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Something Awful, VAULT Festival – Review

Immediately after settling into the ominous Vault’s venue that is the Cavern, I begin to have a creeping sense of terror. I am sitting on a creaking wooden bench, looking across at a mirrored row of audience members, who are looking back at me, just as anxious. Because of this, I am immediately struck by how easily Flux Theatre’s Something Awful seems to convey a thing or two about the horrors of watching, and being watched. Something Awful (written by ...

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Broken English, Tristan Bates Theatre – Review

The most enjoyable aspect of Broken English, to me, was the deft and poetic use of language. Language plays a central role in the play, and writer and director Jahmar Ngozi is highly creative with it. ‘English Language’ (played by Rosie-May Jones) is personified as an eccentric woman, who trails off mid-scene into enchanting soliloquies, arguably stealing the best lines in the play. Her speeches are suffused with bountiful imagery, which transported me beyond the confines of the theatre and ...

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