Category: Side Bar

★★★★★ Barber Shop Chronicles

Harry Bignell reviews Barber Shop Chronicles at the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden. As the distinctively spherical stands of the aptly named Roundhouse Theatre in Camden fill, we late-comers are greeted by the blare of foot-tapping beat which had already enticed multiple audience members to join the actors already […]

★★★ Beats on Pointe

Harry Bignell reviews Beats on Pointe at the Peacock Theatre. Following a clunky introduction where the audience had to shout, “Your mic’s not working!” for the compare to realise we could not hear a word he was saying, Beats on Pointe explode onto the shabby chic stage of […]

★★★★ Lipstick

Harry Bignell reviews Lipstick at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. This play is a beautiful, sensitive and unsettling performance that explores disparate realities and sexualities in a jarring juxtaposition of time, location and circumstance. The play switches between the three as Orla, played by Siobhan O’Kelly, reflects on her […]

★★★★ A Powerful Pairing of Economics and Art

Abigail Bryant reviews The Audit (Or Iceland, A Modern Myth) at artsdepot The Audit is Proto-type Theatre’s second theatrical work examining contemporary politics, and this time they focus on how the nation of Iceland raised it’s voice in opposition to the human cost of greed. With passion and vigour, Rachel Baynton and Gillian […]