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Hole, Royal Court Theatre – Review

Credit: The Other Richare

Pros: The devil is in the detail: a compassionately crafted show. Cons: Issues with the flow of each segment of the show in to the next. A piece of staging advice on the inside of the playtext of Hole reads ‘The word “Big” can mean any number of things. This might mean people who occupy their bodies in space in a way that feels radical or powerful’. If I was really feeling this Wednesday Humpday, I might leave the review ...

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ear for eye, Royal Court Theatre – Review

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Writer/ Director

Merle Hensel

Paule Constable
Lighting Designer

Christopher Shutt
Sound Designer

Vicki Manderson
Movement Director

Deepa Shastri
Deaf Consultant

Jamal Ajala
Tosin Cole
Seroca Davis
George Eggay
Demetri Goritsas
Michelle Greenidge
Eric Kofi Abrefa
Lashana Lynch
Hayden McLean
Kayla Meikle
Shaniqua Okwok
Nicholas Pinnock
Sarah Quist
Anita Reynolds
Faz Singhateh
Angela Wynter

Pros: Excellent performances from all concerned. Cons: The fragmented style of the dialogue.  Ominous music pervades the auditorium as you enter, and the stage is filled by an opaque screen which resembles a giant TV. Shadowy figures walk up to the screen and look out at the audience before disappearing into the murky background. The piece is just over two hours, without interval, consisting of three distinct parts. Part one is a series of vignettes where most of the 16 strong ...

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Pity, Royal Court – Review

Credit and Copyright: Helen Murray

Pros: British clichés and drama tropes are nailed, aided by a vast number of fun props and different music styles, from rap to community brass band tunes. The cast is a deliberate cross-section of modern Britain, with some stand-out performances. Cons: At times it feels like the weirdness factor is cranked up just for a reaction, with little relevance to the plot. A seemingly relentless war section labours its writer’s and director’s point. It must be a nightmare to clear ...

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