Category: Reviews

  • Guide to Surviving Masculinist Territory

    Seen at Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the 11th of August 2022 4 stars – feminist promenade A girl who likes strolling in the area surrounding her own house. An accurate account of the incels phenomenon. The girl has to interrupt her walking routine. Mass shootings and incels’ internet legacy. She starts taking walks again, clenching…

  • Motherload!

    5 stars – hilarious & provoking Mother Nature is not in good health. And it’s not because of delivering so many sons and daughters, they made her grow stronger with the power of creation.

  • Hippie Shakes

    3 stars – 60s rollercoaster Chickie is a mother, a wife who tries her best to keep her husband close to her and her children, but first of all a courageous woman in search for happiness and freedom.

  • A Place That Belongs to Monsters

    4 stars – powerful fresco Famine, fire, war, and death. They are in the Bible, represented by the four Horsemen of Apocalipsis. They are, also, in a more literal form, in the suburbs of big cities. Four women of different ages track a geography of Bracknell on the last school day before summer holidays.

  • A Two Woman Hamlet

    5 stars – literally marvellous I thought it wasn’t literal. I thought it must be some reduction of a kind, something more or less inspired by the Shakespearean tragedy. I didn’t think it possible that two people could do the whole of Hamlet. I was wrong.

  • Prometheus Bound (Io’s version)

    4 stars – A feminist myth Io and Prometheus share a sense of rebellion, but of different natures. Prometheus has defied Zeus by giving fire and hope to mankind. Io suffers for Zeus’s whim but doesn’t want to surrender to the idea that gods can be cruel and the world purposeless.

  • The Wild Unfeeling World

    5 stars –storytelling of a quest On stage, everything bears meaning. In the real world, it doesn’t. Humans have a tendency to extend the search for meaning to the hazard and randomness of events, be it to feel in control, or as a defence mechanism.

  • Sugar

    4 stars – highly entertaining and insightful When you see a play twice, you become more critical. You are more aware of the technical aspects, and the plot is no longer a surprise, nor the wits are. This evening, Mabel Thomas’s Sugar was more entertaining than last year.

  • God Damn Fancy Man

    4 stars – God damn honest James Nokise runs a brilliant and honest stand-up comedy. He is a kiwi and ironises about the perception of his New Zeland-Samoan identity abroad (and related episodes of racism). He loves making fun of his preacher father and has some very funny story about ‘f*cking’ Donald Trump.

  • Giving up the Ghost

    2,5 stars – Celebration of friendship Jack is tormented by the mourning of his best friend Michael. He hallucinates about the whistle of the train who killed him, when Michael reappears in flesh and bones, but visible to him alone.

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