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Recent articles

The (Ill-Advised) Voyage of Leonard Roam, Etcetera Theatre – Review

Written by Jade Allen and Ben Hale (who work together as Cakes and Ale Theatr

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4

Interview with Co-Managers of Bread & Roses Theatre

Bread and Roses

Interview with the Co-Managers of The Bread & Roses Theatre, Rebecca Pryl

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Skin Like Butter - rehearsed reading

Skin LIke Butter by Leah Cowan - Staged reading at the Bishopsgate Institute on the 2nd November 2014

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Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design 1913-1933 - exhibition review

In collaboration with the A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum
18 October 2014 – 25 January 2015
V&A

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Madama Butterfly - opera review

reviewed at the Hexagon, Reading 12 October 2014 "the appreciative audience I think felt the same as me, in that the performance ended too soon".

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4

Solfatara - theatre review

‘Solfatara’, meaning ‘volcano’, is a witty and perceptive piece of devised theatre, which explores the inner tensions of the human psyche and our strategies for relating to each other. Reviewed at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

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4

Fun Palaces 2014

On 4th and 5th October over 130 Fun Palaces popped up across the UK, with a few scattered on international soil as well. They took place at swimming pools, on streets, in theatres, museums, town halls and many other places. When it comes to Fun Palaces there are no rules... The only restriction is that they must be free and accessible to all.

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So and So On - guest feature by Sarah Berger

Sarah Berger, founder of the So and So Arts club reports on 'So and So On' - a wildly ambitious mini international festival that runs across the evenings of Nov 3-9th at Lift Ophelia in Dalston, London.

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Interview with Harvey Virdi

Actor and writer Harvey Virdi has been working in Theatre, TV and Film for over 20 years, including the National Theatre, RSC, Hampstead Theatre and regional Rep; her film credits include Honour, Jadoo, Brick Lane, Bend it Like Beckham, Bride & Prejudice and Thunderbirds. She plays Mrs Malik in BBC One’s comedy series Citizen Khan and recently performed in the RSC’s Roaring Girl Season.

Editor Wendy Thomson speaks to Harvey Virdi about her play Happy Birthday Sunita a Rifco production which is currently on tour.

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Three Sisters, White Bear Theatre - Review

Over the past couple of years I have seen a couple of ‘updated’ versions of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. The first I saw was Benedict Andrews’ vision at the Young Vic, replete with contemporary references and ‘choice’ language. The second was Anya Reiss’ adaptation earlier this year at the Southwark Playhouse, which relocated the action to Yemen and the Prosorov sisters were pining to get back to good ol’ Blighty.

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