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Rotterdam – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jon Brittain Director: Donnacadh O’Briain Reviewer: James Garrington New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has decided that it’s finally time to tell her parents that she’s gay. She drafts and redrafts – not an easy email to write, she’s been in this relationship for seven years without telling her parents back home, who she feels sure will disapprove. But ...

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A Wake in Progress – The VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Joel Samuels Director: Liz Bacon Reviewer: Mike Wells Death is a subject rarely associated with celebration, but A Wake in Progress challenges this idea with a mixture of good humour and audience participation. Tonight, we followed Daffodil’s story (her name decided by a member of the audience) played by Molly Small (also decided by the audience). The show begins with ...

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Greyscale  – The VAULT Festival, London

Writers: Joel Samuels and Madeline Gould   Reviewer:  Richard Maguire In 2018 a female photographer with the pseudonym of Grace accused the American comedian Aziz Ansari of sexual assault after their date. The couple went back to his flat in New York after dinner, and the two engaged in sexual activity. If you read her account of the evening it is ...

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Down and Out in Paris and London – New Diorama, London

Writer: and Director: David Byrne Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   This whirling hour and a half shows intimately the grime, exhaustion and sisyphean harshness of a live in poverty. Inspired by George Orwell’s book, and mixing in Polly Toynbee’s 2003 book Hard Work, we are given a look at how poverty in 1920’s Paris, and the equivalent situation in early naughties ...

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