Review: A Doll’s House

If you haven’t been to the Michael Pilch theatre before, allow me to set the scene. It is a small space, a black box studio and somewhat dimly lit at the best of times. The audience rows go only three rows back; it is the most intimate of performance spaces. It is also a genius […]

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Rhinoceros – A preview

As I sat down in the Pilch Studio, and the preview of Gruffdog Theatre’s Rhinoceros commenced, I was flabbergasted. Suddenly, as the cast swirled across the stage with endearing, yet stylish buffoonery, I was in provincial France. Eugene Ionesco’s iconic piece about how a rural French town confronts an endemic of ‘rhinoceritis’ (a disease which […]

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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 Review

As we waited for Thark to start (it took only a few minutes longer than expected), regaled by smooth jazz played by Remy Oudemans and Sam Adamson, I dropped some great eaves (“One of my dreams, actually, is to take circus lessons”) and became preoccupied with trying to work out if someone sitting across from […]

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Constellations – A Preview

Stepping into the intimate rehearsal space of the Pilch Theatre, I was excited to see the preview of ‘Constellations’. The production is in the hands of The Experimental Theatre Club (ECT), whose previous successes include gems like ‘Breathing Corpses’ (way back in the depths of Michaelmas Term) and I was curious to see how they […]

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