I Run, Vault Festival

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by Christina Bulford

Grief is something that we must all experience at some point in our lives, but that fact alone does not in any way prepare us for it.

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Frankenstein, Battersea Arts Centre

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by Gregory Forest

Frankenstein is a tour de force.

A choral, beatboxing, rap-infused version of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Battersea Arts Centre’s ‘live concept album’ manages to entertain and analyse our world in equal measure.

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Richard III, Alexandra Palace

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by Louis Train

There’s an annoying trend among artists to draw explicit parallels between historical texts and the present day, tossing around words like ‘prescient’ and ‘timely’, and finding hints of Brexit in Arthur Miller plays like religious fanatics spotting the face of Jesus on toast. That’s not to say, however, that we can’t find broad reflections of our world in old stories: people are still people, just as interesting, lovely, and ugly as they ever have been.

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