Thursday, 14 November 2013

Hype Machine Soulmates: HEARTS - Wings (Shlohmo Remix)

Beginning with a glow of synth, as if you've stepped into an electro cathedral, Shlomo's remix of this Summer staple never lets up on the washed out vibes. The LA producer has cut out all of the bounce from the original and slowed the vocal, leaving a vague sense of menace, like a summertime party gone on that little bit too long.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Sunstroke, an original project developed by Belka Productions, has the dual aims presenting Russian texts to English audiences (the overarching aim of the company) and a new goal of using more physical elements and inventive staging than in previous productions. The latter is achieved brilliantly, with projections facing one another across a sand-covered stage. Sadly, the presentation of the Russian texts, short stories by Chechov and Bunin, misses out on some potential impact in a slow first half, although much is regained in a clever and well-paced denouement.

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

A Doll's House

Carrie Cracknell’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s1879 classic play, A Doll’s House, transfers to the West End after a critically acclaimed run at the Young Vic, and loses none of its ability to captivate, shock, and provoke debate.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Sweet Bird Of Youth

This summer brings the revival of the tragic American raconteur – a figure hiding his past through the combination of cynical manipulation and wilful self-delusion, enjoying an overblown lifestyle until the edifice crumbles around them. Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby explores the lavish ends to which a character will go to create the illusion, but this production of Tennessee Williams’ 1959 play far better highlights the tragedy at its end.

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