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Theatre 2017 Archives - Page 2 of 3 - One4Review

Woke 5*****

August 16, 2017 |

Apphia Campbell gives a tour de force performance inhabiting the characters of Ambrosia and Assata, seamlessly moving between each part with a forward or backward roll of the shoulders. In 2014 Ambrosia is a naive student from Pittsburgh, attracted to … Read More

Fall of Duty 4***

August 14, 2017 |

The action starts with an all too familiar scene of a mother (Sue) begging her son (Jack) to get out of bed, stop playing computer games, and engage with the world – ironically by the medium of Face Time. As … Read More

The Chess Player 4 ****

August 12, 2017 | 1

“In chess, as a purely intellectual game, where randomness is excluded, – for someone to play against himself is absurd … It is as paradoxical, as attempting to jump over his own shadow.” ― Stefan Zweig, THE CHESS PLAYER … Read More

Amy 25, Almost Cool 3*

August 12, 2017 |

Amy awaits a visit from her friend Alison, someone she paints as the epitome of ‘cool’. Over their catch up it becomes clear that Amy is hopelessly insecure, always measuring herself against others (and coming up short) and always worrying … Read More

Beadledom-Omega 3*

August 11, 2017 |

Beadledom Omega and Beadledom Alpha are companion pieces which play on alternate days and are brought to the festival by Famille De La Noche. I decided to view the female point of view first so headed to the Underbelly Cowgate … Read More

Gazing At A Distant Star 4****

August 10, 2017 |

Greenwich Theatre have brought this engrossing Sian Rowland play to the fringe. The drama centres on the theme of loss with it’s resultant aftermath for those left behind and questions how much we really know those we love. Three characters … Read More

Show Me The Money 4****

August 8, 2017 |

Paula Varjack’s highly entertaining piece questions the relationship between art and finance in a thought provoking hour of film, music and spoken word. The show begins with a question proffering Paula’s opinion that the British are as embarrassed to discuss … Read More

Perfectly Imperfect Women 4****

August 6, 2017 |

An enjoyable hour was spent in the company of Danyah Miller as she questioned woman’s constant battle for perfection. With her warm interactions with the audience and engaging delivery she used story telling skills and family history to try and … Read More

The B*easts 5*****

August 5, 2017 |

The venue for this enthralling play is the atmospheric Big Belly theatre, a large space underneath the arches of George IV Bridge. Despite the size of the venue there is never a loss of connection between the audience and Monica … Read More

Alan, We Think You Should Get A Dog 3***

August 4, 2017 |

This piece centres on a brother and sister, Oliver and Daisy, slowly coming to terms with the failing health of their father Alan. Alan never appears on the stage but his impact on his children is evident as both struggle … Read More