REVIEW: Fun Run (Two Productions)

September 17, 2015

Ran Away [by Matt Baker] Accolades are a great way of publicising a show, and if you’re looking for a comedy, “written by 2015 Billy T Winner Hamish Parkinson” seems like a sure-fire bet. Parkinson has a genuinely unique comedic talent, which defies definition, but the trouble with Fun Run is that, as a play, it requires some sort of central […]

REVIEW: Dust Pilgrim (Red Leap Theatre)

June 7, 2015

The Anti-Arrival [by James Wenley] Going in, the talking point is how Red Leap have downsized from their large ensemble company, the world-building of The Arrival, and the giant creatures of Sea. Dust Pilgrim is a nimble show for a smaller venue and three performers (plus crew member), designed artistically and economically for ease of touring. Going out, the big news […]

REVIEW: Balmy (Two Productions)

August 16, 2013

Death, but no Life [by James Wenley] Wearing an over-sized peach rain jacket, square-framed glasses, and a nervous grin, Tai Berdinner-Blades gives us an endearing performance as novice funeral embalmer Julie. Once we’re settled onstage she comes front to welcome us, cue cards in hand, and tell us about the play Balmy that is to follow (and also helpfully points […]