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Bullet Hole at Park Theatre

Bullet Hole

Bullet Hole at Park Theatre Despite some brilliant acting, and a fabulously intense atmosphere, Bullet Hole was let down by far too many unanswered questions that left the audience constantly trying to understand the subtext rather than paying attention to the raw emotion on stage. Unnecessarily cryptic and slow, this 90 minute one-act play missed the mark for me. At

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Earthquakes in London by Sedos

Earthquakes in london

Earthquakes in London by Sedos It is unfortunate that for too many people, the epithet “amateur” in relation to theatre remains redolent of inexpert performance in draughty church halls by well-meaning performers of limited talent. The reality is that for many groups nowadays, there is an almost invisible line between so called professional performance (ironically not necessarily of the highest

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Beirut at Park Theatre

Beirut

Beirut at Park Theatre Beirut by Alan Bowne is set during an unknown time in the future in America where a virus has spread. Residents are tested and those infected are quarantined in an area of New York whilst those that tested negative live in a different part, the two never allowed to mix for fear of contamination. The virus

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Translations at The National Theatre

Translations

Translations – National Theatre By Brian Friel (Review by guest blogger Daniel Bennett) ‘What happens when a land is robbed of its language?’ This is the question National Theatre runs alongside its promotional material for the renowned Irish playwright Brian Friel’s Translations. It’s a fair question, but it is deceptively simple. It suggests the play deals with a single theme;

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Tartuffe

tartuffe

Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Guest reviewer Daniel Bennett attended the press night for Tartuffe, the latest play to hit the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s stage: Tartuffe is the latest revival to be fashionably inspired by a desire to make a statement about Trump’s America. Others of this ilk include the subtle commentaries on the current western political landscape offered

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Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde at The Orchard Theatre The current touring production of Jekyll and Hyde is David Edgar’s adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. It tells of the story of Dr Jekyll who undertakes an experiment which splits the darker side out from his normal self and gradually the dark side takes hold in the form of Mr Hyde. Intended to be

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