May 20

Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders – Sherlock Holmes and the woman question. (Theatre Review)

Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders The Genesian Theatre 27 April to 15 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Craig O’Regan In 2012, Brian Clemens expressed a dissatisfaction with the television series Sherlock in an interview on Zani. It is after this, he writes Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders, a play very […]

May 15

The Market is a Windup Toy – A life within the immancence of spending power. (Theatre Review)

The Market is a Windup Toy Bloomshed Theatre Company and The Old 505 Theatre 7-218 May. You can grab your tickets here. It took Dostoyevsky writing in 1864 to refer to Western civilization as a ‘Crystal Palace’ drawing attention to the 1851 structure he visited on one of his trips to London. The palace was […]

May 14

The Poor Kitchen – A vibrant taste of Italy on Oxford Street. (Theatre Review)

The Poor Kitchen Patina Productions and Limelight on Oxford Limelight Downstairs 8-26 May You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley It was Camus who said “Living naturally is never easy.” Or as Elle (Amy Victoria Brooks) cries in The Poor Kitchen “What is this? Scooby Doo?” Daniela Giorgi has a talent for retaining […]

May 10

Extinction of the Learned Response – Emme Hoy brings Derrida and H.G. Wells together at last. (Theatre Review)

Extinction of the Learned Response Glitterbomb and Belvoir 25a 7 – 25 May. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Jasmin Simmons For Freud, an irreconcilable rift between humans and animals stemmed from something he termed ‘primal parricide’ in Totem and Taboo. This notion further explored through Derrida’s theories around carnophallogocentrism becomes a source of […]

May 09

Folk – Folk music as collaborative artistry. (Theatre Review)

Folk Ensemble Theatre 3 May – 1 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Phil Erbacher Using a framework of modern-day Kitchen Sink Realism, Folk has the ability to take a simple tale and stack it by remaining true to those it seeks to represent. On the surface we have three misfits bonded by […]

May 09

Winyanboga Yurringa – Andrea James and the gathering of women. (Theatre Review)

Winyanboga Yurringa Belvoir Theatre 4 – 26 May You can grab your tickets here. Images: Brett Boardman In Top Girls, Caryl Churchill asks important questions of women that, according to Winyanboga Yurringa writer Andrea James, are universal, and yet require the destabilizing force of theatre as a trip in another’s shoes to expand beyond certain […]

May 08

Small Mouth Sounds – White people and well-ness (Theatre Review)

Small Mouth Sounds Darlinghurst Theatre Company 3 – 26 May. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto Essential to capitalisms trajectory are the efforts of neoliberalism to promote and to a certain extent demand the ideals of individualism. Indeed, a critical irony of neoliberalism is that the more self-regulating it expects and requires […]

May 06

Normal: Lisa chats with Katie Pollock. (Theatre Interview)

Normal The Uncertainty Principle and The Old 505 Theatre 29 May – 15 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images: James Balian It was enormously interesting reading into The Town that Caught Tourettes in order to interview writer Katie Pollock about her forthcoming play Normal. Mass psychogenic illness is a baffling condition that has […]

May 05

Joseph K – Secret House repurpose The Trial for a modern take. (Theatre Review)

Joseph K Secret House with Limelight on Oxford 1-18 May. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley Currently, it is presumed, Kafka’s work exists outside of any attempt to impose meaning despite his works being remarkably suggestive texts. Not quite symbolic, not quite surreal, not quite absurd, his writings are the sort that […]

May 04

The Poor Kitchen: Lisa chat’s with Daniela Giorgi (Theatre Interview)

The Poor Kitchen Limelight on Oxford, Limelight Downstairs 8 – 26 May. You can grab your tickets here. Of all the things I would like to inherit in my life, an olive farm in Italy rates around the top. Raised on A Room With A View, I became addicted to E.M. Forster sweetened by a […]