Category Archives: Theatre

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 […]

May 02

Sensitive Guys – The witness as complicit in narrative. (Theatre Review)

Sensitive Guys Cross Pollinate Productions with JackRabbit Theatre KXT 30 April to 11 May. You can grab your tickets here. The 1968 May revolution events in France are used today by many academics as a symbol of a specifically post-modern revolution. The unrest began with a series of student occupation protests against capitalism, consumerism, American […]

April 30

Pygmalion – Steampunk brings the writers true vision to life. (Theatre Review)

Pygmalion New Theatre 23 April to 25 May. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Bob Seary The decision by director Deborah Mulhal to use a steampunk aesthetic in her production of Pygmalion has delivered George Bernard Shaw the vital reframing of the play he continually sought after crucial misunderstandings emerged in its staging and […]

April 26

Ajax (after Sophocles) – PTSD, metaphores and community. (Theatre Review)

Ajax (after Sophocles) Burning House Theatre Company with Old 505 Theatre 23 April to 4 May. You can grab your tickets here. In his program notes, director Robert Johnson explains that any approach toward a classic text (something Burning House theatre company from Melbourne take very seriously) should be founded upon searching for origins of […]

April 25

Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida – The artist who resisted branding. (Theatre Review)

Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida Théâtre Excentrique with The Old 505 Theatre. 23 April to 4 May. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Mansoor Noor For artists Humberto Robles, Anna Jahjah and Kate Bookallil, Frida Kahlo’s ability to resist branding herself is exemplified in the endless attempt to brand her that has surrounded her […]

April 22

Alice in Slasherland – The Post modern assault on bourgeois culture. (Theatre Review)

Alice in Slasherland Last One Standing Theatre Company with Red Line Productions The Old Fitz Theatre April 18 to May 11. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto. @robertcatto on Instagram & Twitter, @robertcattophotographer on Facebook Postmodernism is supposedly a widespread and elusive phenomenon that remains as yet, not properly defined. It is […]

April 21

How To Change the World and Make Bank Doing it – The bloodsport of charity fundrasing. (Theatre Review)

How to Change the World and Make Bank Doing It Limelight on Oxford 17 – 27 April. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Sam Lax It’s difficult for those of us constantly coming up with new ways of avoiding the “commission monkey” in the shopping mall to understand how this form of fundraising works, […]

April 20

A Little Piece of Ash – The memory of that which we must learn to forget. (Theatre Review)

A Little Piece of Ash Jackrabbit Theatre at KXT 16-26 April. You can grab your tickets here.  Many thinkers argue we grieve in order to stop grieving. What we are aware of, for we have all grieved at some level, is the existence of a tension between the oppressive memory of the past and the […]

April 20

Rabbit Hole – The cycle of a haunted grief. (Theatre Review)

Rabbit Hole Chippen Street Theratre and Exit Game Productions 18 April to 27 April. You can grab your tickets here. A specter is haunting Becca (Imogen Morgan) and Howie (Peter-William Jamieson) in their nice modern home. For Howie, the symbol of the missing inside his home is comforting. For Becca it inspires an irrevocable sadness. […]