Blood Harmony – Traverse Theatre

https://youtu.be/PUUW8Ys-OkM Written by Matthew Bulgo Direction & Choreography by Jonnie Riordan and Jess Williams ★★★★ Death, politics, sex, famine, puppets, identity, metamorphosis, puppets, circuses, musicals, cost-of-living, immigration, and puppets. The Festival Fringe is a lot. And sometimes – the humbleness of uplifting stories with spectacular visuals and harmonies is precisely the tonic we need to … Continue reading Blood Harmony – Traverse Theatre

Counting and Cracking – Lyceum Theatre

https://youtu.be/e8GUE_SExvM Written and Associate Direction by S. Shakthidharan Director and Associate Writing by Eamon Flack ★★★★★ Without a steady foot on the ground, two young lovers’ cross paths one late night/early morning – neither with any roots within their place of study in New South Wales. Sat beneath the still warm night sky, under a … Continue reading Counting and Cracking – Lyceum Theatre

A Summer of Spring – White Cobra Theatre

Written by Vivian C. Lermond Directed & Edited by Martin Borley-Cox ★★★ With theatres and rehearsal spaces closed, a firm favourite (audio dramas) have benefitted from a revitalising breath thanks to their accessible nature. Returning with another such drama, award-winning White Cobra presents a family drama centred around the sympathetic experiences and tensions between two … Continue reading A Summer of Spring – White Cobra Theatre

Uncorked – Netflix

https://youtu.be/s0sZtjE2MXg Written & Directed by Prentice Penny USA/2020/104 minutes On the subject of wine, The United States not only seems intent on procuring a namesake for their product, but American cinema too has a steadily dripping reserve of films where vineyards sit as a central theme. For every Bottle Shock or Sideways, which take a predominately middle-class approach, there … Continue reading Uncorked – Netflix

The Breadwinner

https://youtu.be/SnpBc8YvGpk Directed by Nora Twomey Written by Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis Gloriously direct, “The Breadwinner” (2017) turns the patriarchal trope of a sole provider into an unflinching tale of a young Afghan girl’s determination, fear and resilience under Taliban rule in 2001. Based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, who returns to write the screenplay, “The Breadwinner” … Continue reading The Breadwinner