Review: Wingman

✮✮✮ Fresh from the Fringe, Wingman calls itself a ‘new father-son comedy’. It’s a moving piece detailing complicated family dynamics and the potential for forgiveness: the awkward son (Richard Marsh) finds that his mother has passed away, only to be left with his estranged father (Jerome Wright) who hopes to use the funeral and general […]

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Review: Parade

✮✮✮ In 1913, Mary Phagan, a thirteen year-old girl was found strangled in the cellar of a pencil-factory in Georgia. The superintendent of the factory, Jewish Brooklyn-bred Leo Frank, was indicted for the murder, and the case that followed was seen as catalyst for not only the founding of the Anti-Defamation League, but also for […]

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Review: Frankenstein

Photo by Dina Tsesarsky ✮✮✮ This latest devised piece from Rough-Hewn, the brains behind Fear last term, was, in a word, confusing. Not that that is always a bad thing, it could be said that the director effectively cultured a sense of bafflement that held the audience’s curiosity throughout the show; but there were several […]

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Review: The Collaborators

✮✮✮ ‘Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.’ The words of Albert Camus echo with special resonance after John Hodge’s 2011 play Collaborators, which dances as much in the infinitude of space between truth and fiction as did its protagonist, Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, in his […]

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