Review: La Strada ‘To me life is beautiful, for all its tragedy and suffering’

Reviewed on 30th May 2017

Life is a precious thing and today that thought is fresh in the minds of everyone as terror has dug its claws into the United Kingdom for the first time in years. La Strada as a production is mesmerizing to watch and explores the concept of beauty in a life amongst the suffering and tragedy posed by the creator of the timeless Italian film La Strada is based on, Federico Fellini.   Continue reading “Review: La Strada ‘To me life is beautiful, for all its tragedy and suffering’”

Review: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Would you like a mature cheddar or a full stilton sir?

Reviewed on 21st May 2017

A trilogy is always a hard trick to pull off and is very easy for the creators to stray from the path and go wrong, Mischief theatre however have proved that things going wrong can be extremely popular with their two previous productions The Plat That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Therefore is The Comedy About A Bank Robbery walking the plank or has the production made a clean getaway with the key to success safely in their hand? My vote goes to the latter. Continue reading “Review: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Would you like a mature cheddar or a full stilton sir?”

Review: Obsession An Opera in a Play?

Reviewed on 18th May 2017

The theatre as a whole is the home to all form of art from plays, musicals to opera and many more, these different forms can often be inspired by each other to create based on what they have seen. Obsession, directed by Ivo van Hove and based on the film by Luchino Visconti brings forward a lot of elements from opera’s history in a way that feels as a nod to it’s history rather than a pastiche that for me makes the show very enjoyable.

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Review: Forty Years Later Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?

Reviewed on 5th May 2017

Forty Years Later by Alan Bennett, running at the Chichester Festival Theatre is an interesting production on many levels and given the playwright in question there is no surprise the production asks a lot of questions. The story is complicated and the ambitious structure of jumping between times is something that does makes sense once all the cards are laid at the table yet to get there I went from confused to distracted and outright bored. Two of those feelings I can forgive yet to be bored in a production is something I don’t know I can forgive.  Continue reading “Review: Forty Years Later Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?”

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