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Thrive, Artsdepot – Review

Credit: Phil Crow

Pros: Stirring performance that inspires and immerses its young audience members and works to appeal to non-theatre goers. Cons: At times the immersive aspect felt overwhelming and was slightly distracting for me. This being my first trip to Artsdepot, I was impressed with the quality and quantity of space. It has a very open, bright and airy atmosphere; like it’s just waiting for you to create something. Several floors are each filled with different studios and performance spaces. Artsdepot is situated deep ...

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Cargo, Arcola Theatre  – Review

Credit: Mark Douet

Pros: A tense, thought-provoking story with strong, dedicated actors and a neatly crafted design. Cons: The studio is a small, claustrophobic space, which might unnerve some. Occasionally, the timeliness of a production not only has an effect on the play, but also on the audience; its content hits close to reality, making us stop and think. Tess Berry-Hart’s bold new drama Cargo, playing at the Arcola Theatre, does just that. Cargo is an 80-minute thriller, with no interval, presenting a portrait of ...

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