Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Char's Stars: While The Sun Shines

Written by: Char (@charlypies)

Lion and Unicorn Pub, Kentish Town

There is nothing more satisfying as a theatre lover than to see clear-cut evidence that good writing really does stand the test of time. First performed in 1943, While The Sun Shines is a gloriously quick-witted and funny play. Filled with mishaps, misunderstandings and miscommunications the piece allows us as audience members to be the only ones blessed with an unmuddled perception of occurrences.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Something Good - review

Written by: Dombo (@DomOJFryer)

Where's Dom gone?
The Firestation, Windsor
Was Dom fond? 

Something Good descended on Windsor – and it wasn't Eurovision. Promising young playwright Georgia Coles-Riley brings the lives of four university housemates into the spotlight as they attempt to stay up through the night, until their 9 AM lecture. The events that follow are amusing and at times incredibly compelling. As you walk into the dimly lit basement of the converted Firestation, you are greeted by a view which is, to me at least, all too familiar; a mess. However, unlike the mess in my bedroom, this one is pre-meditated and well conceived (also, this mess would be there only for one night, and smells fine). Every pizza box and empty bottle is meticulously placed; make no mistake, any student would feel at home on this stage. Lauren Buckley, in her role of set designer, is to be thanked for this.