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for a previous production "An uneven play; perhaps writer and director Karlton Parris has been inspired by the seaside setting to offset the drama with saucy humour...The gags are good but the routine goes on so long that the end of Act One is reached before the theme of the play has become clear. More significantly, the humour and the drama do not blend well together...Not a subtle play; the characters do not converse but rather make lengthy speeches at each other.” Full Review
for a previous production "The text is both brutally direct and opaque, almost lyrical, but constantly disturbing... Farber does not limit the play to being a recitation. Her approach is imaginative...'Nirbhaya' is a powerful play that is shocking for all the right reasons." Full Review
for a previous production "It is hard to work out the audience that 'Returning to Reims' might have been intended to satisfy...It may be considered radical to offer a theatrical production that seems better suited for a radio monologue or a TV documentary but it is hardly satisfying...There is a lack of passion in the reading almost as if the company are completing an obligation to feature the extracts rather than trying to convey the author’s bewilderment at the political direction taken by the working class." Full Review