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OSCAR at the Crown – 3 Dollar Bill, New York City

Creator: Mark Mauriello Director: Shira Milikowsky Composer & Choreographer: Andrew Barret Cox Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers “To define is to limit.” – Oscar Wilde It seems a bit odd to write a review of a queer nightclub musical based on Oscar Wilde’s life, when Wilde himself would have scoffed at the notion of caring at all what a sole critic might ...

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INTERVIEW: Immersive Theatre and Sexual Politics at the VAULT Festival 2019

There are plenty of shows to see at this year’s VAULT Festival, happening right now in the arches down under Waterloo station, but for the more adventurous the festival also offers a whole host of immersive experiences. Greyscale lets audiences decide whether or not they have witnessed an assault, and the Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire met one of its creators, ...

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INTERVIEW: Immersive Theatre at The Vault Festival 2019

Immersive theatre is always popular at the VAULT Festival, and The Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire caught up with Joe Ball, co-director of the play Fight Night, which puts the audience right at the centre of the action. Fight Night created by Exit Productions is certainly boxing clever. Taking audience members behind the scenes of a boxing match, and then putting ...

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Imagined Touch  – The Barbican, London

Artistic Director:  Jodee Mundy Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Ipswich is usually the city where the SPILL Festival of Performance takes place every two years, but occasionally there are off-shoots in London, none as incendiary as when performer artist Cassils undertook an act of self-immolation in the National Theatre in 2015. This year’s foray into the capital is very different as Imagined ...

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Frankenstein  – Sutton House, London

Writer and Director: Katherine Armitage Reviewer:  Richard Maguire At the moment there are more Frankensteins in London than you can shake a stick at. Last week Burn Bright Theatre’s adaptation of the Mary Shelley story played at The London Horror Festival while a beatbox Frankenstein opens at The Battersea Arts Centre this week. Sutton House’s version may lack a certain level of ...

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Depths of My Mind – The Lowry, Salford.

Writer: Scarabeus Aerial Theatre Directors: Daniela Essart and Peter Glanville Reviewer: Sam Lowe The Quays Theatre has thrillingly been transformed like never before tonight for Depths of My Mind. It is part of Manchester Science Festival 2018 and has been created in conversation with young people between the ages of 12 and 25. This immersive performance gives the audience an ...

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Read All About It – Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, Coventry

Writer: Jennifer Farmer (City Final),   Directors: Leon Phillips, Naomi Wood, Paul O’Donnell, Reena Jaisiah, Claire Proctor, Natalie Russo (City Final), Oliver Scott (Retold) Choreographer: Olver Scott (Retold) Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The 1950s was a big decade in Coventry’s history. Much of the city, including its historic St Michael’s Cathedral, most of its industrial capacity and over 4000 homes, was flattened in ...

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