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Threads, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: Samuel Lawrence’s powerful and committed approach to an intense character. Cons: The play maintains an exaggerated level of tension which prevents the audience from truly relating to the characters, and makes for quite uncomfortable viewing. I’m all for a good love story. Especially if it’s tricky and passionate and full of drama. Threads is the story of Vic (Katharine Davenport) and Charlie (Samuel Lawrence), two exes reunited in the flat that they used to share. Over the course of an ...

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Only Bones, Soho Theatre – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: A meticulously choreographed piece of art. Excellently executed and magically mesmerising. Cons: On paper, perhaps not everybody’s cup of tea. Approach with an open mind. Thom Monckton and Gemma Tweedie created Only Bones in an empty aircraft hangar in Paris. The handout given to each audience member describes a bizarre creative environment; freezing cold and with constant harassment from goats. One of the pleasures of the piece is that it is clearly a creation born from painstaking care, love, and ...

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Wish List, Royal Court Theatre – Review

Credit: Jonathan Keenan

Pros: Delicately written and superbly acted, Wish List brings a difficult subject matter to life with heart-breaking reality. Cons: An overly domineering set that occasionally distracts from the subtlety of the script. Wish List is painfully relevant. The play follows Tamsin, a young lady laden with the responsibility of being the breadwinner for herself and her brother Dean, who, due to his OCD, is stuck in an endless war of paperwork, trying to get benefits and be declared unfit to ...

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Her Aching Heart, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Roy Tan

Pros: An abundance of alliteration, insatiable innuendos, lots of laughs and hilarious heroines. Cons: Soft toy abuse and a sometimes frenetic pace. A pub theatre seemed a fitting venue for a raunchy Mills and Boon parody. A slightly sozzled Friday night audience would be the best group to respond to the sexually fraught narrative of Harriet and Molly: two characters who journey through The Throes of Modern Courtship and step out of reality into the pages of the Gothic novel ...

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