‘Rainer’ Is A Love Letter To Grimy, Glorious London: Review

Key worker. It’s a phrase we’ve heard a lot of over the last twenty months. Peaking in search results in early March 2020, it took the eruption of a global pandemic for Great Britain to acknowledge the underpaid and undervalued angels on the front line. Rainer is a love letter to these essential operators—who stitch us up, ferry us around, and bring us reinforcements when we’re too hungover to move. In this 70-minute play, powerhouse Sorcha Kennedy is the titular Rainer.

'CANDY' Is A Raw Exploration Of Love And Identity: Review

It is a question that has divided opinion since the age of Ancient Greece: do you believe in love at first sight? Those amorous civilians fell head over heels with the notion that one glance is enough to be beguiled by one another. It is a well-known phenomenon that has been explored throughout popular culture, from Shakespeare’s plays to reality television shows. As told in Tim Fraser’s short play CANDY, Will (Michael Waller) has never believed in love at first sight. Reading Romeo and Juliet

'90s Kids Only' Is A Bizarre Trip Down Memory Lane: Review

It was the decade of Britpop, Beanie Babies, and Blockbuster (RIP). 90s Kids Only begins to the tune of Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’. The song, aptly released exactly 20 years ago, features juxtaposing lyrics which perfectly describe the surreal plot of this production from Laurentz Valdes-Lea and Spike Woodley. As self-assured Ozzy (Ejiro Imiruaye) strolls in to the sound of Kurt Cobain, the audience is instantly transported back to the 1990s. Ozzy has a resolute answer to the impossible quest

Wild Rose: the importance of belief...

As jailbird Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) bursts onto the screen, teasing prison officers and joshing with her fellow inmates, her quick wit, wild hair and thick Glaswegian accent precede her. The aspiring country (and not Western) singer is being released from Her Majesty’s pleasure and is determined to make a name for herself in the ~definitive~ music capital of the world that launched the careers of Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, and, erm… Billy Ray Cyrus.
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