2.5-⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2018 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Love on a Blue Canvas, 1890’ by The Blue Moon Theatre Company

2.5 Stars

(Performed in August 2018 – Review published in November 2018)

There is a place for melodrama in the theatrical world, but it is perhaps the easiest style of drama to mess up. I myself have flubbed melodrama with a fringe show before now (you live and learn), and know how tawdry and painful things can get if you’re not careful.

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2.5-⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2018 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Beep’ by Afterthought Theatre

2.5 Stars

(Performed in August 2018 – Review published in November 2018)

Beep was…well it was a play with issues, and quite a lot of them I think. It felt very much a work-in-progress in need of some heavy revision and rethinking. The premise of all men being fitted with a chip that beeps when they lie was very promising but fell rather flat in the end.

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2.5-⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2018 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Face 2 Face’ by Two Stones One Bird

2.5 Stars

“Technology is bad, m’kay”.  That seems to be essentially what this show boiled down to. It was heavy handed and shallow with a very tired message that  I’m kind of sick to death of seeing media use. The entire thing has an unpleasant air of shallow smugness, determined to paint anyone the slightest bit appreciative of modern tech as rude, unpleasant, and unlikable. It’s not just the message isn’t even a good one, it’s also just how heavy-handedly the play forces that message down your throat. It’s unrelenting and poorly handled with the characters you’re meant to like and root for coming across as insufferably self-righteous.

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