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Saturday, September 22, 2018

‘A captivating world of magic and mystery’: ARABIAN NIGHTS – Hoxton Hall by Liz Dyer

Arabian Nights is highly recommended for an evening of high-quality escapism and entertainment, presented by a talented and incredibly hard-working cast – with a little help from some seri…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

‘Powerful new adaptation’: BLOOD WEDDING – Omnibus Theatre by Liz Dyer

Federico García Lorca’s rural tragedy Blood Wedding gets a distinctly urban makeover in George Richmond-Scott’s powerful new adaptation.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

‘We feel the fear, pain & grief’: AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME – The Hope Theatre by Liz Dyer

And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank doesn’t allow us to shrug it off so easily, though – in no small part because the production was personally requested by Ho…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

‘A powerful playwriting debut’: THAT GIRL – Old Red Lion Theatre by Liz Dyer

Written by and starring Hatty Jones, That Girl is the story of a young woman who still hasn’t quite figured out who she is or where her life is going.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

‘The production’s biggest success is its excellent cast’: HAMILTON (LEWIS) – King’s Head Theatre by Liz Dyer

Hamilton (Lewis) by Fiona English and David Eaton, freshly returned from Edinburgh to the King’s Head, tells the somewhat less epic story of – you guessed it, British Formula 1 star Lewi…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

‘Hard to fault the show in terms of performance’: SUMMER HOLIDAY: THE MUSICAL – Touring by Liz Dyer

Long before the Inbetweeners movie was even thought of, there was Summer Holiday, the classic 1963 film in which Cliff Richard and The Shadows enjoyed a far more innocent – but apparently …

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

‘The personal story of the characters is intriguing to watch’: EROS – White Bear Theatre by Liz Dyer

Set in the 90s, Kevin Mandry’s Eros takes us back to the early days of the internet, and into the studio of Ross Black (Stephen Riddle).

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

‘A deeply poignant look at one young woman’s devastating personal journey’: HOW TO SAVE A LIFE – Theatre N16 by Liz Dyer

Written and directed by Stephanie Silver, How To Save A Life is the story of Melissa (Heather Wilkins), who’s just learned she’s got cervical cancer after going to the doctor with an emb…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

‘I hope they’ll take away a sense that arguments are rarely black & white’: Kevin Mandry on his play Eros at the White Bear Theatre by Liz Dyer

Writer Kevin Mandry’s new play, Eros, is a topical three-hander at the White Bear Theatreabout the female body, consent and agency, set in the 1990s at the dawn of the internet.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

‘For swashbuckling family fun this summer, look no further’: THE THREE MUSKETEERS – St Paul’s Church by Liz Dyer

For swashbuckling family fun this summer, look no further than Iris Theatre’s The Three Musketeers. Set at the beautiful St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, the largely open-air productio…

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Friday, August 17, 2018

‘Witty & insightful’: LOVE LAB – Tristan Bates Theatre by Liz Dyer

Love Island meets Big Brother meets Black Mirror in Sam Coulson’s Love Lab, which sees two singletons locked in a room together for seven days in an attempt to make them fall in love.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

‘Laugh-out-loud funny, at times unashamedly filthy’: GETTING OVER EVEREST – Tristan Bates Theatre by Liz Dyer

Getting over a break-up is never easy. But when you’ve spent ten years – a third of your life – building a future with the man who’s just unceremoniously dumped you, recovery can fee…

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

‘She is dark, she is dangerous & she is covered in blood’: Actress Hannah McClean becomes a Ladykiller at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe by Liz Dyer

Most recently seen in London with the Offie-nominated Coconut, The Thelmas makes its Edinburgh debut with Ladykiller by Madeline Gould, which opened at The Pleasance on 1 August 2018 and fea…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

‘I have always been struck by the power of music to communicate a depth of emotion’: Miriam Gould brings her show Empty Room to the Camden Fringe by Liz Dyer

Miriam Gould is a theatre-maker, performer, musician and writer. This month her first solo show, Empty Room, comes to the Camden Fringe, drawing on Gould’s own experience and family histor…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

‘Successfully hits the emotional mark’: BLUEBIRD – The Space by Liz Dyer

It might be 20 years old, but Simon Stephens’ early play Bluebird could have been written yesterday – and not only because of the many very apt references to the stiflingly hot weather.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

