Monthly Archives: August 2015

Review: Get Over It Productions bring The Tempest to @EtceteraTheatre You don’t get this at the RSC!

By Carmel Shortall Get Over It Productions’ all-female, gothic-inspired, Tempest at The Etcetera is a glorious, comic, irreverent but ultimately faithful version of Shakespeare’s last play. If not already familiar to you, the plot of The Tempest is a straightforward … Continue reading

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Review of I Dreamt of a Flower by In Between Butoh: A Butoh performance inspired by Georges Bataille.

By Carmel Shortall In Between Butoh’s dance performance, I Dreamt of a Flower provides a Fringe experience like no other at the Kentish Town Community Centre.  The piece is inspired by George Bataille’s Blue of Noon, a savage and sordid … Continue reading

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Review of Protocols at the Club Theatre at RADA Studios

By Carmel Shortall The title of this 90 minute play by Ricardo Dujany refers to the protocols governing orthodox cancer treatment or management. Aside from surgery there are drugs, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and any combination thereof with which the cancer – … Continue reading

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Review of the PAIN & STRIFE of the BOURGEOIS Life by @Aphilippahambly @MoorsBar

By Carmel Shortall The lights come up, birds twitter agreeably and a bright, plummy BBC-style voice over, straight from your childhood, announces, “Isn’t the garden a lovely place to be … let’s meet some of the garden people! There’s one … Continue reading

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Review of Orchid by Michelle Payne and Daniel Len @MoorsBar

By Carmel Shortall Orchid and a ragtag bunch of loose ‘family’ members live underground in a post-apocalyptic world after “the fall”. They trade their only commodity – water – with other larger, fiercer, groups such as the one at Kings … Continue reading

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Review of The Moon is the Sun of the Night – Created and directed by Laurence Dollander

By Carmel Shortall The Moon is the Sun of the Night has a dreamlike quality to it as the emphasis shifts and weaves between the projected images of two young girls, the music of Laurence Dollander’s oboe and Sergio Serra’s … Continue reading

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Review of Stuff by Mick Cooper at The Etcetera Theatre

By Carmel Shortall Not many productions play out to the chorus of Every sperm is Sacred by Monty Python but sperm is the eponymous “stuff” of Mick Cooper’s popular play. Toby and Jess are trying for a baby and have … Continue reading

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