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PROJECT BESTFRIENDSHIP. ENORMOUS INTELLIGENT THEATRICAL FUN.

Featured image: The cast in rehearsal for PROJECT BESTFRIENDSHIP

For heaven’s sake just give them a grant!

PROJECT BESTFRIENDSHIP is a meta-theatre exploration of what it’s like not to have a grant.  The brainchild and nurtured silliness of three indie theatre stalwarts, Ang Collins, Charles O’Grady and Eliza Oliver, the production sprang from a meeting of theatrical minds and has found itself, rather bewildered and blinking, on the stage at The Joan.  Determinedly allusive, it is winning and whimsical and strikes a perfect whinge and whine balance.

Mind you: I would say that wouldn’t I?  Because they really don’t like reviewers and I don’t want to end up starring in their show … allegorically speaking. Continue reading PROJECT BESTFRIENDSHIP. ENORMOUS INTELLIGENT THEATRICAL FUN.

ARE WE AWAKE? : OF HEALTH AND QUIET BREATHING

On the face of it, the show currently playing at the Kings Cross Theatre is a domestic drama.  Set in one location, a loving couple are united against an invisible enemy.  That is until a complication arises.  Will they stay together, or will this impediment drive them apart.  It’s classic melodrama isn’t it?  But not here. ARE WE AWAKE? is a confluence of alternative dialectics about love, disability and identity molded, without rage, into a thing of beauty. Continue reading ARE WE AWAKE? : OF HEALTH AND QUIET BREATHING