Review: Ellard and Lech – Döden, Matthews Yard, Croydon

Doden - Mattias Lech and Lisen Ellard. Photo credit: Marcus Hagman As a stranger to immersive theatre, I was intrigued by Döden, from Swedish artists Mattias Lech and Lisen Ellard, as I genuinely had no idea what to expect. I was bit anxious about what it would involve, but taking myself out of my comfort… Continue reading Review: Ellard and Lech – Döden, Matthews Yard, Croydon

Review: Gill Manly and Joanna Scanlan – The Elephant in the Room, Matthews Yard, Croydon

Gill Manley and Joanna Scanlan performing Elephant in the Room. Photo credit: Croydonites Festival “One, two, three, four, there’s no pussy at the door. Check!” shout the sold-out crowd at Matthew’s Yard. And no, we are not chanting along to Croydon’s latest grime superstar, but immersing ourselves in the heartfelt and transformative ‘playsical’ The Elephant… Continue reading Review: Gill Manly and Joanna Scanlan – The Elephant in the Room, Matthews Yard, Croydon

Review: The Unthanks – Unaccompanied, As We Are, Union Chapel, London

Union Chapel, London It is a bustling Thursday evening in North London, with hordes of football fans making their way to see Arsenal play at home. But the roar of the city can't penetrate the peaceful majesty of the Union Chapel, with its huge stained glass windows lustrous in the setting sun. A perfect haven… Continue reading Review: The Unthanks – Unaccompanied, As We Are, Union Chapel, London