Category Reviews

Yerma

The modern language and reality of struggling to conceive a child have become inadvertently brutal, distilling what was once personal and familial grief to statistics made public.

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Adler & Gibb

Being affectionately referred to as the ‘unplugged’ version, Tim Crouch’s Royal Court hit of 2014 now appears at the Unicorn for a brief run after its turn at the Fringe.

Fiction

Originally written for Exeunt Memory is unreliable. I don’t know what shoes I wore to Fiction, but I remember the dress – eggshell blue with ruffled tucks that tugged at my knees as I crossed and uncrossed them in the dark. The first few times I went to BAC, several years ago now, I could never […]

Rove

Originally written for Exeunt In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with us and the Word was us.  And the Word was stories, and stories have endured.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

A giant set of scales hangs in the middle of the stage for a significant chunk of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, as though pretending at some sort of justice for the inhabitants of the Mumbai slum it depicts. It is, in fact, used for the far more immediate and practical purpose of weighing rubbish that […]

Gods & Monsters

Originally written for Exeunt Director James Whale (Ian Gelder) doesn’t create monsters anymore; he fights them. After a series of strokes, the jagged forks of lightning that once rent the skies in Frankenstein now pulse through his nervous system, snagging on words and memories, and he lives in quiet frustration with his mothering and brilliantly […]