Review: Concept for a Film

A Beautiful Harmony of Theatre, Music and So Mush Spore.   I loved the novel format of storytelling that ‘Concept for a Film’ delivered. The scene opens with Max Barton, sitting at a desk that faces the audience, reading out the script for a film. These readings are intermittently dispersed with many disruptions including phone calls […]

Review: The Sensemaker

Produced by ‘Woman’s Move’ from Switzerland and co-directed by choreographers Elsa Couvreur and Iona D’Annunzio. The Sensemaker starts as a clever and understated comedy that uses dance, movement and sound as its main devices. Theatre like this is at its best when minimal and perfectly timed, which is a key strength of The Sensemaker. The […]

Review: The Culture

The Culture, starts before the performers come on stage with a montage of video footage of news articles on systemic and political misogyny. This sets the scene for the everyday ways women are disadvantaged that are so embedded, that they often go unnoticed. The newsfeed soon fades out, the lights come up, and Will and […]

Review: U R Here

Reviewed by Nadia Freeman U R Here is an invitation to take things a little less seriously, to forget about the business of adulthood and be playful. Set away from the day-to-day rhythm of urban living. Barbarian Productions draws us out to Martin Luckie Park in Berhampore. On arrival, my group is welcomed by 80’s […]

Review: Access

Review by Nadia Freeman Reading the cues of human emotion is an inherent trait that we take for granted. Some of us view emotion differently from others or can find it more challenging. Access, presents an opportunity to analyse this form of human expression more closely. After collecting our tickets we are asked to wait […]

Review: Limits

Reviewed by Nadia Freeman Photo credit: David Vagg This is no typical dance number meant to distract and delight you with sparkles and clap-along numbers.  Limits sits in the realm of theatre that is to challenge its audience and give them a chance to view what it might be like to step into the shoes […]

Review: Wonderful

A Laugh for Literary Lovers  Reviewed by Nadia Freeman Richard Huber’s Wonderful opens with Lady Hermione and her butler Roberts staring straight past the audience.  We can not tell immediately what their relationship is, if they are fond of each other, if there is tension, or how long they have known each other.  The set […]

Review: Big J: A New Legacy

Reviewed by Nadia Freeman Photo credit: Philip Merry Jacob Dombroski is all heart in his performance of Big J A New Legacy. It is clear that he relives the feelings of every story he shares. This vulnerability is most evident during his dance pieces. From krump to graceful, emotive sections, his actions are deliberate. He […]

Review: The Griegol

We need more shows like this. The kind that effortlessly transports you to the same childlike sense of wonder, akin to the first time you are read what will become your favourite story. And it is no coincidence that The Griegol, written by Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell, revolves around the power of storytelling. […]

Review: Owls Do Cry

Owls Do Cry is not your typical theatrical retelling of a book. Instead, it is a complete reinterpretation of the work through movement, design and song.   The show starts very light-hearted with a chorus of singing, movement and audience interaction. As the show continues, however, it draws you into the real pain and fragility of […]