Review – Sophocles’ Ajax by Maria Makenna
Dec30

Review – Sophocles’ Ajax by Maria Makenna

A  daring way to stage an ancient Greek story of honour. Sophocles’ Ajax, directed by Maria Makenna for Esmond Road Productions was performed at the Space on 5 – 10 December 2017. In the original version by Sophocles Ajax is a story of Honour among heroes in ancient Greece. Made blind with rage by the goddess Athena who wants to punish him, Ajax, the strongest warrior in the Greek army, kills a flock of sheep in the belief that...

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Review – Mayra Stergiou’ s “At the Heart of Things”
Dec15

Review – Mayra Stergiou’ s “At the Heart of Things”

At the Heart of Things, by Mayra Stergiou, Cockpit Theatre as part of the Voila Festival 2017, London. At the Heart of Things, directed by Mayra Stergiou, that took part to the last edition of the Voila Festival at the Cockpit Theatre, is a truly enjoyable, sensitive piece of dance theatre about a girl questioning her own identity and sexuality. Is there anything such as an easy age in our society? One would expect being young is the...

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Rachel Whiteread at the Tate Britain
Nov15

Rachel Whiteread at the Tate Britain

Celebrating over 25 years of Rachel Whiteread’s internationally acclaimed sculpture UNTIL 21 JANUARY 2018 One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Whiteread uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space. Her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental. Born in London in 1963, Whiteread was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in...

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Review – Cecilia Gragnani‘s show Expat Underground
Nov11

Review – Cecilia Gragnani‘s show Expat Underground

It’s easy for a foreigner living in London to sympathise with the feelings of the protagonist of Cecilia Gragnani’s show Expat Underground. The thrill for a young professional coming from abroad to the most dynamic city in Europe, the comforting feeling of being relatively close to your country of origin, as well as the adventurous ambition of restarting your life afresh, away from family and every single cultural brick that composed...

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