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Review: Howie the Rookie @ The Barnfield Theatre

Mark O'Rowe's 1999 play, 'Howie the Rookie', is a frantic and tangled tale set in the midst of working-class Dublin. The two monologues that comprise...

Review: Ninagawa Macbeth

Shakespeare’s celebrated play of ambition, the supernatural, and a mad tyrant, iconically set in the scenic highlands of Scotland during the Middle Ages, is...

Review: Girls @ Theatre Royal Plymouth

“Bullets are faster than legs.” An obvious statement, yet one that stuck with me throughout the night. Theresa Ikako brought a new breath of life...

Review: Jon Richardson @ Plymouth Pavilions

Jon Richardson started his October 6th show at Plymouth Pavilions with the removal of his cardigan- which, if you are an 8 Out of...

Review: Hedda Gabler

How exactly does one adapt a play for a modern audience without losing too much of the flavour of the original? Frequently termed the...

Nobel prize in literature 2017: Kazuo Ishiguro receives award

Having chosen, amidst considerable controversy, to award last year’s Nobel prize in literature to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, those waiting for this year’s announcement were...

Review: Izindava @ Exeter Northcott

Haunting backlights, dark silhouettes and convicting voiceovers - the implications of deeper truths and knowledge are hardly deficient in Bawren Tavaziva’s Izindava. The dancers...

Exeter’s first Translation! Festival serves up a feast of linguistic delights

A year in the planning, the inaugural Translation! Festival hit Exeter on Friday 29th September across a variety of city centre venues and-appropriately enough-on the International...

Review: RSC’s The Tempest @ Barbican

The Tempest is one of the most difficult Shakespeare plays to stage, partly because of its numerous magical elements, but mostly because its confusing...

Prose Poetry: No rhyme nor reason

Prose poetry or poetic prose? It would be wrong to strictly say that prose cannot be as poetic and contemplative of language as poetry...