Review: Love from Carmen at Chickenshed
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by Liz
2M ago
Inspired by a 2022 visit to Matthew Bourne’s Car Man, Chickenshed’s latest production is a modernised adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen, set in a refugee camp ten years from now. Having already lost their homes, and… More ..read more
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Review: Tess at the Peacock Theatre
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by Liz
4M ago
Thomas Hardy and circus are perhaps not two terms you’d usually hear in close proximity, but Ockham’s Razor defy all expectation with their adaptation of Hardy’s 1891 novel, Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Atmospheric, evocative and… More ..read more
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Review: Oh No It Isn’t! at the Jack Studio Theatre
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by Liz
5M ago
The appeal of pantomime is a difficult thing to explain to those who haven’t grown up with it. The same few stories, featuring the same jokes, often performed by the same people, year after year… More ..read more
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Review: Splinter at the Jack Studio Theatre
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by Liz
6M ago
Martha Loader’s new play tackles a devastating topic with sensitivity and at times brutal honesty. Splinter is the story of Maggie (Henri Merriam) and Jac (Sarah Livingstone and Caroline Rippin), who are the very definition… More ..read more
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Review: The Toymaker’s Child at Chickenshed
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by Liz
6M ago
One of the best things about Chickenshed’s annual Christmas show is that it somehow manages to be both reassuringly familiar and at the same time, full of creativity and surprises. This year, their 21st century… More ..read more
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Review: The Elephant in the Room at Theatre at the Tabard
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by Liz
6M ago
A lot goes on in Peter Hamilton’s new tragicomedy, The Elephant in the Room – but oddly it feels at its strongest when not much is happening at all. It’s in these quieter moments that… More ..read more
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Review: Breaking the Castle at the Old Red Lion Theatre
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by Liz
7M ago
The most striking aspect of Peter Cook’s powerful one man show Breaking the Castle is its authenticity. When the protagonist David tells you what it’s like to take drugs, you don’t need to have read… More ..read more
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Review: The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me at King’s Head Theatre
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by Liz
1y ago
What do you do when you’re young, single – and literally the only gay in the village? Written and performed by Rob Ward, one-man show The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me introduces us to Dom,… More ..read more
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Review: Kitty in the Lane at Jack Studio Theatre
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by Liz
1y ago
Written and performed by Áine Ryan, Kitty in the Lane is almost mesmerising in its intensity. In her isolated family home in the Irish countryside, accessible only by a two-mile lane, Kitty is waiting for… More ..read more
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Review: It’s a Motherf**king Pleasure at Soho Theatre
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by Liz
1y ago
After a surprisingly (to them) successful stint at this year’s Vault Festival, disability-led FlawBored Theatre return with It’s a Motherf**king Pleasure, their razor-sharp satire on all things ableism. And yes, it is indeed a pleasure… More ..read more
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