‘Skylight’: Poignant, Realistic and Unexpectedly Funny

The attention to detail in Hugh Tappin’s production of Skylight is remarkable.  Stepping into the Burton Taylor Studio felt like walking into a ramshackle flat, complete with a shabby, tea-stained table, a working kettle, and a (slightly wobbly) front door.  Skylight, with its naturalistic dialogue and low-key setting, calls for a thorough commitment to realism, […]

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Review: ‘Orange Juice’ capturing the mood of the British millennial

Thoughtful and witty, Orange Juice refreshingly questions how a young British Pakistani Muslim can find his place in the world. For a short play, standing at around thirty minutes in its present form, writer Karim Khan has successfully handled a complex mixture of ideas. This in part thanks to Akshay Nugent’s performance as Adam; he […]

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Kindness Over Cruelty: Ricky Gervais softens up British Humor

In last month’s Vanity Fair, A. A. Gill, a writer on both sides of the Atlantic, did his best to summarise British comedy for an American audience. “It’s bully humour”, he wrote, “…hierarchical, deflating and pathologically cruel. American humor (sic) is the cry of the bullied… the wit and the last word of the small […]

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