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Being Norwegian @ The Old Fitzroy Theatre

Katy Curtain as Lisa
Inset pic- Actress Katy Curtain. Featured pic- David Woodland as Sean and Katy Curtain as Lisa in ‘Being Norwegian . Pic by Pollyanna Nowicki

Why haul yourself out in the middle of Winter for a 9.30pm show that only runs 30 minutes? Because it’s fun! That why. You’ve done sillier things for entertainment so make a night of it and head to Brevity Theatre Company’s current production, BEING NORWEGIAN, at the Old  Fitzroy theatre.

In this late night offering, security guard Sean finds himself alone with the young and vibrant Lisa in his new, as yet unpacked , flat. He is unsure, twitchy and nervous and she is flighty, sexually aggressive and …well… Norwegian. Perhaps he is latently Norwegian too. I certainly felt distinctly Nordic by the time I left the theatre. Continue reading Being Norwegian @ The Old Fitzroy Theatre

FULLY COMMITTED

Nick Curnow stars in the solo piece, FULLY COMMITTED
Nick Curnow stars in the solo piece, FULLY COMMITTED Pic Katy Green Loughrey

As far as one-man shows go, they don’t get much more frenetic than FULLY COMMITTED.

Written by Becky Mode and set in a dilapidated, windowless office in the basement of an award-winning Upper East Side Manhattan restaurant, this quintessentially New York piece premiered in 1999.

The play centres around Sam Peliczowski, an aspiring actor stuck in a hideous job manning the restaurant’s phone lines while the city’s glitterati and wannabes enjoy all the luxury upstairs.

Sam is forced to field a seemingly endless number of calls from every imaginable clichéd New Yorker, some of whom will do anything to land that dream table.

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WITTENBERG

Lana Kershaw as the Eternal Feminine and Alexander Butt as Hamlet in WITTENBERG. Pic Katy Green Loughrey
Lana Kershaw as the Eternal Feminine and Alexander Butt as Hamlet in WITTENBERG.
Pic Katy Green Loughrey

This production of David Davalos’s WITTENBERG is a fast-paced, witty triumph of a play in which the views of an unformed young Hamlet (Alexander Butt) are bounced around between the worldly John Faustus (David Woodland) and the earnest Martin Luther (Nick Curnow). No surprise then that Hamlet spends much of the play in his tennis togs and in one high-energy scene imaginary tennis balls are volleyed at him thick and fast.

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