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“She doesn’t just answer, she roars” – Lola – Vault Festival

Using Nabokov’s 1955 Lolita as a springboard, Hannah Nixon’s new play Lola asks questions of our era and the threats it poses to young women. This Lola however, born out of the 21st century and not the mid-twentieth,...

“Catty, eye-rolling… teenage rebellion” – 17 – Vault Festival

Ah, how it felt to be just 17… Given the chance would you do it again? How about with the technology we have now? Social media offers us tools to connect – but these...

Interview: Nicole Acquah, Acquah & Co

Nicole Acquah has never been one to sit still - or keep quiet. Since her debut play For a Black Girl opened at Vault 2018 to public and critical acclaim (Including a 4 star review...

“Consider the lights that loom large” – The Dark – Tara Arts

Fear, through the eyes of a child, is very different from that of an adult. The stakes are different when you can't grasp 'life or death', the consequences of actions are not fully realised...

“Doomed romance dusted with snow” – La Boheme – ENO

I still don't have any desktop processing software so I am once again coping and pasting - apologies - the password to access photos for this show is rodolfo - I think the image...

“Startlingly honest” – Things I Know to be True – OSO

Has there, or can there ever be such a thing as a ‘normal’, quiet family life? Andrew Bovell’s 2016 Australian-British play tears right to the heart of the family unit in this suburban drama...

“Intense and fiercely intelligent” – It’s True, It’s True, It’s True – New Diorama

When you're in a gallery, contemplating, let's say, classical Roman art, do really look at the art? Not just at its subject, at the Gods peering from the clouds, the bosoms of mortal women arranged with white...

“More to this play, than laughs” – A Funny Thing Happened… – The Finborough

Behind the sickly green medical curtain, two older women lie. Dosed up on painkillers, they are seemingly dead to their surroundings, but their hearts are still beating. The Oncology ward is a suffocating shade...

“It’s serious fun, and you’ll want to play!” – Skate Hard, Turn Left –...

This isn't child's play, this is roller derby; a world of women, a world of different rules, of pushing, shoving, falling down and getting up again. Four woman, all clad in skates, pads and helmets...

“A brightly coloured world of ageless wonder” – Wise Children – The Old Vic

It's tough to love an adaptation of something you love so much in its original form. It can never hold the intricate details of your own imagination, it can never clutch your heart the...