Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Natasha Marshall’s Half Breed

Posted on May 25th, by Ivonne Fernandes-Bonnar in Culture. No Comments

One woman’s struggle to escape the labels that she loathes

“I want to be someone – not just that one.”

Half Breed: one woman alone on a stage, bare save for a backdrop of scattered lamps; no props, clever, subtle lighting and sound creating mood, context and location and… that’s it.

The rest is pure, raw energy from an incredibly talented young performer and writer. … Read More »



Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Pop-Up Opera at St Andrew’s church

Posted on May 24th, by Ivonne Fernandes-Bonnar in Culture. No Comments

Mozart and popular culture unite with flair in St Andrew’s church

‘Singspiel’ is a beautiful German word which translates simply as ‘a light opera with spoken dialogue’. This Mozart operatic double bill was just as charming as the word promises.

It consisted of Der Schauspieldirektor (which translates as ‘the impresario’) and Bastien und Bastienne. Modernising eighteenth-century opera is not an easy undertaking, as there may be … Read More »



Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Vinicius Salles’ Glitch

Posted on May 23rd, by Ivonne Fernandes-Bonnar in Culture. No Comments

Dance, improv and the exploration of identity

“What do you allow to touch you, to reach you, to contaminate you?”

Step into the sometimes unsettling, yet always compelling, world of ‘Mr Me’, the man with a balloon, and be prepared to question all that makes us human in the modern world.

Glitch is an intriguing piece of interactive theatre that combines contemporary dance, improvisation and audience … Read More »