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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HALF BREED – Soho Theatre by Laura Kressly

This is a beautifully made one-woman show in which Natasha Marshall plays all the characters, but chiefly Jaz, a 17-year-young woman of mixed African and British parentage.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DEADCLUB™ – The Place by Laura Kressly

Co-directors Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg have created a piece of theatre which might be the closest I have ever felt to being in a dream whilst awake and not under the influence of p…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

BULLISH – Camden People’s Theatre by Laura Kressly

Asterion wanders through the night, in a world that doesn’t really fit them. The minotaur of Greek myth, Asterion is the only one of their kind to exist. Asterion is bull-ish, neither …

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Friday, September 15, 2017

THE MAGIC FLUTE – Soho Theatre by Laura Kressly

Late one night, a couple fights in bed. After falling asleep angry, Tamino fitfully dreams of a nightclub, a beautiful girl and a quest to save her.

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CORIOLANUS – Rose Playhouse by Laura Kressly

In Shakespeare’s battle-hardy tragedy, Caius Marcius is rebranded Coriolanus after defeating the Volscian army at Corioles.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

EYES CLOSED, EARS COVERED – Bunker Theatre by Laura Kressly

Alex Gwyther’s Eyes Closed, Ears Covered is a slippery play that continuously raises questions. We’re immediately presented with Alyson Cummins’ concrete-grey, angular set, suggestive …

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

THE NASSIM PLAYS – Bush Theatre by Laura Kressly

Inspired by the humour and spontaneity that comes from cold reading, Nassim Soleimanpour has developed what has become his trademark style of reflective, personal writing performed by an act…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

THE NIGHT PIRATES – Rose Kingston by Laura Kressly

You’re fast asleep in your bed, in a small English town. Then some mysterious noises outside wake you, and on looking out your window you discover a gang of pirates is trying to steal your…

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

BRITNEY SPEARS: THE CABARET – The Other Palace by Laura Kressly

There’s a song for every Britney phase and mistake, combined with anecdotes (both fact and fiction). At times, it even manages to be a little bit poignant, but ultimately it’s fast-paced…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ME & ROBIN HOOD – Royal Court Theatre by Laura Kressly

Shon Dale-Jones and Hoipolloi’s Me and Robin Hood has admirable intentions in aiming to raise awareness and money for charity ‘Street Child’.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

TALK RADIO – Old Red Lion Theatre by Laura Kressly

First produced Off-Broadway in 1987, Eric Bogosian’s brilliant drama has finally been produced in London for the first time by Covent Garden Productions and the Old Red Lion Theatre.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Ten a penny? Three shows inspired by Shakespeare at #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

In a festival that worships the new and the innovative, Shakespeare adaptations are surprisingly ten a penny at the fringe. Many are school groups, though there are some from professional co…

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PALMYRA – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Two men glide around the floor on small wheeled platforms. Like children, belly down on skateboards, they relish the speed and inability to control their paths.

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Is there a style of comedy that Steen Raskopolous hasn’t mastered? Having found the Australian comedian as half of improvisation duo The Bear Pack, I knew how quick-witted he is.

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SAGAR MEGA DRIVE – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Sonic was always my go to when playing Sega, but Fiona Sagar has got a slightly different cast of characters to choose from in her show Sagar Mega Drive.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

NO SHOW – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Five women enter the space ready to perform. They are circus performers. But they aren’t just going to do dainty, pretty tricks with big smiles.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

HEATHER – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Harry receives a children’s book manuscript from an unknown writer, Heather Eames. Impressed, he wants to discuss an advance, rights and making her book the Next Big Thing, but Heather’s…

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Submission & Sarah, Sky & Seven Other Guys – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

A British Pakistani Muslim tries to reconcile his faith and family with his love of men and clubbing. A gay guy and his straight female BFF share a flat, a mutual adoration for classic films…

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A SUPER HAPPY STORY (About Feeling Super Sad) – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Rotterdam's Jon Brittain has another success on his hands. This time, he teams up with composer and pianist Matthew Floyd Jones and they endow a story of depression with care and hope.

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EVER NEVER – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

You can travel through time on a plane if your trip is long enough to cross time zones. But how far back or forward can you go? What if you could, dream-like, revisit the people you’ve los…

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THE CLASS PROJECT – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord speaks with an accent that she stole. Her family all have Wolverhampton accents, but her parents’ decision to send to private school meant that she adopted a voice th…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

LOOT – Park Theatre by Laura Kressly

To honour the 50th anniversary of his death, this is the first time we get to see Joe Orton’s original version of the Loot script before the Lord Chamberlain censored it prior to the 1966 …

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

THE LAST RESORT – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Cuba Libres in hand, we are invited to pull up a deck chair and enjoy our own private beaches. Two friendly hosts promise us a relaxing, all-inclusive stay at Guantanamo Bay Resort – but g…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

PARTY GAME – #EdFringe Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Laura Kressly

I have reservations as soon as I walk into bluemouth’s new immersive party show at the Wee Red Bar. Primarily because there aren’t many people there – never a good sign for a party.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

EGGS COLLECTIVE – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Eggs Collective are after the #bestnighteva with this joyful show modeled on the great British night out. Gold sequinned dresses, blue eyeshadow, and WKD by the bucketload are vital ingredie…

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SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Ava is fascinated by human beings. Not just generally, but in the academic, evolutionary sense. She’s also going through a tough time and needs a break, so she’s on the pull.

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BOX CLEVER – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Marnie’s a 22-year-old single mum from Bermondsey and every day is a fight at the moment.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

MINE – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

A woman falls asleep in front of the telly waiting for her teenaged son to come home. Instead, the police knocking on her door wakes her up at 3 am. Her son’s fine, but he’s done somethi…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Milly Thomas’ Brutal Cessation + Dust – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Actor and writer Milly Thomas is an unstoppable force refusing to shy away from tough material. Her two shows at the fringe are stylistically different from each other, but both are similarl…

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BOURGEOIS & MAURICE – Soho Theatre by Laura Kressly

Thank goodness that global warming is just a myth and skins are shed to reveal ridiculous nude allusion onesies.

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LISTS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD – #EdFringe by Laura Kressly

Things that are good about Lists for the End of the World 1. It’s funny, sad and moving all at once 2. Though the concept is simple, it’s structurally dynamic

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