Tag Archives: Cressida Brown

RE:Home @ The Yard Theatre Review

Ten years have passed since Offstage Theatre performed their first production HOME which instantly gave them commercial success when it became a feature on Channel 4, ITV and BBC TV news. It was a play made by the community of the Beaumont Estate in Leyton East London  and set inside one of the condemned towers prior to its demolition. Now, on the tenth anniversary of the demolition, OffStage have revisited these voices with this new adaptation of RE:HOME at Hackney Wick’s the Yard Theatre.

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Caught @ The Arcola Theatre (VOLTA International Festival) Review

Christopher Chen‘s new play, Caught, presented as part of the Arcola‘s VOLTA International Festival is a thick, false-bottomed guillotine of a play, that betrays its audience again and again, sweeping legs out from underneath everyone at every turn.

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Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between Art and Politics @ The Underbelly Topside (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Director Cressida Brown has commissioned work from eight renowned playwrights to create Walking the Tightrope. Performed by four actors taking on multiple roles, the production is formed of a collection of short plays written in response to the cancellation of three cultural events in Summer 2015. These were cancelled due to the political friction that was caused – or could have potentially been caused – by their going ahead. However, what Brown’s show questions, without attempting to find an easy conclusion, is whether we should be able to put such limitations on art.

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