Reviews

The Wardrobe Theatre: Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears

June 7th, 2018 by

Not too hot, not too cold, but just right. Goldilock, Stock and Three Smoking Bears is a meta-theatrical physical comedy piece that is both whimsical and depraved. The basic premise is as follows: an East London gang lord, Harry, gets one of his shmucks, a Danny Dyer-esque, wheeler-dealer type called Vinnie, to sell a central London property. […]

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Setesdal Collective: We Never Go Places To Dance Anymore

June 5th, 2018 by

In the small space of Camden People’s Theatre, two women walk on in slow motion, and take centre-stage between clothes hanging from the ceiling, projected text onto the back wall, and a ring of fairy lights, glowing in the dim light… We Never Go Places To Dance Anymore sits you down on a proverbial bean […]

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Thick and Tight: A Night with Thick and Tight

June 5th, 2018 by

Naming your company something so un-searchable (believe me, I Googled) is a serious mark of intent, and beneath the grand Guignol make-up and extravagant costumes, Daniel Hay-Gordon (Thick) and Eleanor Perry (Tight) are creating something seriously good. The trio of performances opens with a modernist ballet, Queen Have and Miss Haven’t, pitching Queen Victoria against […]

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Sh!t Theatre: Dollywould

May 29th, 2018 by

I saw a snippet of this show in preview a while ago and marvelled then at how a simple snip of fabric from a vest could make such a fabulously appropriate costume. In economy it’s up there with Liz Aggiss pulling all of her costumes, and more, out of her pants. It makes a statement about […]

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Tom Adams and Lilian Henley: Elephant and Castle

May 29th, 2018 by

A man and a woman. A husband and a wife. A double bed. An audience. John and Yoko’s agenda for 1969’s Bed-In for Peace may differ wildly from Tom and Lilian’s in Elephant and Castle, but as a married couple, then on honeymoon, they perhaps asked similar questions of themselves when planning the work. Because […]

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