Preview: The Reunion at the BT impresses with its chaotic dark humour

Sizzling with chaotic, hilarious energy, ‘The Reunion’ promises to be an electric piece of theatre. Written, directed and masterminded by Tommy Hurst and Bernard Visser, the premise surrounds two funeral directors (satirically named Hearse and Cloak) attempting to piece together the story behind the death of a recently deceased big shot criminal Sebastian Coxcomb. This […]

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The Pantomime – understanding this British festive tradition, its history, and its future

Image: Dick Whittington, The Oxford Playhouse. Credit: Geraint Lewis. Description: A Pantomime Dame. Acting, singing, dancing, and, perhaps most importantly, joking around; the Pantomime, a staple of the British festive theatre season, seemingly has it all. With that being said, I’ve always found myself wondering how the Pantomime got to become so popular, and why they […]

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Review: Hereafter

Life meets death meets virtual life in Hereafter, a new play by Chloë Taylor exploring the inhumane and even inhuman treatment of bereavement in the world of work. Eva (Martha Harlan) is grieving her dead husband when she is called in to work and asked by her boss with a sickening faux empathy to be […]

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