Tag: Drama

★★★★ Bitingly Funny in Bradford

Simon Ward reviews Combustion at the Arcola Theatre If presented with the premise of a four-hander play set in a Bradford garage, one might demur.  Adding in an English Defence League thug would scarcely make it seem more palatable.  Yet Combustion explodes such expectations.  It is a triumph: […]

★★★★ Snappy and Sincere

Abigail Bryant reviews Snapshot at the Hope Theatre Snapshot, written by George Johnston and directed by James McAndrew, is 75 minutes of incredibly immersive and captivating drama, exploring the complex relations between three twenty-somethings living in modern-day London. With non-linear chronology and snappy scene changes, the audience has […]

★ Unfathomable and Disconcerting

Charlotte Pegram reviews The Eisteddfod at The Etcetera Theatre, Camden This play by Australian playwright, Lally Katz, is part of a double bill of plays directed by Liz Arday. The other play, Dario Fo’s A Woman Alone, complements the first and offers the viewer an evening of absurdism and surrealism. […]

★★ Interesting but Inaccessible

Abigail Bryant reviews Big Guns at the Yard Theatre Big Guns labels itself as a play about violence, but not in a conventional sense. This 70-minute production, written by Nina Segel and directed by Dan Hutton, explores violence in all of its vast and varied shapes, detailing how […]