Author Archives: Helena Rampley

Do What Thou Wilt at the Barbican

Written for Total Theatre Crowded, confusing and dark apart from a smoky haze of green lights, walking into Harminder Judge’s performance cum installation is like walking into a game of laser quest crossed with a satanic disco. The focal point … Continue reading

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A Woman Alone at #73 Tabard Theatre

A one-woman show starring Daniela Lavender, A Woman Alone is an unusual duologue performed only by one person. Talking to her neighbour, who we cannot see, this is a woman who has been put under house arrest by her own … Continue reading

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The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida

Written for Whatsonstage.com With three cold-hearted women at its centre, it’s initially difficult to warm to David Eldridge’s new play. All three have addictions of some kind: Lucy has a drug problem, her older sister Angela is a workaholic, and their … Continue reading

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74 Georgia Avenue at #72 New End Theatre

Written for Whatsonstage.com  A one-act play by American writer Murray Schisgal, 74 Georgia Avenue is an intriguing and surprising two-man play. Taking place in the house of Joseph and his wife, the peace is unexpectedly disturbed by an unknown visitor, Marty. … Continue reading

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A Bold Stroke for a Husband at #71 Bridewell Theatre

The Bridewell’s Lunchbox Theatre series is proving popular: on a Wednesday lunch time there’s a good crowd of people assembled to watch Little Bear Theatre’s production of A Bold Stroke for a Husband. A 40 minute version of Hannah Cowley’s … Continue reading

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Winterlong at Soho Theatre

Written for TheatreFix Winterlong, the first play from Bruntwood Prize-winning playwright Andrew Sheridan, is an ambitious and intriguing drama about Oscar, a boy who is repeatedly rejected by those around him. Beginning at the moment when Oscar’s pregnant teenager mother … Continue reading

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Throats at #70 The Pleasance

Are you a fan of Beckett? So is Gerald Thomas. Watching Throats is an odd experience to say the least. It’s an oddly adept production of a terrible play. It’s hard to give anything in the way of background or synopsis, … Continue reading

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