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October 3, 2014

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre

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Alecky Blythe’s new production is verbatim theatre in its purest form. Playing real characters at the heart of the London Riots in 2011, actors relay ‘verbatim’ the language, accents, stutters, and timing of recordings that Blythe collected on the streets and in meetings that year. This play sits somewhere between journalism and theatre, dropping the audience directly into the heart of the riots. As a concept it works well, the…

If we are to have a future, we need a new economic model.

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Regardless of how you may feel about the UN’s current penchant for a celebrity spokesperson, Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech at the UN Climate Summit was pretty insightful. While I feel that the focus on climate change instead of sustainability is misguided, or perhaps just an oversight (see last week’s blog), his words still ring true when considered in a general sense. Moving towards a sustainable future is about more than switching…