Category: Reviews

Review: The Crust

Layla Chowdhury discovers Durham’s new-writing talent in Buttered Toast’s latest showcase. Buttered Toast’s The Crust was very entertaining and varied. Opening the show with an informal introduction created a very...

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Review: A Sham-rockin’ Special

Rowan Evans revels in DIM’s improvised Irish extravaganza. DIM does St. Patrick’s Day: A Sham-rockin’ Special was a show which was funny and entertaining in equal measure. Durham Improvised Musical displayed their...

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Review: I Love You Because

Jennifer Baker is  impressed with how DULOG’s collaboration with GDTC makes the most of this musical. I have to say I was incredibly impressed by the opening night of DULOG’s production of I Love You Because – although, in...

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Review: Yen

Grace English becomes immersed in the Fourth Wall’s intimate production.  On March 8th, Fourth Wall Theatre presented their production of Anna Jordan’s Yen, a striking and compelling play that concerns the cycle of cause...

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Review: As You Like It

Finlay Mead is extremely impressed by the high standard of Shakespeare performance offered by 1TC. First Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – a comedy which follows lovers Rosalind and Orlando,...

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Review: All Shook Up

Ellie Farrell has fun at the Woodplayers’ take on the Elvis Presley musical. As a fan of Elvis Presley’s musical roster, I was predictably excited to be taken on a tour of his work through the medium of a musical. Based on...

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Review: The Comedy of Errors

Owen Sparkes commends FHTC’s efforts in their portrayal of early Shakespearean farce. Having trekked through the snow to St. Mary’s College to watch Foot of the Hill’s production of one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, The...

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Review: My Fair Lady

Jamie Blackwell escapes from the storm to be charmed by Feather Theatre Company’s musical. Escaping the blistering cold and wintery storm that has beset the streets of Durham, I found myself immersed in the streets of...

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Review: Puns Intended

Jennifer Baker is left somewhat confused by First Theatre Company’s student written literary parody.  In the wake of Durham Drama Festival 2018, it is incredibly exciting to see Durham Student Theatre fostering such a...

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Review: She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not

Francesca Davies-Cáceres is left with mixed emotions after STAB’s attempt at commedia dell’arte. STAB’s take on Andrew Piñon’s She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not made an impact on the audience from the moment we entered...

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Review: A Doll’s House

Grace English was impressed by Green Door Theatre’s take on Ibsen’s classic. On Friday, 23rd February, Green Door Theatre Company presented their interpretation of A Doll’s House, Ibsen’s famously humanist criticism...

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Review: Jerusalem

Julia Atherley becomes immersed in Letterbox Productions take on Jez Butterworth’s acclaimed play. Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is a monumental play which confronts the audience with questions of identity at a time where...

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