REVIEW: 1984 – RedTIE Youth Theatre

In a recent poll, 42% of Britons surveyed admitted to lying about having read George Orwell’s 1984 in order to appear more intelligent and cultured, an appropriate irony given the classic novel’s preoccupation with the disturbing malleability of ‘truth’. Personally of course, I’ve always counted it among my all-time favourite reads – but then, that’s…

REVIEW: Just A Few Words – Stammermouth

It seems unfair to label a piece of theatre like Just A Few Words ‘important’, a description often associated with dry, joyless productions that take themselves far too seriously. But Island-raised Nye Russell-Thompson’s one-person show about a young man dealing with a stammer certainly is important, precisely because it is the opposite of all that: warm, inclusive, playful, poignant, and very, very funny.