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Sour Lips, Ovalhouse Theatre

Omar El-Khairy Directed by Carissa Hope Lynch ★★★★ Pros: A story delivered in a mesmerising social media context with a wonderful twist. The strong central performances are enjoyable and the discussion of sexuality, religion and politics is gently confrontational. Cons: May not be relevant to those not so conversant with social media. The in-the-round staging poses some issues with delivering the dialogue clearly to all audience members. Our Verdict: This is a very contemporary drama in every way. It is ...

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Twelfth Night, Lion and Unicorn Theatre

William ShakespeareDirected by Rae Mcken★★★ Pros: The spoken text is crystal clear while the modern day setting, with mobile phones and such, makes the Bard’s renaissance comedy relevant and accessible to present day audiences. Cons: The small space could barely contain the heightened action of the story and an occasionally overcrowded stage distracted from an otherwise polished production.Our Verdict: This is an entertaining production, successfully showcasing a talented young cast and proving, once again, the relevance and accessibility of classics in ...

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The Human Being’s Guide to Not Being a Dick about Religion, Canal Café Theatre

Matt ThomasDirected by Sarah Elaine Stewart★★★★ Pros: A well-researched, funny performance which balances serious discussion of religious views with lots of good humour.Cons: Sometimes the performer looked a little uncomfortable on the stage. Our Verdict: A refreshingly non-aggressive look at religion which felt thoroughly well-researched, considered and balanced. Courtesy of Canal Cafe Theatre If you’re a regular to this blog or if you’ve read anything else by my fellow reviewers, you may have noticed that we are generally a nice bunch of ...

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