Author Archive: Uther Dean

Uther was one of the two arts editors in 2009. He was the horoscopier and theatre writer in 2010. Alongside Elle Hunt, Uther was coeditor in 2011.

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Zac and Miri Make a Porno

Zac and Miri Make a Porno

by / 02/03/09 / [ 3 Comments ]

Zack and Miri Director Kevin Smith has recently become addicted to the chronicling of his life. He updates his blog (My Boring-Ass Life) every day, detailing almost every move, including awkwardly detailed rundowns of his masturbatory routine and technique. Every week he records a podcast with his producer Scott Mosier. These consist of them talking [...]

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Henry V

Henry V

by / 02/03/09 / 1 Comment

There is a mistake often made in modern productions of Shakespeare. The directors always seem to confuse making something relatable with making something cool. Clear expression of the text is forsaken for leather and guns, yelling and lasers. It’s all Baz Luhrmann’s fault. Henry V director David Lawrence has never been one to make this [...]

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Turbine

Turbine

by / 02/03/09 / 1 Comment

The SEEyD theatre company have, over the past few years, carved out a nice little niche for themselves as the makers of a very personal kind of political theatre. They take very intimate and human looks at the small scale repercussions of the otherwise huge impersonal issues they analyse. With Turbine, they turn their eye [...]

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Once Upon a Time in Aro Valley

Once Upon a Time in Aro Valley

by / 02/03/09 / No Comments

Once Upon a Time in Aro Valley is allegedly aimed at 25-and-up males. This is not entirely accurate. It’s aimed at homophobic, misogynist 25-and-up males. Writer/Director Tza Drake seems to have set out to write Guy Ritchie meets The Big Lebowski meets a fervently masturbating ADHD six-year-old. He does not seem to have considered the [...]

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Colony! and GRIMM

Colony! and GRIMM

by / 18/02/09 / No Comments

Colony! Devised by the Cast Directed by Willem Wassenaar Tutored by Sophie Roberts with Jack Buchanan, Ally Garrett, Tai Berdinner-Blades, Imogen Zino, Hayden Frost and Sophie Hambleton GRIMM Devised by the Cast Directed by Willem Wassenaar Tutored by Sophie Roberts with Bea Joblin, Ben Crawford, Stella Reid, Emerald Naulder, Zac Kerr, Jack Buchanan and Ali [...]

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The Intricate Art of Actually Caring

by / 11/02/09 / No Comments

There is no reason to not see The Intricate Art of Actually Caring. It is worth skipping work, it is worth ditching friends, it’s worth breaking out of prison. It is amazing. It is profoundly good. If you like theatre, you have to see it. You have to see it the way you have to [...]

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Betrayal

Betrayal

by / 09/02/09 / No Comments

Betrayal Written by Harold Pinter Directed by Ross Jolly with Toby Leach, Danielle Mason, Jason Whyte and Daniel Armstrong Circa 24 January – 21 February 2009 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Altruists

The Altruists

by / 22/01/09 / No Comments

Written by Nicky Silver Directed by Gene Alexander with Desiree-Rose Cheer, Mel Dodge, Ben Fransham, Gareth Ruck and Leon Wadham Bats, 7pm, 21st to 31st of Jan 2009. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Becoming the Courtesan

Becoming the Courtesan

by / 19/01/09 / No Comments

Written and Performed by Jamie Burgess & Karen Anslow Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford Bats Theatre 10 – 17 January 2009 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Empty Pleasures

Empty Pleasures

by / 15/09/08 / No Comments

‘In all the human race not one trace left of my dream.’ Empty Pleasures, the third season of works to come out of the directing course THEA 304, is a triptych of darkly comic plays about the bittersweet gap between wish and reality, expectation and execution. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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