Caucasian Chalk Circle comes around

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bertolt Brecht’s brutal satire, morality play and modernist fairy-tale is currently undergoing treatment by ‘Screw the Looking Glass’, an imaginative and vital student theatre company. The play follows a poor girl, Grusha, who rescues a child from the chaos of war, and Azdak, a strange, messianic character, disillusioned with society and […]

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Arturo Ui – a fine spectacle and a warning

Sceptics may think a performance of a play about Nazism written during the Second World War would be ‘old hat’. However, I defy anyone to find Jonathan Church’s marvellous revival of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui passé. Comedy, live music and glamorous costumes are brought together with superb acting to heighten a […]

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Too edgy for students?

“Experimental”. A word with very different meanings depending on your demographic. It could be something to do with labs. It could be Michael Nyman. It could be your more laissez-faire Friday night exploits. Or, if you’re that way inclined, it could be something to do with the mysterious world of drama. Experimental theatre has a […]

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