Monthly Archives: August 2012

Listen: a play by Paul Ferguson and Miller Theare Productions at The Etcetera

Review By Carmel Shortall Listen is a tender and affecting family drama; a slice of working class life written by Paul Ferguson and staged by Miller Theatre Productions. The play explores the bonds between children and parents, particularly that between … Continue reading

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The Overcoat: Gogol’s story adapted for the theatre by Le Mot Juste

Review by Carmel Shortall Akaky Akakievitch is unfeasibly proud of his meaningless title of Titular Councillor and the work he does copying “3,400 words a day average” as a government Clerk of the 9th Grade – basically the bottom of … Continue reading

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Beware the Wolf: Musical Shadow Theatre by Men in Space

Review by Carmel Shortall Beware the Wolf is a musical celebration of fairy tales and an imaginative re-telling of the Little Red Riding Hood story. After their grandfather’s death, cousins Christian and Lottie, are sifting through their grandfather’s possessions in … Continue reading

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Getting It Off My Chest or How I lost My Breast and Found Myself by Janice Day

By Carmel Shortall Janice Day’s one-woman show is adapted from her book of the same name and brings the same lively wit and mordant humour to play on the stage of the Etcetera Theatre. Slim, elegant and with a twinkle … Continue reading

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Full Stage Splash: Sigil Club take a comic look at the comic book

By Carmel Shortall “Now I understand the DC multiverse!” Not words you will hear every day but on this occasion spoken by an audience member after the first night of Full Stage Splash, Sigil Club’s new show at the Etcetera … Continue reading

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Review: Arabian Nights at the CPT – presented by Hammer and Tongs Theatre

By Carmel Shortall The stage at the Camden People’s Theatre is bedecked with colourful paper lamps and fairy lights creating a suitably magical atmosphere for the performance of Arabian Nights. A guitarist strums by the door as we enter and … Continue reading

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Review: Listening at the Tristan Bates Theatre

By Carmel Shortall Annie is an ordinary eighteen year old who sets out for college a little earlier than usual one Wednesday morning after a breakfast of coco pops. She is looking forward to reading her novel on the train. … Continue reading

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