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Theatrefullstop is now a website!

Hi everyone,

You may all be wondering why there hasn’t been any posts on here for a while now and the reason is because after 3 years, and due to all of our readers support, we have now become a website.
Thank you all so much for staying with us and believing in what we do, it’s strange not being a blogger company anymore but we’ll never forget our roots. To continue on the journey with us, visit: http://www.theatrefullstop.com, hope to see you there!

Many thanks and here’s to the future,

Lucy Basaba and the Theatrefullstop team!

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Win a pair of tickets to immersive show ‘CUT’ at the Vaults!

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Home to the most exciting theatre events in London, The Vaults shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to championing the immersive theatre scene. Making it’s way to London, having won The Best Theatre Award at The Adelaide Fringe 2015 and the Underbelly Adelaide Awards, CUT will promise to have audience members sat on their edges of their seats…

 

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Network of Independent Critics Co-Founders Laura Kressly and Katherine Kavanagh speak to Theatrefullstop about the innovative scheme!

With the world’s biggest theatre festival, the Edinburgh Fringe fastly approaching, thousands of performers will be making preparations to showcase their work at the iconic event.  Alongside performers, theatre critics will also be drawing up their lists of must see shows from the vast line up, whether they write for national newspapers, or their own independent sites. Founders of the Network for Independent Critics, Laura Kressly and Katherine Kavanagh are making it possible for the likes of talented independent critics to cover this year’s festival. Read on to find out more about the innovative scheme! Continue reading

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25 Stories @ The Blue Elephant Theatre Review

Fringe has come to London, in the form of a solo standup comedy show, hosted by The Blue Elephant Theatre, in Oval. Situated within a residential area this theatre emanates fringe in every way possible. In this solo show of literature, short stories and standup, Alex Watts discusses fan fiction, classic literature and presents his own writings, in a humorous yet informative way.

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Transports @ The Pleasance Theatre Review

Moving from a place that you have grown up in for years can be one of the most difficult experiences you’ll have to face. It’s one thing moving house, city or country due to seeking  a change from the environment around you, however it’s another thing if the social and political climate you once deemed as being safe has now given you no choice but to flee. Welcome to Pipeline Theatre‘s Transports, a timely piece shedding a subtle light on the impact of immigration on those who have been forced to leave their previous lives behind.

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Shakespeare on Film with Ian McKellen @ The BFI Review

“400 years on, Shakespeare’s plays continue to dominate stages worldwide, mostly of course in translation, challenging actors, directors, designers and audience.” Ian McKellen. BFI presents Shakespeare Lives, the biggest ever programme of Shakespeare in the UK and across the world, in collaboration with the British Council. In this two month long festival, there will be an international tour of 18 British films, new 4k restorations, and of course landmark films by Laurence Olivier, Orson Wells and Kenneth Branagh. In this introduction event, Shakespeare on Film, the BFI does not disappoint showcasing iconic film adaptations, the legend that is Ian McKellen and an in-depth analysis of adaptations over the years.

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Artistic Director of tiata fahodzi, Natalie Ibu speaks to Theatrefullstop about this year’s Tiata Delights Festival!

imageIn 1997, Femi Elufowoju Jr. pioneered the first theatre company in the UK to specialise in producing works focusing on voices hailing from the African diaspora and heritage. Challenging preconceived ideas perpetuated by mainstream media, tiata fahodzi, meaning ‘theatre of the emancipated’ offers a platform for the playwriting stars of tomorrow to unveil a range of perspectives on what it means to be African in the UK. 18 years on and it’s current Artistic Director, Natalie Ibu celebrates almost a year with the forward thinking theatre company. As Natalie prepares for this year’s tiata delights festival, Theatrefullstop are lucky enough to speak with her about what the festival has to offer, why she was drawn to becoming tiata fahodzi’s Artistic Director and offers advice to aspiring theatre makers.

Hi Natalie! tiata fahodzi will be hosting the tiata delights festival on Saturday 7th November. How are you feeling ahead of the event?

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Master of the Macabre @ The Vaults Review

Master of the Macabre bills itself as the most horrifying magic show in London. This is possibly true, though the play is competing within a relatively select niche… Set in the eminently atmospheric Vaults in Waterloo, this one-man show depicts an ominous story of sibling rivalry, punctuating the tale with frequent, suitably sinister, sleights of hand.

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL| FESTIVAL PORTRAITS| JULIETTE BINOCHE

What is theatre? I’m sure the answer is different for everyone. Whether it’s therapeutic, a means of entertainment, escapism, or a tool to addressing social and political ills, a hobby, a passion… we’ve all had an experience of theatre in some form or other. Edinburgh International Festival is set to liven up the historic city of Edinburgh with an array of performances and exhibitions from some of the world’s exciting creative talents. What better way to learn about the inspirations and motivations of performers and creatives than to listen to their thoughts via Festival Portraits. Introducing Academy Award winning actress, artist and dancer, Juliette BinocheContinue reading

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL| FESTIVAL PORTRAITS| ROBERT LEPAGE

What is theatre? I’m sure the answer is different for everyone. Whether it’s therapeutic, a means of entertainment, escapism, or a tool to addressing social and political ills, a hobby, a passion… we’ve all had an experience of theatre in some form or other. Edinburgh International Festival is set to liven up the historic city of Edinburgh with an array of performances and exhibitions from some of the world’s exciting creative talents. What better way to learn about the inspirations and motivations of performers and creatives than to listen to their thoughts via Festival Portraits. Introducing Director, Playwright and Actor Robert Lepage

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