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Review: Tristan & Yseult

Review: Tristan & Yseult

Published with thanks to A Younger Theatre.


This is Heartbreak Hotel filled with ‘The Unloved’ in hoodies. This channels Monty Python, but without making fun of the French. This is a fusion of Renaissance instrumentation with soaring Wagnerian orchestration with disco beats. This is Tristan & Yseult. This is Kneehigh Theatre.

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Exeunt Review: The Island

Exeunt Review: The Island

Originally published by Exeunt


Shovel, tip, repeat. The monotony on Robben Island continues, a worthless activity that Winston (Edward Dede) and John (Mark Springer) carry out simply because they looked the wrong way at a prison guard that morning. In the first fifteen minutes of The Island, John Terry highlights the crushing futility of existence as Winston and John labour to physical exhaustion.

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Review: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Review: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Also published on A Younger Theatre.

Danny (Gareth O’Connor) gets in to fights and drinks beer in dingy American bars. He’s quick to anger, but lacks punch in his simmering delivery. The first half of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea continues in much the same vain, devoid of intrigue or drive. John Patrick Shanley’s script clearly has something to say, hidden truths that are on the verge of exploding out. But Courtney Larkin’s production doesn’t set up the premise with enough mystery to keep the audience wondering what is coming next.

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Review: LOOP

Review: LOOP

Also published on A Younger Theatre.


Music spans generations, connects people through a love of the melody and the beat. It brings The Boy (Aaron Price) and The Girl (Rubie Ozanne) together in LOOP, Alexander Knott’s newly written play that charts a family across the decades. It peppers The Woman’s (Emily Thornton) decision to leave the big smoke behind and it drags The Young Man (James Demaine) back with its incessant, pulsating call.

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