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Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

13Jul

Roy Williams is back and he is in shape and on form. His new play, Sucker Punch, at the Royal Court Theatre, lives up to its name. The Royal Court has been transformed into a boxing arena by Miriam Buether, the set designer, who leaves no stone unturned. The boxing ring is the right size […]






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5Jul

The National Theatre is one place I go to, with great expectations. I mean, really great expectations. In the last year and half, they have not disappointed me with their productions. That is not to say everything is perfect but they make sure you get value for your money and you leave the theatre with […]






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24Jun

Talawa Theatre is regarded as Britain’s foremost Black-led theatre company. Over the years, it has engaged with new writing and introduced emerging writing talents to the British theatre landscape with the likes of Michael Bhim, who explore the subtlety and complexity of the black British experience. 2010 is no different. Back with, Flipping The Script, […]






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8Jun

When Torn first premiered at the Arcola theatre, it sold out in the first two weeks.  Back with a new cast and creative team, Torn explores the African Caribbean divide. Femi Oguns explains why its refreshing theatre keeps exploring sensitive subject matters of this nature. Torn is a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet, […]






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3Jun

The National Youth Theatre is using the stage as a voice to bring much needed attention to the social problem of youth violence and knife crime that has gripped London in recent months. Written by Tanika Gupta, White Boy, was last year’s runaway success at the National Youth Theatre as part of its 2007 Generation […]






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1Jun

“I’m from a long line of troublemakers,” a poignant and captivating statement by the poet and writer, Inua Ellams. His one man show, The 14th Tale opened at the National Theatre in February 2010, to rave reviews. At 26, Ellams is one of the youngest playwrights to have his work staged at the national Theatre, […]






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30May

“I’m from a long line of troublemakers,” a poignant and captivating statement by the poet and writer, Inua Ellams. His one man show, The 14th Tale opened at the national theatre in February 2010, to rave reviews. At 26, Ellams is one of the youngest playwrights to have his work staged at the national Theatre, […]






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30Apr

If anything has stirred my soul this year, with the exception of some moments of personal pain, it would most definitely and without a shadow of doubt, be Ruined. The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Lyn Nottage. It opened my heart and conscience to think the same way, Paul Grootboom’s Townships Stories, made me think […]






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3Mar

If you are a big fan of theatre and want to experience something different, then go and see Every Year, Every day, I Am Walking, at the Oval House Theatre, London. It is beautifully put together and in its simplicity, one of the most sophisticated piece of theatre I have seen lately. I had heard […]






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18Feb

I had heard so much about Tennessee Williams and his plays. However, I have never been lucky to see any on the live stage. So, when I was offered a ticket to see Cat On A Thin Roof, currently showing at the Novello Theatre, London, I was truly looking forward to it. Finally, I was […]






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17Feb

When was the last time you went to the theatre and got a full course meal, served up with words and nothing but words? “I come from a long line of trouble makers.” If there is a line I know I will not forget in a long time, it is these very words spoken by […]






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9Feb

South Africa has given the world its fair share of great theatre talents and productions. From Athol Fugard with Sizwe Banzi Is Dead to Barney Simon with Born In The RSA. Lara Foot Newton, playwright and director has also found her voice and place on the world stage among her contemporaries. I interviewed her for […]






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31Jan

I believe one of the many reasons I love theatre is because it breaks down barriers in ways our politicians cannot.  When you are in there, you are one of many audience members and no one is going to ask you about the colour of your skin, the degree you hold or how much money […]






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5Jan

ACT 1 SCENE 1 We can hear the sounds and pandemonium of a car accident, police sirens, ambulances and paramedics working on someone who is unconscious. The voice of a man gives the paramedics, the name of the accident victim. She is his wife, tells them her age and that she has a medical condition.  […]






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