Review: NSFW at the Pilch

It is difficult to fault Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW, a play that probes the depths of misogyny with an astute awareness of the painful sexism that journalism perpetuates, but also of the human action behind it. TheatreGoose’s production of the show at the Pilch treats its subject with flawlessly executed precision, wit and sensitivity, unpeeling layers […]

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Orphans: A Preview

There’s no time for rest in the Experimental Theatre Club; by the end of the first week of Trinity term they will already have wrapped up a production of Dennis Kelly’s Orphans at the Pilch studio. I went along to what was one of the cast’s first rehearsals for Orphans, for a discussion of what the production is to […]

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THARK: A Preview

Farces are perhaps the hardest of all plays to perform successfully; how does a cast and director balance comic timing, ridiculous lines and quick interchanges while making the script intelligible and, most importantly, funny? Thark, Ben Travers’ play from the 1920s, poses just these challenges to director Jack Bradfield and his 10-strong cast, but luckily, […]

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One worth shelling out for

What’s the difference between optimism and stupidity? Who’s in the bedroom? What year is it? What’s going on, anyway? All these questions and more arise from the first scene of Rough Hewn’s production of Shells, a new play by Trinity’s Howard Coase that opens in 6th week in Balliol’s Pilch studio. Written in response to […]

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