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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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Shakespeare Untold, Dome Studio (Brighton Festival) – Review

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Pros: An imaginative new perspective on well-known stories Cons: Risks being patronising at times In a combined production from Shakespeare’s Globe and Seabright Productions, Shakespeare Untold introduces us to the worlds of Romeo & Juliet and somewhat obscurely Titus Andronicus, through the fictitious peripheral characters of the Capulet’s party planner, and the Emperor of Rome’s head chef. At two hours long, complete with interval, Shakespeare Untold is a fringe festival exception but the audience are never restless, not even for a ...

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Quiet at the back, please!

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From that sweet packet rustling in your ear, to the audible conversation a few rows back; at what point does inconsiderate behaviour progress from being slightly annoying to being so disruptive that it ruins a performance and, asks Lily Middleton, what can you do about it?

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