Saturday, 28 April 2018

Tale of a Tooth - Allie Rogers



Some of my favourite books of all time are written from a child’s perspective, both adult and children’s fiction. But it’s still not all that commonplace to find an adult read narrated by a child, especially not a book about domestic abuse through the eyes of a four-year-old. What sets Tale of a Tooth even further apart, is that it’s not just a close third-person narrative, giving insight into Danny’s thoughts, but an explicitly first-person account.
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Teddy - The Vaults


After visiting the venue for the first time last year to see Hair, I jump at the chance to see anything at The Vaults. As with Hair, for Teddy the space is completely transformed, plunging you into the atmosphere of 1950s Teddy Boy subculture from the moment you enter the bar area. 
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Young Frankenstein - Garrick Theatre



Not being familiar with the 1974 film of the same name or even Mel Brooks’ award-winning musical The Producers (the latter of which I need to change, I know), Young Frankenstein wasn’t a show I rushed to see when it arrived in the West End last year, however it’s been lurking on my list for a while. 

Based on Mel Brooks’ comedy horror, Young Frankenstein follows the story of the infamous Frankenstein’s grandson, Frederick, the Dean of Anatomy at a school of medicine in America. As Frederick learns of his grandfather’s death, he journeys to Transylvania to deal with the castle that has been left to him, spoofing various classic horror films and traits along the way. 
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Cathy - Soho Theatre



To mark the 50th anniversary of Ken Loach and Jeremy Sandford’s film, Cathy Come Home, Cardboard Citizens’ Cathy was commissioned in 2016. Two years, 8,400 viewers and a performance at the House of Lords later, this powerful piece on homelessness and the housing crisis is embarking on a revival tour, including a three-week run at Soho Theatre.
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