Author Archives: lisathatcher

January 11

Nosferatu: A Fractured Symphony – Standing on the shoulders of our Vampires. (Theatre Review)

Nosferatu: A Fractured Symphony Montague Basement at The Old 505 Theatre 8 Jan – 19 Jan – You can grab your tickets here. Find out more about the production here. Images: Zania Ahmed   “O Germany- Hearing the speeches that ring from your house, One laughs. But whoever sees you, reaches for his knife.” Bertolt […]

January 08

Since Ali Died – Poetry on the Griffin Stage (Theatre Review)

Since Ali Died Griffin Theatre Company Stables Theatre, 7-19 January. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto Rap, Hip Hop and other Mainstream Black Art occupy an explosive tension at the intersection of race, commerce and culture. A great deal of Black Art is consumed by non-Black folk and distributed upon non-Black platforms […]

January 07

Fool For Love – Freedom from the father (Theatre Review)

Fool for Love Patina Productions Limelight on Oxford 2-12 January You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley Locating Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love in time and psychological context is a complex matter. The themes of Fool For Love and others in his Family Quintet are universal: the outer landscapes imposition upon the inner world; […]

December 20

The Illusionists – The experience of Magic. (Theatre Review)

The Illusionists 19 to 29 December, Sydney Opera House. You can grab your tickets here. It is now the stuff of legend that the Simon Painter produced 2013 The Illusionists show sold out at the Sydney Opera House before it even opened. The shows subsequent popularity has become something of a mystery for critics. At […]

November 25

What Santa Does Other Days of the Year – The Genesian make us laugh like kids. (Theatre Review)

What Santa Does Other Days of the Year 23 November to 8 Dacember. The Gensian Theatre. You can grab your tickets here.  The annual pantomime is a staple of every long-lived theatre. They are smaller affairs today than the original Augustus Harris concoctions from London’s Drury theatre started in 1879, but they still contain a […]

November 20

The Serpents Teeth – A peaceful reminder of the costs of war. (Theatre Review)

The Serpents Teeth Hasemann, Ball & Radda Productions and bAKEHOUSE Theatre company 9 – 24 November. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley In recent days, French president Emmanuel Macron has called for an EU army to compliment NATO. He has been supported by the outgoing Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel who, in her […]

November 17

The Dance of Death – Judy Davis draws the Kierkegaard out of Strindberg. (Theatre Review)

The Dance of Death Belvoir Theatre 10 November to 23 December You can grab your tickets here. Images: Lisa Tomasetti Just as great Norwegian artists of the late nineteenth century (Ibsen, Jornson and Munch) were deeply influenced by the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, so we see his breath all over August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death. […]

November 08

Whose Uterus is it Anyway? – Georgie Adamson and The Clinic. (Theatre Review)

Whose Uterus is it Anyway? 505 Theatre FeshWorksFEMME October 30 – November 10.  You can grab your tickets here. Images: Jasmin Simmons Tellingly absent from Georgie Adamson’s waiting room game show in Whose Uterus is it Anyway? is the female aged between forty-nine and sixty-nine, even though she is the second largest social demographic and […]

November 06

The Feather in the Web – Nick Coyle and a woman in love. (Theatre Review)

The Feather in the Web Griffin Theater Company Stables Theatre 5 October – 17 November You can grab your tickets here. Images: Brett Boardman If Kimberly (Claire Lovering) is in any trouble in The Feather in the Web, it is less from Miles (Gareth Davies) and more from her writer Nick Coyle. Filled with ambition […]

November 02

Wyrd: The Season of the Witch – Ninefold change Macbeth forever. (Theatre Review)

Wyrd: The season of the Witch PACT theatre for Emerging artists and Ninefold Theatre Company You can find out more about this production here. Images: Liam O’Keefe It can be argued, since all theatre is a kind of parody of life no matter how verisimilar it may be, the most honest theatre might be that […]