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LGBTQ+ Preview: Week 5 at the VAULT Festival

We’re just over halfway through the VAULT Festival and already there have been some standout LGBTQ+ plays such as the dark Kompromat, based on the unsolved murder of Gareth Williams, the ‘gay spy’, and Velvet which told the story of a young actor catfished by a casting agent. The Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire talked to three of the people behind three queer ...

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A Third – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Jacqmin Director: Josh Roche Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In a liberal-thinking and increasingly secular modern world, it is common to challenge traditional values and push boundaries. So, in a marriage, could monogamy perhaps become “monogom-ish”? Chicago-based writer Laura Jacqmin poses this question in her 100-minute one-act play, which gets its World Premier here. Living in an unnamed American ...

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The State vs. John Hayes – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Lucy Roslyn Director: Jemma Gross Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Lucy Roslyn’s new play (in which she is sole performer) puts the audience in the position of a jury. However, while The State vs. John Hayes introduces us to a character who is both seductive and sympathetic the evidence provided is not sufficient to form a conclusion. On the eve of ...

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BLOG: Epsilon Summer Season – Thoughts from the Production Stage Manager

Epsilon Production’s are now in their final week of their Summer Season at The Park theatre in Finsbury Park, we have followed them through the process of putting on their two productions Chicken Shop and Crystal Springs. In this penultimate blog for the site Christopher Silvester the company’s Production Stage Manager shares his experience. When I was asked to do ...

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Chicken Shop – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Jordan Director: Jemma Gross Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Hendrix is a teenager, surrounded by women, unable to navigate his way through the complexities of adolescence and burgeoning manhood. He was raised by his mother, Hillary who is too devoted to her succession of live-in partners to notice her son; first Natasha who was there at his birth, then ...

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Crystal Springs – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Kathy Rucker Director: Jemma Gross Reviewer: Kate Klatsken Inspired by true events and the writer’s own experience of being a mother in this age of technology, Crystal Springs serves to highlight the dangers of social media. In this story Haley (Rebecca Boey), a teenage girl is driven to take her young life after being bullied on Facebook. Kathy Rucker’s ...

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Epsilon Summer Season… Anna Jordan writer of Chicken Shop

Our first play of the Season, Crystal Springs has opened and to great reviews. Today we head into the rehearsal room for the second in our season Chicken Shop by Anna Jordan. Here’s what inspired her to write the play... “It’s tricky to put my finger on what exactly inspired me to write Chicken Shop, as it was some years ...

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BLOG: Epsilon Summer Season…. A chat with the cast

Epsilon Productions have recently finished their first week of rehearsals on their latest production Crystal Springs which open at The Park Theatre in London next month. As part of our series looking into the process of putting on a season on new work, we spend five minutes talking to cast members Lucy Roslyn, Tiana Khan, Rebecca Boey and Suzan Sylvester ...

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