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We Wait in Joyful Hope @ Theatre503 Review

When a piece can shatter a stereotypical view and offer an unconventional lens to a situation, then you know what you are witnessing is of great importance. Theatre503 Writer in Residence, Brian Mullin delivers a powerhouse of a lead in the thought provoking We Wait in Joyful Hope.

We Wait in Joyful Hope

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Cinderella and the Beanstalk @ Theatre503 Review

It’s nearly the end of the year, and we all know what that means theatrically… cue Pantomime season, a chance for all of the best loved fairytales and Christmas inspired stories to be taken off the top shelf, dusted off, and the magical and outright nonsensical to see the light of day! Why only watch the one straightforward Panto, when you can watch a fusion of the most iconic stories ever told? Cue Sleeping Tree‘s quirky fusion of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Cinderella and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Trees, Theatre503. © Jack Sain (11)

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And Then Come The Nightjars @ Theatre503 Review

“Something sincere that takes the audience somewhere” seems to be an obvious and foolproof way of approaching your work as a playwright. It also seems rather simple. I could not find, however, a more fitting description of Bea Roberts’s work than the one she uses in this statement about her writing.

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503 Fusions @ The Theatre 503 Review

Theatre503 is the most important fringe theatre for new writing in the country. In one year alone they receive 1,500 unsolicited scripts for submission (they have an open submission policy, all year round). They put on the standard London fringe month-long performance runs – but have an interesting program of small “one-off” events. To go and see something with more of a workshop feel, with more of a “this is being created right now” aesthetic is a joy, and one so well curated by Karis Halsall over three nights in January. 503Fusions at Theatre 503 was a 70 minute long piece with four parts to it, all written by different groups of multi-talented people.

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