Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Gender neutral characters are increasingly recognised in popular culture. Recently the Etcetera Theatre hosted the play Boy Stroke Girl, while one of the analysts in season two of Billions identifies as non-binary, so Christopher Bryant’s new play The Mutant Man showing at The Space feels very timely. What unites the characters ...

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Broken – The Space, London

Writer: Matthew Lyon Director: Dominique Gerrard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Love may be a many splendored thing but breaking up is hard to do. What Neil Sedaka doesn’t tell you is quite how that glorious blissful relationship turned into a messy, argument-filled headache that can never be revived. Luckily Matthew Lyon’s verse-play Broken, currently being revived at The Space, has the ...

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Ebeneezer and Me – The Space, London

Writers: Nigel Fairs Director: Louise Jameson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We are surrounded by controversy, views we thought were retired at the end of the 20th Century are suddenly part of the political debate again. Of course they never really went away they just didn’t have a voice, and with the rise of social media and key celebrity mouthpieces they have ...

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