A Hare-Raising Performance: Bunny at the BT Studio

Written by one of the writers of Skins and Shameless, this play is an extraordinarily tense and entertaining experience, fronted in fact by just one actor, the brilliant Emma D’Arcy.  Bunny leaps into action as Katie almost falls on stage, wearing her school uniform typically short and dishevelled, on a very hot day after orchestra practice.  She has somehow ended […]

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It’s got ’em Rawlsin’ in the aisles: A Theory of Justice: The Musical

“As will be evident,” reads Ronnie Collinson’s (MPhil, Cambridge) interpretive essay on the back of the program, “The writers have not adopted a historical approach.”   This is more than a bit of an understatement for a play featuring a rap battle between Locke (Alexander Stutt) and Hobbes (Andy Laithwaite), a barber shop quartet of Utilitarians […]

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Angels In America (FUCK YEAH)

A coffin, placed on the far stage right of the stage, lingers throughout the first half of Angels in America.  During the interval, the coffin is replaced by a bench on the far stage left, and is not used until the closing scenes.  It’s a clever bit of set dressing that book-ends an otherwise un-ended […]

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Angels in America Trailer

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QtXaVBrxHs&feature=youtu.bep&w=500&h=300]   Reporting from Cricklewood for one trailer only, I’m back.  A vast team from ‘Angels in America’ (well, four people) have put together a trailer that almost seems to answer the challenge I set forth last term for “a paradigm-shifting black-and-white trailer.”  The soundscape is fantastic, subtle and compelling, as is the music.  The […]

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