Tag Archives: Ben Pierpoint

November 07

The Underpants – Expressionism made modern with wit. (Theatre Review)

The Underpants Sugary Rum Productions and The Seymour Centre 31 October – 23 November. You can grab your tickets here. Images: David Hooley Sugary Rum Productions offers us it’s trademark depth and complexity with The Underpants, a comedy written during the Weimar Republic by Carl Sternheim and adapted by Steve martin during the presidential campaign […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 29

Leopardskin – Michael McStay and the twist on everything. (Theatre Review)

Leopardskin 26 March – 6 April, Jackrabbit Theatre at KXT Kings Cross Theatre. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley Michael McStay is one of those very ‘now’ young people who understand parody harbours the potential to inform a politics of social structure through the way that it denaturalizes culturally embedded practises relating […]

March 25

Fierce – The truly sublime Real of football. (Theatre Review)

Fierce The Old Fitz Theare March 20 to April 13. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley In her notes on the play, writer Jane e Thompson tells us that she asked herself a question: “What would happen if a woman was good enough to compete against men at the highest level in […]

March 18

Jess and Joe Forever – Zoe Cooper revealed on the Norfolk Broads. (Theatre Review)

Jess and Joe Forever Sugary Rum Productons in association with 25A Belvoir downstairs. 13 – 30 March. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Kate Williams In Jess and Joe Forever, Zoe Cooper addresses the problem Philosophy has had with friendship for so long. That is, is friendship a relation based on sameness or difference, […]