REVIEWS

The Alphabet Girl

Edinburgh Festival 2015 London Theatre Guide 15th August 2015 The Alphabet Girl   Space on the Mile      **** This monologue play by Renny Krupinski serves as an excellent showcase for actress Kaitlin Howard while offering a good share of character insights, surprises and comedy as well. Howard plays three members of a family – a contemporary… Continue reading

The Alphabet Girl

Kaitlin Howard winner Best Fringe Performance at Manchester Theatre Awards 2015 Philip Larkin famously coined a phrase describing the way in which parents unintentionally warp the lives of their offspring. According to ‘The Alphabet Girl’, by Renny Krupinski, Larkin didn’t know the half of it. In the present day Ivy Winner (sole performer Kaitlin Howard)… Continue reading

Who do you call?

D’Eon Traverse,Edinburgh The Scotsman 26/11/10 Who will ensure that the swordplay in your production of The Three Musketeers is authentic? There’s only one man to call IT’S ONE thing the Traverse deciding to put on a non-festive family show at Christmas. And it’s one thing getting acclaimed playwright Chris Hannan to write it. It’s another… Continue reading

Bare

Already with a Fringe First 2010 under their belts, BareBack Theatre brings a grim, but realistic drama to the stage about low-lives, illegal fighting and greed. The strong cast is flawless, several performers portraying a number of different characters, always with integrity. The gritty story unfolds with the utmost realism, never glossing over any subject… Continue reading

Bare

Darkchat Having spent most of the festival enjoying Press, 2 for 1 and half-price tickets it was quite a rarity for this reviewer to pay full-price for a show. “Bare”, however, more than re-paid this investment. The play started in the queue with promoter Arden tearing the tickets before you entered the arena (theatre). With… Continue reading

Bare

Suite 101 Bare is Renny Krupinski’s uncompromising, gritty drama set in the north of England, following the fighting career of Rick “Skinner” as he delves deeper and deeper into the dark world of bare-knuckle fighting, working for the comically evil fight promoter-cum-gangster, Arden. The first thing the audience notices is the energy with which the play… Continue reading

Bare

Bareback theatre ‘Bare’ depicts a criminal world fuelled by bloodlust and money – by raw, unbridled aggression and hefty wads of ill-gotten, gambled cash. The play introduces us to family man Rick whose brute strength attracts the shrewd business eye of bare-knuckle fight orchestrator Arden. Rick’s descent into violence is rapid and grim. This show… Continue reading

Bare

Broadway Baby Bare – shocked, appalled, elated. ‘Bare’ is a visceral, compelling and engaging piece of theatre, filled with moments of breathtaking violence. It tells the story of Skinner, a man who is drawn into the world of bare-knuckle fighting, and tells it through scenes, monologues, and the best stage-fighting at the Festival. Skinner’s story… Continue reading

Bare

The List Hard hitting drama Gritty, violent theatre set in the world of bare-knuckle boxing from BareBack Theatre. The sharp writing and fantastically choreographed fight scenes wouldn’t have half the impact without the strong central performances, from writer/director Renny Krupinski as slippery agent/promoter Arden and Paul Michael Giblin as fighter Skinner ‘The Killer’, who gets… Continue reading

Bare

The Stage Written, produced, directed, choreographed by and starring the same person, is often a warning flag for fringe shows, but in the case of Renny Krupinski’s Bare the combination is legitimate, the product of a writer who knows exactly how he wants his vision to take shape and who has the talent in all… Continue reading