Review: One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre Live)

For the first five minutes, watching a stage play on a screen in a theatre is weird. But after that we forget and we immerse – bar the odd zoom in and theatrical bits of acting. It’s a long one at three hours and ten minutes (including a 15-minute interval) and to begin with, doesn’t seem to be a piece that can carry that duration. The opening scene is a dull bit of exposition, slightly over-egged by a few of the cast who seem to be better suited for the distance of stage than screen.

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Review: BoxedIn Theatre Presents – The Voices We Hear, Fringe 2019

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre is one of the few site-specific pop-ups at this year’s Fringe – and what an inspired one it is. Made completely from recycled materials, it’s a large wooden shack, with a clear corrugated roof, one dim Edison bulb for light and bench seating in the round. Built in the grounds of Dynamic Earth, it houses a range of plays about climate change. It’s contemporary, forward-thinking and ethical theatre

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Review: The Journey of (Tini) Martini Enlightenment, Fringe 2019

The Hendricks Gin experiences have been an annual fixture at the Fringe for some time. A few years ago I was lucky enough to get a seat on their bus, disguised as a giant cucumber no less, for an amusing and highly enjoyable elegant gin tea combined with a comedy guided city tour. Tickets were priced ridiculously low (it included a gin cocktail in a teapot, G&T and macaron for a few pounds), perhaps as it was being used chiefly as a marketing vehicle. Then last year they offered a brief free gin tasting comedy experience at their pop up in Assembly Gardens. In 2019 they have launched a paid and ticketed show.

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