Friday 11th August, Dalston
Secret Studio Lab has returned to London with a new, immersive theatre show: the subversive Secret Theatre Project Mayhem. Spoilers ahead, if you’re planning to see the see the show within the next couple days. The premise, while derivative, might have been fertile ground for the enthusiastic cast. In the end, it doesn’t matter when the production is so poorly thought out. Continue reading “Secret Theatre Project Mayhem”
Saturday 5th August, Camden
A sea of heartbreak. Karaoke. Accusations and dirty laundry. Cake and champagne. Pill-popping and binge-drinking. An awkward turn on the stage by yours truly. Crazy wedding photos. Elina Alminas reprises her one woman show for the Camden Fringe 2017. LAURA is an absurd, painful, sympathetic satire of modern marriage, and keeps the audience on its toes throughout.
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Saturday 1st April, Southwark
Performance Reviewed was invited by Collide Theatre to attend their production of Tejas Verdes. In collaboration with Ugly Duck, the performance took place at renovated Victorian warehouse 47/9 Tanner Street. This was a site-specific promenade, with director Emily Louizou as the audience’s guide. Continue reading “Tejas Verdes by Collide Theatre”
To be frank, I don’t know much about psychosis, or mental illness in general. And given the recent attempt to raise awareness via social media, I am not alone in my ignorance. Continue reading “4.48 Psychosis – Collide Theatre Company”
Rajeev Goswami’s Beyond Bollywood at the London Palladium can only be described as an extravaganza. I haven’t seen any Bollywood films but this is exactly how I imagine they would be. The acting is over the top, melodramatic and peppered with slapstick comedy, but that’s all part of the fun. Continue reading “Beyond Bollywood review”
On Thursday night I had the pleasure of going to the Baron’s Court Theatre (below the Curtain’s Up Pub) to see Henrik Ibsen’s The Feast at Solhaug. The play, first performed in 1856 and written predominately in rhyming verse, was the first of Ibsen’s plays to be publicly successful. Yet this is the first time it has been performed in English.
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This review is long overdue but far from being undeserved. Two months ago, my partner and I went to see Karen Knox and Alexander McMorran performing at the very intimate stage of the Tristan Bates theatre.
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As an ardent Thatcherite, I of all people was somewhat skeptical on attending a play based on the relationship of Mrs. Thatcher and Her Majesty the Queen. Admittedly, Moira Buffini’s Handbagged at the Tricycle Theater, from start to finish was truly agreeable.
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Thrills and Spills from the Circus of Horrors once more in this special show, London After Midnight, celebrating their 18th anniversary. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and maybe even drenched if you’re sitting in the front row, with performances from the fantastic Hannibal Hellmurto, sword swallower extraordinaire or the brilliantly creepy ‘sinister sisters’ performing mechanical looking blood spotted aerial art.
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