Theatre Review: Catch 22

Originally appeared on ACE Liverpool, 29.05.2014 Directed by Rachel Chavkin, Joseph Heller’s adaption of his own 1961 novel resurfaces upon the Playhouse stage, where the infamous paradox of Catch-22 dictates with warped validation. In this American air force squadron, “crazy” is thrown around by everyone and at anybody, yet none of the soldiers seem really…

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A Technology Intoxicated Spring Awakening

Originally appeared on ACE Magazine on 16/05/2014 Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Fank Wederkind’s 1891 play has the potential to liberate – that is, if you are so inclined to afford yourself a sense of liberation in the face of explicit masturbation, rape, S&M, suicide and fatally botched abortions. Despite its foray of anticipated gloom, there’s no…

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A View From The Bridge : Playhouse Theatre

A View from the Bridge is a pertinent redressing of ancient Greek tragedy, as it encounters the grit of modern day, kitchen-sink realism and fuses with the star-spangled allure of the American Dream. A genre no longer restricted to the realms of royalty and celestial figures, this is a tragedy reassigned to working-class American exploits.…

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Theatre Review: The Misanthrope

Originally appeared in ACE Liverpool 01.03.2013 It’s come a long way from the royal stages of 17th century Paris, yet Roger McGough’s adaption of Moliere’s satirical classic is still prompting gleeful giggles. The play’s hero Alceste, played by Colin Tierney, arises from the deceitful gossip and false camaraderie in pursuit of plain, honest truth. The…

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