There isn’t a linear plot or story in The Language of Kindness, rather it’s in the individual moments between an unwell person and their nurse where this piece has its emotional power.
One of the early entries into the lockdown theatre world was Breach Theatre’s It’s True. It’s True. It’s True: Artemisia On Trial. After some time on furlough it’s now back online and available to watch again.
The BBC film version of a Renaissance rape trial is powerfully resonant, relevant and a riveting watch.
Overall, Kandinsky showcases a fascinating story delivered with great imagination in Dinomania, but it feels too rushed and needs further development to cover the story and Mantell’s discovery in more detail to make more of an impact.
Dinomania at the New Diorama Theatre is a compelling, musical story of a man willing to lose everything in the fight for scientific progress.
The story of It’s True, It’s True, It’s True at the Diorama Theatre is in itself fascinating and highly relevant to current concerns, but director Billy Barrett and dramaturg Dorothy Allen-Pickard have created much more than a simple retelling.
Theatre company Kandinsky has created a play in Still Ill that not only shows what it’s like to experience a neurological disorder, but also the rigmarole one faces when trying to get answers.