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What doesn’t come through strongly is a resonance with the modern world. There’s not much to connect the 17th-century actors’ problems to those of today...Nevertheless, for sheer silliness and gross-out humour, I can see this being a big fringe hit. Full Review
Jasmine Lee-Jones’ comedy about social media, racism and colourism crackles with energy. It blends fire and humour, memes and quotes from Black Twitter into a moving manifesto about racial oppression and appropriation. Full Review
for a previous production "Powerful and incredibly moving, 'Nirhbaya' prises open the crack that the real life event caused, in getting women to speak out about their own experiences of abuse...Farber's compelling language, layered onto the real stories, is mostly violent, angry, poetic and a bit sweary... Farber's message is clear; this is a collective problem and we – men and women – must speak out." Full Review
"There was maybe a braver and more controversial point to be made here about how diverse casting still has a way to go. But the play skirts around this issue and feels like a missed opportunity to make a more powerful point about today’s entertainment industry." Full Review
Brown’s writing, paired with Alan Strachan’s direction, does a good job of balancing levity with the seriousness of the subject. I would have preferred less of an educational feel, but others might appreciate this. Full Review
Nonetheless, it’s very enjoyable, and the cast is clearly having a brilliant time, which rubs off on the audience. Though it lacks cohesion at times, this is surely one of the more vibrant interpretations of The Tempest of recent years. Full Review
After a slow start and meandering set-up, the plot emerges...It’s only in the second half that the action really ramps up, with a big plot twist, a poisoning and a compellingly weird scene set in Dreamland with a cameo from Sleepy the dwarf. Full Review
for a previous production "Pig and Runt's language is part-Cork, part made-up and their conversation is ribald, slang-filled, funny, and poetic all at once...The pair's affection for each other, and zest for adventure is so infectious...I was grinning happily along with them...Both actors bring alive the emotional intensity of being a teenager and living for the moment, but also the struggle that exists when who you are is pitched against who you want to become and the two don't measure up. Go see it." Full Review
for a previous production "It might be the uneven pacing or it could be that everyone is just too damn happy in the face of tragedy, but it’s often hard to feel truly moved by these characters...The sprawling narrative is hard to fit in a musical mould, so characters lose nuance and some intimate moments are played to the front...The combined effect is that we’re missing the details...The lightening up of the original story doesn’t always sit well." Full Review