Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Philosopher's Tale [2013]

Camden Fringe: The Philosopher’s Tale, Tristan Bates Theatre (***) [published on everything-theatre.blogspot.co.uk]

Pros: A highly amusing play with a standout performance by Anthony Curran. Cons: The big reveal at the end felt a little rushed. Our Verdict: The play could do with some fine polishing, but on the whole, the writing and acting was top notch. How does the saying go? “What goes on in Brighton, stays … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Philosopher's Tale [2013]

The Philosopher’s Tale at the Camden Fringe (***) [published on performancereviewed.com]

BY GREG WILKINSON ‘Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness’ said Immauel Kant and Gerald Angel, who preaches, practices and writes about fidelity, is very happy. Until one day, in a Brighton hotel room, he wakes up next to a beautiful, … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Philosopher's Tale [2013]

The Philosopher’s Tale (****) [published on femalearts.com]

BY GINA SMITH The Philosopher’s Tale is the latest from playwright Fauzia Rahman and directed by award nominated Chris Hislop, a light-hearted, slow burner about moral grounds and boundaries. There’s a sentimental challenge at the heart of the play – a question of paternity, with most unexpected confusion and consequences. The play begins with two … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Philosopher's Tale [2013]

Quandry or quagmire: The Philosopher’s Tale at the Tristan Bates Theatre (***) [published on onestoparts.com]

BY FRANCIS BECKETT A splendidly funny but flawed farce with a moral philosopher at its heart. While this funny, bouncy production is excellent fun to watch, it’s hard not to think that writer Fauzia Rahman could have mined this philosophical seam a little deeper. At the Tristan Bates Theatre. READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW ON ONE … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Philosopher's Tale [2013]

The Philosopher’s Tale by Fauzia Rahman [published in Lamp and Owl Magazine]

BY ANONYMOUS I knew I would like the play written by Birkbeck alumni Fauzia Rahman from the outset when I saw that the lead roles had been so perfectly cast. Anthony Curran who had the honour of featuring as “Eccentric Uncle” in the ‘Thanks Tim’ section of the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony plays the part … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Philosopher's Tale [2013]

The Philosopher’s Tale [published on blackpig.typepad.com]

BY JOHN MORRISON Here’s a declaration of interest: these two Camden Fringe plays are written by members of Player-Playwrights, which I chair, and our group is supporting them a small amount of funding. But I don’t see any harm in trying to blog about them as I would about any other play. The Philosopher’s Tale … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Philosopher's Tale [2013]

The Philosopher’s Tale (***) [published on viewsfromthegods.co.uk]

BY ANONYMOUS Fear not – despite the title, this play isn’t going to throw you into an existential quandary or bog you down with Kant, Wittgenstein and Heidegger. In fact, despite holding an MA in Philosophy (and one of her previous plays being an introduction to Locke, Berkley and Hume) playwright Fauzia Rahman doesn’t blind … Continue reading