The Inspectors Call – Everything Theatre Review

Gary MerryDirecting, Reviews, The Inspectors Call

‘Outstanding’ piece of theatre exploring the relationship between schools and Ofsted I have a tremendous amount of respect for teachers. Whenever I hear someone express anything remotely along the lines of ‘teachers shouldn’t get all those holidays’ or ‘I work as hard as any teacher and I don’t get all that time off’ it’s all I can do not to … Read More

The Inspectors Call – Younger Theatre Review

Gary MerryDirecting, Reviews, The Inspectors Call

‘A Must See Show’ Whether it stirs memories from your school days, highlights your concerns as a parent or re-awakens your more nightmarish days working in a school, there isn’t one person who won’t be able to identify with The Inspectors Call in some manner. Peter Campling’s play looks at how the phrase ‘what’s best for kids’ is thrown around … Read More

Mosquito Day – The New Scientist Review

Gary MerryDirecting, Mosquito Day, Reviews, Writing

Reality bites at Malaria Tea Dance Mosquitoes, malaria and the Charleston. These were the topics of conversation buzzing in the air at the Malaria Tea Dance on Friday, held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in celebration of World Mosquito Day – the anniversary of Ronald Ross’s discovery of malarial parasites in the Anopheles mosquito on … Read More

1905 – Morning Star Review

Gary MerryDirecting, Reviews, The New Factory

Make space for political theatre Zoe Corbyn reports on The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor and its extraordinary large-scale free theatre events. “Maggots in the soup!” The puppeteers’ chants grow louder and louder as a camera made of cardboard zooms in on angry toy sailors throwing their tyrant captain overboard. A director screeches instructions in Russian through a giant megaphone. … Read More