A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

Written by Ben Brown Directed by Alastair Whatley ★★★★ Allegiance is a peculiar concept, an unfaltering loyalty to something other than us: to countries, to politics and most complexly to friendships. It has a staining presence, particularly in its absence or repentance, and to ‘switch sides’ or betray your supposed allegiance is a branding mark … Continue reading A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

Persian Lessons – Review

https://youtu.be/5FdRKMQMj4o Directed by Vadim Perelman Screenplay adapted by Ilja Zofin Russia, Germany, Belarus/ 2020/ 127 mins ★★★ Treading the line of invention is a difficult option, and potentially dangerous when devising a Holocaust survival story. But in the end, director Vadim Perelman‘s Persian Lessons has little intention of maintaining authenticity throughout; instead, focusing on specific aspects which, tragically, … Continue reading Persian Lessons – Review

Uncle Vanya – Harold Pinter Theatre

Written by Anton Chekov Directed by Ian Rickson ★★★★ “Everything’s the same, but worse” – Uncle Vanya’s opening sentiments reflect a great many thoughts across the nation, as the ennui of our provincial lives shrink in perception as the world shutters itself inward. Ever since its debut in Moscow in 1899, Anton Chekov’s Uncle Vanya emerged as a staple … Continue reading Uncle Vanya – Harold Pinter Theatre

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Netflix

https://youtu.be/7q6Co-nd0lM Directed by David Dobkin Written by Will Ferrel & Andrew Steele ★★★ With 2020 cascading a series of cancellations on major cultural events, none have hit fans as hard than the postponement of The Eurovision Song Contest. Starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, David Dobkin’s musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga has hit Netflix, and while it’ll scratch … Continue reading Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Netflix

Acosta Danza Evolution ft. Carlos Acosta – Festival Theatre

Principle Artistic Direction by Carlos Acosta Dance doesn’t solely comprise movement, while the central aspect in a medium without voice, the ability to communicate with an audience through rhythm, music, construct and the beauty of abstract storytelling is paramount. Acosta Danza Evolution is the future of the industry, illustrating their imaginative capabilities with four pieces which, while … Continue reading Acosta Danza Evolution ft. Carlos Acosta – Festival Theatre