The Brothers Size | The Young Vic | ***** Words by Danyal Ahmed Khalik Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, staged originally 11 years ago returned to the Young Vic with an even more striking and imposing run. Like Moonlight, this play is a coming-of-age production, this being the story of two black brother’s struggle for social progression in the Deep South. And given … Continue reading Bracing snapshot of the Deep South & a salute to traditional theatrical making
Albion | Almedia Theatre | ***** Words by Danyal Ahmed Khalik Almedia’s recent play, Albion, is fantastic drop of poetic that smoothly works on a variety of diverse levels in terms of its exquisite nuances, allowing it to interrogate ideas relating to nationalism, nostalgia and domestic dysfunction. At its core, the play is situated inside the English countryside- a metaphor for Brexit one may speculate. It … Continue reading Albion (Ahmed’s Review)
The Brothers Size | The Young Vic | 30-01-2018 ***** Words by George Clark Originally performed in 2007; The Brothers Size is one of the brother/sister trilogy of plays created by Moonlight co-writer and Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney. It is no surprise that this play has been renewed, as the timeless text finds itself equally, if not more relevant today. Bijan Sheibani … Continue reading Fraternity, the Deep South and an exciting time for London.
Words by Kieton Saunders-Browne Describing the Barbershop Chronicles would be like trying to describe an emotion. Sometimes there aren’t really words to describe it. From the second you walk into the show there is an automatic feel of immersion. The cast are bringing people on stage, genuinely interacting with them with what seemed to be just the actors having a good time before the show … Continue reading Barbershop Chronicles (Kieton’s Review)
Words by Daniella Harrison Ladies and gentlemen, it is my fond and fervent hope that you enjoy this review. Or is it a review? *squints into the void* Regardless, I am fondly asked to remind you that I am but one writer, one writer shouting into the abyss of the online world, a world full of reviews and opinions and ideas. One person in the … Continue reading The Twilight Zone – Almeida Theatre (Daniella’s Review)
Words by George Clark Keep off the grass – Albion shows that keeping the world out does not make for a happy society. The Mike Bartlett/ Rupert Goold production partnership is no stranger to finding controversy through social commentary; with ‘King Charles III’ raising questions regarding the nature of the British monarchy as well as the hierarchical system as a whole. And if that … Continue reading Albion – Almeida Theatre (George’s Review)
Words by Shay Awoyemi When I first heard about ‘Barbershop Chronicles’, I was both excited to see something I can relate to well being represented on stage, but doubtful that a stage production could capture the subtle happenings of a barbershop. I didn’t think that the stage was the right place for such a work as this to be displayed. However, Inua Ellams has crafted … Continue reading The Barbershop Chronicles (Shay’s Review)