Review: The Notebook

After I saw Quizoola! last year, I quickly realised that Forced Entertainment aren’t your traditional theatre company. In fact, they’re as far from traditional as I think I’ve ever come across. So when it was suggested to me that I go see another of their shows – The Notebook, part of this year’s LIFT festival … More Review: The Notebook

A Degree of Difficulty

In January last year I wrote an article about my disappointment with my degree – being half way through I felt underwhelmed, and slightly let down by my university. Contact hours were incredibly low, and it wasn’t exactly the intellectual stimulation I had expected to get from a degree course, despite its 50% practical nature. … More A Degree of Difficulty

Review: Ice Tea

I always find it exciting when people I know take on big projects, and make steps towards achieving goals that I would probably never set for myself. Therefore when four of my course mates (Aaron Douglas, Luke Pierre, Henry Jones, and Tom Thirkell) set up the Inventive Sabotage Theatre (IST) Company last year, at the … More Review: Ice Tea

Review: Ghosts

The English Touring Theatre is preparing themselves for an explosive year in 2014, and to celebrate their 21st birthday, they’re hoping to stage 21 productions throughout the year. That doesn’t mean that any of their performances this year have been left by the wayside however. They are currently sweeping the country with Stephen Unwin’s translation … More Review: Ghosts

Review: The Island

Bringing together true stories from inmates of Robben Island, the infamous prison that held Nelson Mandela from 1962-1982, Alex Brown directs the poignantly simple The Island. Two inmates, Winston and John (Jimmy Akingbola and Daniel Poyser respectively), reminisce about life outside, the tortuous tasks they’re given for the amusements of the guards, and the hope … More Review: The Island

Review: Roots

Arnold Wesker’s Roots depicts the return of Beatrice ‘Beatie’ Bryant to her family home in Norfolk, following several years of her chasing her man Ronnie around London. To her dismay, the family has remained largely as it was left – stuck in its country ways, still concerned solely by the weather and the bus timings. … More Review: Roots