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FILM REVIEW: Vita and Virginia

Writers: Eileen Atkins with Chanya Button Director: Chanya Button Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Opening this year’s Flare, London’s biggest LGBTQ+ film festival, is Vita and Virginia,a lavish period drama based on the love affair between Sackville- West and Woolf at the beginning of the 1920s. While Vita’s dogged pursuit of Woolf is dramatically reimagined, the film is dripping with so many ...

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KITE – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

The company of KITE

Directors: Rachael Canning and Eddie Kay Reviewer: Abbie Rippon This beautiful story, told through movement, is a real credit to The Wrong Crowd theatre co. This production combines an effective, creative story line, physical theatre, imaginative use of set and space and ingenious use of puppets to tell the tale of a young girl who after a tragedy in the ...

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So Here We Are – HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

Writer: Luke Norris Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Southend and the Thames Estuary are proving to be fertile hunting grounds for HighTide. A couple of years ago Vickie Donoghue’s Mudlarks explored the desire of Essex youth to escape the confines of the estuary and now Luke Norris’ So Here We Are also looks at a trapped generation. For ...

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Orlando – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Virginia Woolf Adapter: Sarah Ruhl Score: Isobel Waller- Bridge Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After great success with a version of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ director Max Webster returns to The Royal Exchange with another literary adaptation. ‘Orlando’, written by Virginia Woolf, is a novel in which fantastical events occur without any attempt at rationalisation. Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation, ...

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Sleuth – The Watermill, Newbury

Writer: Anthony Shaffer Director: Jessica Swale Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:3.5]   There’s something very fishy going on at The Watermill, Newbury at the moment. Anthony Shaffer’s psychological thriller is playing tricks on its audiences in more ways than one. It all starts innocently enough as prolific murder mystery writer Andrew Wyke finishes the final paragraph of his latest novel. Soon, ...

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