Category Archives: Reviews

Madagascar in Eastbourne

I snuck into the final dress rehearsal for Madagascar last night, in the final run through by The RHT Community Production at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne which starts its run today. This is just the kind of initiative I love – seeing such vibrant … Continue reading

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The magnetism of the mise-en-scène

In The Cinema by Stephen Bone, published by Playdead Press I bought a copy of In The Cinema at the end of last year, and find these poems have lingered in my mind longer than most. It was the careful mise-en-scène in … Continue reading

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A poet between worlds

Touchpapers by Tess Jolly, published by Eyewear Aviator 2016 Series There is a magic and darkly fairytale quality in Tess Jolly’s work which I greatly admire. The poetry is the product of a powerful imagination. In several poems a brother is depicted as a magical … Continue reading

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Nina Conti on the edge of darkness

I saw Nina Conti’s In Your Face tour at the Brighton Dome last Saturday. The climax of her show, when she had seven people up on stage, wearing her masks on demonstrated her sheer bravery, improvisational skill and speed of thought … Continue reading

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The darkness is real

Noir by Charlotte Gann published by HappenStance Press Noir is a word with a freight of associations, but in the title poem of Charlotte Gann’s first full collection the protagonist enters what seems to be a cinema where ‘I only ever catch a moon-thin … Continue reading

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Four stars from BroadwayBaby

Absolutely chuffed by a great review of ‘A Glass of Nothing’ by Charley Ville. “Writer Peter Kenny’s and actor-director Beth Symons’s A Glass of Nothing knows exactly what it’s doing – and who it’s doing it for. The very first lines pop … Continue reading

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