Review: The Empathy Experiment – Clare Louise Roberts

Show: The Empathy Experiment Venue: PBH's Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth Star rating: **** Reviewer: Clare Louise Roberts It was a full, overcrowded house, with people sat lining the sides of the stage (cosy!) as spoken word artist Rose Condo acted as front of house, welcoming her audience into her space with her excited, approachable... Continue Reading →

Review: Raven – Bethan Devonald

Show: Raven Venue: Assembly Roxy Star rating: *** Reviewer: Bethan Devonald A raven mother is a term used in Germany to describe a mother who cares more about herself than her children. Using physical theatre and monologue, this show navigates what it means to be a raven mother. Raven begins with the performers showcasing their... Continue Reading →

Review: Shrew – Esme Leitch

Show: Shrew Venue: theSpace Triplex Star rating: *** Reviewer: Esme Leitch Content warning: Rape, sexual assault & abusive relationships. Shrew, by the dynamic feminist theatre collective The Pankhurst Players from Edge Hill University, shines a light onto the darker side of Shakespeare’s work with this modern adaption of his famous comedy The Taming of the... Continue Reading →

Review: Fatty Fat Fat – Esme Leitch

Show: Fatty Fat Fat Venue: Pleasance Courtyard Star rating: **** Reviewer: Esme Leitch Katie Greenall’s one-woman show Fatty Fat Fat is the reality check we all need in a world of skinny teas and relentless judgement and should be made part of the school curriculum as soon as possible. As the audience shuffled in to... Continue Reading →

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