Laurence Young reviews Rob Thomson’s new play, Fearnot Wood
Fearnot Wood opens with a young man named Garth mysteriously returning home to quaint, middle class Lewes on the evening of bonfire night. The play, written and directed by Rob Thomson, weaves a tale of deception, betrayal and lost friendship.
Upon returning, Garth finds his town and friends changed, the event of bonfire night forever marred by the disappearance of a young girl on the same night two years ago. Gripping and thrilling throughout, Thomson’s play truly keeps the audience captivated at every …
Lucy Feilbusch visits Urs Fischer’s ‘Melodrama’ at Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, Soho.
The other week, THE POP told us that we ‘need to see this installation…Go today and then again at the weekend.’
So, I did. And it was awesome.
Fischer’s installation is comprised of 3000 feet sized plaster raindrops, whose natural showering motion gradates in a sensation of psychedelic colour. Below and amongst the surrealist rainbow rain are repetitions of the same clay sculpture, a woman’s figure, in different stages of formation or degradation.
On entering the installation the raindrops move calmly with …
Lara Gregorians attends The Wild Party and immerses herself in some gin, skin, sin and fun
Rating: ★★★★ ½
The Wild Party, UCLU Musical Theatre’s Bloomsbury debut, transported us back to 1920s Manhattan – a time associated with elegance, glamour, and fabulous parties. Upon arrival, I expected to experience a lavish Great Gatsby-esque party, full of glitzy ladies and dapper gentlemen. But what we were presented with was a much darker, more sinister tale – a kind of Great Gatsby behind closed doors. “Gin. Sin. Skin” is not the musical’s slogan for no reason. …
Mirren Gidda reviews Chekhov’s seminal play the Seagull, currently being performed by UCLU Drama society at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre
Rating: ★★★★ ½
Anton Chekhov, arguably one of Russia’s greatest playwrights, did not produce plays that are easy to stage, and The Seagull is no exception. Like Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard, the play is set on a sprawling Russian estate and hardly seems to lend itself to a cramped room above a pub in Camden. Then there’s the language to contend with, the multiple translations available of which none, according to critics, can …
This winter break, Pi is off to the St James Theatre to attend one of their cabaret nights. Australian performer Michael Griffiths will be playing Madonna, accompanying herself on piano, and will lead audiences “on a journey through her tough life and tender songs.”
The show had a hugely successful and critically acclaimed sell out show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year and was labelled by Time Out as a “borderline religious experience”. If you like your Christmas’ full of “wickedly camp bitchiness”, to quote the Edinburgh Evening News, tickets can be purchased …
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Pi TV Backstage Pass take a look behind-the-scenes at UCLU Musical Society’s The Wild Party!
Producer and Editor: Tirion Jenkins
Filmers: Tirion Jenkins and Jeremy Wong
General information for attending the show:
Tickets: £10, £8 concessions, £5 UCL
Thursday 28th, Friday 29th, Saturday 30th at 7:30pm
Dress code for Saturday is 1920s themed!
Get your tickets here: http://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/ru…
Week two of Bloomsbury Theatre features the formidable UCLU Jazz Society. Shafeeq Shajahan reviews I Too Sing America, an insight into the history and music of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Photography by Alex Moyse.
Energetic, soulful and stirring, UCLU Jazz Society presented a brave showcase of talent this week at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Director Michael Skinner strung together a cohesive production, displaying various forms and performance styles of jazz music, capturing the spirit of African American culture and the Civil Rights Movement. Without a doubt, tackling a theme like this is very difficult. …
Lauren Neal meets the award-winning Syrian artist, Sara Shamma, who is holding a solo exhibition at London’s Royal College of Art.