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‘A masterclass in storytelling’: Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People – Creation Theatre (Online review)

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With the gimmicks stripped away, what’s left in Creation Theatre’s Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People is a masterclass in storytelling which, while not exactly heartwarming, does manage to leave the audience with a reminder that even in the darkest of times, we are not alone.

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PERCY – Southwark Playhouse

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The highlight of the evening was Tom Collinson’s Percy, directed by Natasha Rickman. Percy, a man in his 50’s, has dedicated his working life to one store, and one section; The Kitchen. Every item known and loved with intricate detail, Percy’s loyalty and routine is what ends up getting him into trouble with the new boss.

TWELFTH NIGHT – Rose Playhouse

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Shakespeare liked to play around with ideas of male and female. From cross-dressing to multiple identities, appearances are never quite what they seem on his stage. So it’s fitting then, that Natasha Rickman decided to run a little gender experiment. Each night, the cast take on either a role of their own gender, or the opposite. Add to that, the cast jump between different parts as the show goes on, sometimes within the same scene. All in all, in order to make it an effective performance, the acting needs to be impressive in order to break down the walls of believability to make the audience buy into the shifting identities of the people before us. And they do.