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Poet In Da Corner, Royal Court Theatre – Review

As someone who has always found escape within music, Poet in da Corner was a show that had immediate appeal to me. With its central theme of finding purpose and meaning after just one listen to Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking album ‘Boy In Da Corner’, it also felt a perfect fit for the always progressive Royal Court Theatre. The good news is that it just about ticks all the boxes. The person finding purpose and meaning is writer and performer Debris ...

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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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