Read more about the article REVIEW: The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre (2021)
Clare Perkins as Alvita (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre (2021)

Yet large chunks of her Control Your Man toolkit are given to Alvita to voice without apparent irony or comment. Marry for money, Treat them mean, Deceive them, Shame them, Make them work hard at sex, (which for her appears to be exclusively heteronormative).  Above all, Take control. She nearly loses control over the Fifth husband, but finally breaks him and takes it back.

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Read more about the article REVIEW: NW Trilogy, Dance Floor, Life of Riley and Waking/Walking at the Kiln Theatre (2021)
Life of Riley Chris Tummings as Riley (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: NW Trilogy, Dance Floor, Life of Riley and Waking/Walking at the Kiln Theatre (2021)

All three plays feature people coming to live in or near the London Borough of Brent in North West London.  Together they tell us about the diversity of today's demographic in this part of London.   The set, a telephone box with a poster about Enoch Powell and his " Rivers of Hate" speech ties all three plays together.

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Read more about the article REVIEW: The Invisible Hand, Kiln Theatre (2021)
Daniel Lapaine as Nick Bright (Photo: Mark Douet)

REVIEW: The Invisible Hand, Kiln Theatre (2021)

The situation for Nick Bright (Daniel Lapaine) is pretty desperate. He is a banker who when riding in his boss’s car was kidnapped by an Islamist extremist group. He is being held as a prisoner manacled in a breeze block cell and 10 million dollars is demanded as his ransom. We hear about the beheading fate of a Western journalist and the graphic video they released.

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