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Review: Ockham’s Razor’s Tess

Review: Ockham’s Razor’s Tess

A mesmerising spectacle that not only does the novel justice, but itself deserves genuine applause.
Amie Bawa

Ockham’s Razor’s Tess Ockham’s Razor is unbounded in its imagination as it tells the story of Tess of the D’Ubervilles through a circus-adaptation, sweeping you away with its unparalleled brilliance. Directed by Alex Harvey and Charlotte Mooney, an ensemble of seven...

These Demons

These Demons

A captivating illustration of Jewish demonology within eighty-five minutes.
Amie Bawa

Rachel Bellman’s play, These Demons, comes to life in an unkempt cottage set, staged at Battersea’s Theatre503 in London. A dark comedy-horror, These Demons is a layered piece that explores Jewish demonology, an arguably niche subject not often depicted in theatre,...

Ben Target: LORENZO

Ben Target: LORENZO

A pleasure to dip into Target’s world and experience love and loss through his lens.
Amie Bawa

A cup of coffee and the question ‘What is your fantasy death?’ A unique welcoming as you enter the set of Ben Target’s Lorenzo, though one that aptly sets the successive warmth and whimsical tone of the evening. Directed by the late Adam Brace, the Edinburgh fringe...

Snakehead – Review

Snakehead – Review

The Medusa myth is re-imagined by playwright Samuel Rees.
Amie Bawa

Directed by acclaimed playwright Samuel Rees, Snakehead is a palatable piece of gig-theatre, offering a refreshing re-examination of the Greek mythology tale, Medusa. Over the generations, the story of Medusa depicts the snake-haired woman as a monster, with a...

The Silkworm Keeper, by Deborah Swift

The Silkworm Keeper, by Deborah Swift

The next in the Italian Renaissance series is 'captivating'.
Amie Bawa

The Italian proverb ‘Old sins have long shadows’ is tactfully used at the beginning of Deborah Swift’s sequel The Silkworm Keeper. Where Swift’s first book in the series, The Poison Keeper, exhibits the nefarious activities of poisoner Giuila Tofana, the sequel sees...

Black Ice, by Corie Mapp

Black Ice, by Corie Mapp

The inspirational story of a wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan
Amie Bawa

It is remarkable that, when facing tragedy and devastation and against all odds, there are individuals out there able to discover inner strength and emerge victorious on the other side. Corie Mapp is one such individual and his book Black Ice is the account of his...

The Lifeline, by Deborah Swift

The Lifeline, by Deborah Swift

A novel set in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War Two.
Amie Bawa

Following her two previous wartime saga’s, Past Encounters and The Occupation, historical novelist Deborah Swift has created another striking and impressive World War II account in her latest novel The Lifeline. Swift navigates a story of threatened romance, political...