ABI BENNETT is left feeling distinctly underwhelmed by a Spring Revue based almost solely on silly costumes.
A solid night of comedy from the Footlights, writes ABI BENNETT.
Some experiences don’t improve with age. ABI BENNETT experiences a disappointing sense of déjà vu.
ABI BENNETT finds that this ‘Eurotrash’ Shakespeare actually makes sense…
On Sunday night, five groups of Cambridge students were given the task of coming up with a play they’d perform 24 hours later at the ADC. ABI BENNETT explains the results – ‘chaotic’, ‘shambolic’, and occasionally ‘fantastic’.
“It reminded me fundamentally why we’re all here…” ABI BENNETT is charmed by an evening of Frank O’Hara.
“Dull, confusing, and ultimately frustrating.” ABI BENNETT struggles to be kind about a show whose ambition misfired.
ABI BENNETT would have enjoyed this more if everyone had just calmed down a bit…
The high intensity of this faintly simian production makes ABI BENNETT cry. In a good way.
ABI BENNETT calls out ‘minimalism born of laziness’, but sees some potential for this show to overcome jitters and confusion.
ABI BENNETT is so impressed with this play that she refuses to spoil it for you.
ABI BENNETT finds a ‘very strong’ cast obscured by clumsy direction.
ABI BENNETT finds that ‘for all of Syborn’s excellent writing, and the valiant attempts of Patrick Walshe McBride and Guilia Galastro as the two characters, this play had nothing new to say’
The cast and crew of Doctor Faustus prepare for their make or break week in Edinburgh, in the second of our Summer Blogs.
ABI BENNETT: ‘After a year at Cambridge, I had almost forgotten what it was like to visit a real theatre, to see real actors, with a real production budget…’