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Jellyfish – Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London

Writer: Ben Weatherill Director: Tim Hoare Reviewer: Scott Matthewman While the Dorfman Theatre is much the smallest of the National’s three stages, it can still be a struggle to make it seem as intimate as some of London’s smaller theatres. For a story of deeply personal relationships as Ben Weatherill’s Jellyfish, it means the cast – and the rest of ...

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Peter Gynt  – National Theatre, London

Writer: David Hare (after Henrik Ibsen) Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The search for self may seem like a post-1960s obsession as the rise of individualism dominates society in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, but Ibsen’s 1867 verse-play Peer Gynt was way ahead of the curve, creating a protagonist who wanders the earth living by his own rules. ...

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Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner – The Royal Court, London.

Writer: Jasmine Lee-Jones Director: Milli Bhatia Reviewer: Paul Hegarty It would be unfair to say Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner is simply about black identity, or about loneliness, or being gay for it is more than the sum of its parts. This play has lots to say and it does so in an imaginative and refreshing manner. Its ...

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Lea Salonga – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Theatrical powerhouse and Broadway icon Lea Salonga is currently headlining her first set of UK concerts, bringing her one-woman show to the beautiful Birmingham Symphony Hall as part of her tour. The concert was rescheduled from February due to Salonga breaking her leg on a family skiing holiday; however, the postponement scarcely matters as she delivers a ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH…Greg Byron: Stand-Up Poet

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Greg Byron: Stand-Up Poet. Your pitch:     The world is going to hell – so this is your opportunity to find some relief with some sardonic, light-hearted, heart-felt, sometimes silly verses ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Kevin Christopher Fox on Drinking and Unemployment

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Kevin Christopher Fox. Your pitch:   “Nice elevator, huh? Hey, I’m Chicago theatre veteran, Kevin Christopher Fox. I’m in the world premiere of my new play. I’m on a mission to reach ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Matt Hoss

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Matt Hoss. Your pitch:     My narrative is about romance and failing in love. I talk about why male comedians are exclusively talking about Break-up shows onstage. I discuss male mental ...

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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Bodily Functions and Where to Find Them. Your pitch:     ‘Bodily Functions’ is a comedy-play, challenging the taboo surrounding our own bodies and everything they do. From peeing in public to ...

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