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Anthony Skuse directs POMOMA by Alistair McDowall @ Kings Cross Theatre

 

There are only three potential kinds of scene, that hold together the structure of the plot of most plays, with fights, negotiations, seductions. Written with fire, and without the need for contrivance, POMOMA is a quickly paced and interesting journey of discovery of seven millennials, living in Manchester England.

The playwright was very mindful of audience when writing, fact versus fiction, and he has created a disturbing version of troubled life, of morals ignored but with a more singular story, all the better to ring true, easily articulating the small and important details of their lives, being fully brought to account.

 

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DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A RESPECTFUL MODERN TAKE

Despite the evident time of year, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a play cleverly out of joint.  First impressions provide an audience with context.  There are Christmas pines upside down, rope lit with electric white.  Yet, darkly at the head of the stage, the gloomy mirror dims their reflection.

This A CHRISTMAS CAROL is modern yet classic, contemporaneous yet true to its literary historical roots.  In addition, it has a wide appeal.  Both for those who revel in the season and those, like me, who try and avoid it.  It’s seriously comic is places and serious in others.  Thematically it enriches the watcher and touches the heart and I can enjoy that whatever the milieu and whenever the time of year. Continue reading DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A RESPECTFUL MODERN TAKE