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Bj McNeill

Bj McNeill

Originally from Sydney, Bj is a writer, director and performer. Artistically he focuses on exploring feminist and LQBTQ+ stories. He is joint artistic director of No Offence Theatre under which he has directed Things That Do Not C(O)UNT and the critically acclaimed Torn Apart (dissolution). He is a regular contributing director for HerStory Feminist Theatre Festival. As a playwright Bj finished his second play Cornflake Girl in 2017 and has recently been commissioned to write another for Barbara Housman’s all female ensemble Dangerous Space. He is also a deviser and performance artist performing recently at Prague, Amsterdam and Edinburgh Fringe festivals with the show The Rules Of Inflation.

The Movies in my Mind
21 Nov
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Bj McNeill

Review: Cazeleon’S THE MOVIES IN MY MIND at The Glory

The Movies in my Mind A captivating, multidimensional & camp endeavor of identity, self-discovery &acceptance backed by killer vocals. All glamour on first glance The Movies In My Mind strips away the glitter (or in Cazeleon’s case, the grey), serves us current gender & identity politics & reminds us that drag is not just an artifice but a life, liberation & most of all empowering.

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13 Aug
Reviews
Bj McNeill

Review: SOUNDS AND SORCERY at The Vaults

Sounds and Sorcery is an enticing, enjoyable and visually layered production that is for adult and child alike. Whether it is the family you are taking or your inner child you are bringing out for the evening there is something for all ages (even an open bar). This multimedia immersive has winsome lighting and distinct set design accompanied by the brilliant score recorded by the wonderful Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nutcracker Suite featuring human-sized plant life in <strong />The Vaults presents Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney FantasiaNutcracker Suite featuring human-sized plant life in The Vaults presents Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney Fantasia. Credit Hanson Leatherby

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Naomi Sheldon - Good Girl - Trafalgar Studio (photo by Felicity Crawshaw)
22 Mar
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Bj McNeill

Review: GOOD GIRL at Trafalgar Studios

Naomi Sheldon - Good Girl - Trafalgar Studio (photo by Felicity Crawshaw) Naomi Sheldon stars as GG in her writing debut GOOD GIRL, a feminist journey from 1995 to the present day. The show could benefit from more creative direction, yet it remains an ardently acted one-woman piece that beckons the audience to question; why are women forced to fit in, be good or behave? GOOD GIRL begins to explore the isolation that we face from not always being exactly like everyone else.

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Smile Upon Us, Lord
08 Mar
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Bj McNeill

Review: SMILE UPON US, LORD at The Barbican

Smile Upon Us, Lord One of Russia’s most esteemed theatre companies Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre brings its anticipated production; SMILE UPON US, LORD to the Barbican. After witnessing over three hours of this epic there is no wonder why this company is held in high esteem. Vakhtangov State Academic have a rich and experienced history; and they bring it all into this production.

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