The power of the penned in: A review of Debarred Theatre Company’s, “The Barred”
Art and Design / Comedy

The power of the penned in: A review of Debarred Theatre Company’s, “The Barred”

Debarred Theatre Company is truly one of a kind – made up entirely of actors, producers, directors and stagehands with first-hand experience of the British justice system. Their first production, The Barred at Chelsea’s Royal Court Theatre is beyond immersive; combining satire as sharp as a knife and fraught, love-stricken relationships mimetic of the Bard … Continue reading

FRINGE BEST IN SHOW 2014: Richard Marsh: Wingman ★★★★★
Comedy / Edinburgh Fringe Reviews / Poetry / Theatre

FRINGE BEST IN SHOW 2014: Richard Marsh: Wingman ★★★★★

Richard Marsh: Wingman: FRINGE BEST IN SHOW 2014 ★★★★★ People often talk of poetry as having a certain emotional ambiguity; the lyrics, the rhyme is to be interpreted dependent on the emotional state or integrity of those hearing or reading it. And so, with verse plays, Shakespeare or otherwise, a certain loftiness from the audience can … Continue reading

REVIEW: Kevin Day: Standy Uppy ★★★★★
Comedy / Edinburgh Fringe Reviews

REVIEW: Kevin Day: Standy Uppy ★★★★★

Kevin Day: Standy Uppy ★★★★★ “Chris Packham’s fingers wreak of Stalin”. Surreal, ingenious, stamp-your-doc-Martin-clad-foot funny (it’s the Fringe, everyone is sporting the Tweenie boot of choice), Day is dangerously dark and gloriously jocose. He combines the Political and the absurd- it’s hard to separate the two. As he discusses the thick-as-pig-excrement, Charlie Brooks and his recent … Continue reading

REVIEW: Hennessy and Friends: Murmurs ★★★★
Comedy / Edinburgh Fringe Reviews / Theatre

REVIEW: Hennessy and Friends: Murmurs ★★★★

Hennessy and Friends: Murmurs ★★★★ Combining extremely dark humour, slapstick, character comedy and much more, this golden trio, Miranda, Steve and Dave bring the audience into their realm of madness. Often in sketch shows, the transitions from skit to skit can be a little laboured; this one flowed like a fertile lady. The show felt … Continue reading