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The Understudies

On this particular afternoon, as suggested by the audience, The Understudies named their fully improvised musical Greenhead and Her Travels. By some miracle, the musical – which opened with an...

Sal

Mick Kitson’s Sal tells the story of two young Scottish sisters who escape from their neglectful mother and abusive stepfather, running away to attempt to survive in the woods. Skilfully addressing...

Café Voices: Sheroes

Cafe Voices: Sheroes’ was a charming event held in celebration of International Women’s Day. One by one, volunteers from the audience stood up to tell a story, sing a song or recite a poem about...

The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan is indescribable, and not because of its ability to render the reader speechless. Attempting to understand the plot is like getting blood from a stone....

Broken Hearts

New to the world of spoken word poetry, I sat down to Poetry Circus’ ‘Broken Hearts’ fearing an evening of excessively tragic laments and elegies to lost love. Instead, I saw...