A relatively brief review for a relatively brief play. If there is a definitive existence formula in The Existence Formula, it went over my head, or I simply wasn’t paying enough attention. Each of the three characters, Nicola (Sarah Rickman), Susie (Kirsty Langley) and Graham (Tom Hamilton), has a … [Read more...]
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The atmospherics begin outside the venue, standing in the shadow of one of the enormous gothic towers of Sir Horace Jones’s bridge, and then there is a short but vertiginous descent to the bascule chamber itself - the venue isn’t – couldn’t be – suitable for those with disabilities. The descent is … [Read more...]
The period costumes in Rebel Angel, which looks at the formative years of the short life of John Keats (Jonny P Taylor), are excellent, and if this reviewer had more knowledge of costume design, he might comment more extensively on the embroidery and the exquisite patterns. While there are some … [Read more...]
Five Guys Named Moe is an experience, to say the least, and it begins the moment you exit Marble Arch tube station! You’d be forgiven for wondering where Marble Arch Theatre is if you’ve not been there before, but all becomes clear when a giant pop-up New Orleans bar appears before your … [Read more...]
A large number of characters are played by five performers in 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, though some of the characters go by names like Image, Nightwalker, She and Watcher. Not that such names are actually referred to – nobody says, “Hey, Watcher, how are you today?” The title needs still more … [Read more...]
Mae Martin possesses an endearing quality that makes her immediately likeable. Toronto-born-and-raised, Martin’s latest show Dope sketches the various obsessions she has experienced throughout her lifetime, from Bette Midler and stand-up comedy as a gawky pre-teen, to narcotics and love in her … [Read more...]
There are shows that require a generous amount of suspension of disbelief. To a certain extent, The Test is one of them, insofar as it considers a form of what I will call Artificial Intelligence 2.0. It’s a sign of how similar so many modern workplaces look that it is impossible, at least for me, … [Read more...]