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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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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Sad) – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jon Brittain Director: Alex Mitchell Musical Director: Matthew Floyd Jones Reviewer: Andrea Allen A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) describes itself as “a hilarious cabaret show about depression that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s ok not to be ok”. On paper, it sounds like car crash potential, the kind of show where the curtain ...

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Rotterdam – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Jon Brittain Director: Andrew Whittle Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Possibly the most widely misunderstood segment of the LBGTQI community is the trans-sexual community; those whose bodies don’t match their own understanding of their gender can find their motives questioned and to be open to misunderstanding, ridicule or even abuse. Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam examines the impact of an individual being transgender ...

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Rotterdam – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Jon Brittain Director:Donnacadh O’Briain Reviewer: Stephen Bates “Rotterdam is anywhere. Anywhere alone…” goes the Beautiful South song. To the three British expats in Jon Brittain’s play, first seen at Theatre 503 in 2015, the Dutch port city is a place where things are moved in and out and now they are all looking for the exit. Alice came to ...

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INTERVIEW: Jon Brittain on Rotterdam

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. Jon's plays include The Wake, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and the hugely successful Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho. He has written for Radios 4's The Now Show, Comedy Huha's Ted or Dead and Cartoon Network's BAFTA and Emmy award winning The Amazing World of Gumball. And if that wasn't ...

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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writers: Jon Brittain &Matt Tedford Director: Jon Brittain Reviewer: Deborah Klayman   All that glitters is not gold – sometimes it is made of Iron! An enjoyable romp, chock full of 80s references and underscored by a superb soundtrack, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is camp comic cabaret of the highest order. A reimagining of the events leading up to ...

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Thatcherwrite – Theatre503, London

Writers: Brian Walters, Dominic Cavendish, Kay Adshead, Jimmy Osbourne, Ben Worth, Fraser Grace, Jon Brittain and Matthew Tedford Directors: Audrey Sheffield, Samuel Miller, Donnacadh O’Briain, Rebecca Murphy, Ben Worth, Gemma Fairlie, Jon Brittain Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3.5] Plays don't need to be long to pack a punch and this evening of one short of a dozen pieces goes to prove ...

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Blast Off! – Soho Theatre, London

Curated by Jon Brittain, Lucy Jackson and Claire Turner Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] The third such night of sci-fi shorts presented by Misshapen Theatre, this Blast Off! presented six playlets in ninety minutes on a variety of themes from alien abduction to time travel to sinister space pranks. Engaging, well put together and often surprising, this is an excellent evening’s ...

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