‘Colourful, funny & thought-provoking show for all ages’: MR STINK – Chickenshed Theatre by Liz Dyer

Chickenshed is a company that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Mr Stink is a story about a homeless man who’s befriended by a 12-year-old girl – the only person who bothers to tal…

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Friday, July 27, 2018

The Lampoons present their ‘thumpingly hilarious non-stop comedy-horror’ in House on Haunted Hill by Liz Dyer

Meet The Lampoons – also known as Tina Baston, Adam Elliott, Josh Harvey and Oliver Malam – who’ve spent the last two years sharing their own unique brand of B-movie mayhem with London…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

‘I’m thrilled that it’s helping dent the stigma of depression a bit’: Milly Thomas discusses her critically acclaimed solo show Dust by Liz Dyer

Milly Thomas is a London-based actor and writer whose solo show Dust is about to transfer to the West End, following critically acclaimed runs at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and London’…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

‘Uncomfortable & devastating’: THE WHITE ROSE – Brockley Jack Theatre by Liz Dyer

Best known for their adaptations of literary classics, Arrows & Traps has taken a different approach in their latest production, The White Rose.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Ouroboros writer & performer Charlotte Fox by Liz Dyer

In her debut solo show Ouroboros (named after an ancient symbol that depicts a snake eating its own tail, in an eternal cycle of renewal), writer and performer Charlotte Fox tackles society…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

‘Will keep you guessing to the end… and beyond’: LOCKED UP – Tristan Bates Theatre by Liz Dyer

Locked Up, a tense two-hander, is both the professional London debut of writer Heather Simpkin and the first full-length play from emerging theatre company Bear in the Air Productions.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘Can’t wait to see what the company does next’: FLESH & BONE – Soho Theatre by Liz Dyer

Flesh and Bone is an affectionate, entertaining and unapologetically irreverent tribute to a community that’s much more than a caricature, and has plenty to say for itself if only anybody …

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Monday, July 16, 2018

‘More than enough to keep us gripped throughout’: FAT JEWELS – Hope Theatre by Liz Dyer

Temperatures soar in more ways than one in Joseph Skelton’s Fat Jewels, a dark and deeply unsettling tale of abuse, manipulation and mental fragility.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

‘A female-led story that needed to be told’: Ross McGregor on writing The White Rose at the Brockley Jack Studio by Liz Dyer

Next week marks a new chapter for Arrows & Traps, as they present The White Rose, the first original play written by Arrows founder and artistic director Ross McGregor.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

‘Everything about the central performance rings completely true’: BOXMAN – Blue Elephant Theatre by Liz Dyer

Beautifully performed by Reice Weathers, it’s essential viewing and a powerful counterpoint to the anti-refugee rhetoric to which we’re so frequently and depressingly exposed.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

‘A great show that thrills and entertains’: PEEPSHOW – Underbelly Festival by Liz Dyer

There’s a reason Circa is known as the rockstars of the circus world; the company certainly knows how to put on a great show that thrills and entertains.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

‘Starting a conversation about mental health’: Thematic Theatre’s Liam Ashmead & Laura Shoebottom by Liz Dyer

Liam Ashmead and Laura Shoebottom are the co-founders of Thematic Theatre, a company they set up last year to specialise in new writing.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

‘Traditional with a bit of a twist’: THE TEMPEST – St Paul’s Church by Liz Dyer

I’d recommend The Tempest to anyone looking for a traditional Shakespearean production with a bit of a twist. While it may not bring us any radical new interpretations of the text, it does…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

‘Needs a bit of polishing’: SON OF A PREACHER MAN – Touring by Liz Dyer

This musical differs to what we’ve come to expect; it’s not “Dusty Springfield – The Musical” but a story written by Warner Brown featuring Springfield’s catalogue of 60s hits.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

‘Sweet, funny & with a powerful message’: KNOCK KNOCK – RADA Festival by Liz Dyer

Sweet, funny and with a powerful and very topical message for audiences of all ages, Knock Knock packs a surprising emotional punch.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

‘Unique & quietly thrilling’: BELLY OF THE WHALE – Touring by Liz Dyer

When all the elements are brought together, the result is a show that’s innovative, entertaining, and mesmerising in more ways than one – and because it’s neither too long nor too scar…

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