Browsing articles in "Theatre Reviews – Archive"
Feb
5
2018

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES

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York Theatre, January 21 7.5/10 Originally from Nigeria, playwright Inua Ellams has said that he was born a man, and it was only when he moved to the UK that he became a “black” man. Such profound issues of personal identity, migration, race and racism intermingle with geopolitics, jokes, tall stories, concepts of masculinity, petty […]

Jan
28
2018

THE DAISY THEATRE

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Reginald Theatre, January 13, until January 26 7.5/10 Long before its practitioners came up with the wretched notion of purporting to represent reality, theatre did something infinitely more magical: it obliged its audiences to use their imaginations. In this lay-everything-out-on-a-platter era it sounds improbable, I know, but if most contemporary playwrights, actors and directors shy […]

Jan
14
2018

2017 Year in Review: Theatre

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What were they thinking? STC’s production of Jonathan Biggins’s Talk, a play partially about truth in the media, arrived just as the Trump regime had opened the sluices on its deluge of lies. Good timing! But the play, about a lunar-right shock-jock (John Waters), felt like an extravagantly extended sketch from Biggins’s usual satirical home […]

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