REVIEWS

Katie Crowder

Renny Krupinski The Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Moxie Under Fire The Oldham Coliseum Studio, Oldham 08 September 2015 to 12 September 2015 [Large 6603b03f f43e 414a a12f c98fd6f7f7a9] Poster for Katie Crowder The Oldham Coliseum makes a welcome addition to the number of Manchester theatres with a Studio space in which to host more intimate… Continue reading

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

Lady Macbeth Rewrites the Rulebook

Ian C. Mercer Lady Macbeth rewrites the rulebook by Broads with swords theatre company is a clever remixing of Shakespeare with a touch of Buffy and Tomb Raider. Set in the 23rd Century, it sees Amazonian ex-Cyberkiller Tara Loft (wonder where they got that name from?!) protecting the Jewel of Life, the source of all life… Continue reading

Lady Macbeth Rewrites the Rule Book

The Scotsman Creator Renny Krupinski is a leading UK stage-fight master and has dubbed his young cast “Broads with Swords”. Keeping the daggers, fists and feet flying, his show is part old-school Footlights revue, part Red Dwarf. The choreography is deft, and the snappy interplay between pentameter and Tara’s game-speak is hilarious. 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