Cardiff boy – by Kevin JonesDirected by Matthew HolmquistCast- Jack Hammett Kevin Jones jumps straight into the 90s with Cardiff Boy. Forgetting for a moment the pub backdrop created in The Other Room, we’re barely a minute in before 90s tunes are blaring from a tape (yes a tape). Directed with intelligence, and a … Continue reading Cardiff Boy
Tim Crouch’s play ‘An Oak Tree’ uses the idea of suggestion, belief and how we find out the answers to questions, to explore the idea of grief. Here translated into Welsh by Invertigo (translation by Mared Llewelyn Williams) it becomes ‘Derwen’. The play is known for the fact that one of the two actors on … Continue reading Derwen- Invertigo Theatre
Tuck takes us on a journey of sequins and glitter that eventually blur through tears. It’s fierce and fabulous and goes out fighting. Like any good Queen. But there’s a real core of grief running through it. It’s a core of grief in some respects that Queer people know all too well. But it’s also … Continue reading Tuck
Spilled Milk are back with a double bill of theatre. Two female led pieces that take on life, love and all its unpredictability.Street- by Susan MonktonPerformed by Ella MaxwellDirected by Becca Lidston This work in progress from Susan Monkton shows a strong voice and a real promise of a piece of interesting theatre. Performed with humour and … Continue reading Street/Izzy’s Manifesto- Spilt Milk Theatre
What Company did, was recognise that. To show we aren’t all just waiting around for Prince Charming to fix things. And even if he did, would we recognise him? Show him the door? Be just too busy? Or would we even be happy anyway? Would we, have we, missed our Theo? Could we or should … Continue reading You Could Drive a Person Crazy- or what is not your business.
Bounce. Bounce. Bounce.Is she going to do that the whole show?Yes, yes she is. Bounce.Lands by Antler is a simple premise: two obsessions and the isolation the cause.Sophie bounces eating some crisps while the audience comes in. Leah greets everyone while narrating her jigsaw process. She logs each piece and describes its content before putting … Continue reading Lands- Antler- The Other Room
There’s knowing you’ll love a show. And there’s not knowing how much you needed a show. The idea of Company with a woman was incredibly exciting. Even more so because it immediately annoyed Sondheim purist dinosaurs. To the point they were spitting venom about the end of musical theatre as we know it before even … Continue reading "Want Something" Thoughts on Company