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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The House of Bernarda Alba – Cervantes Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

The play subliminally hints at the insuperable attraction between men and women, that no conditioning can overcome. The non-verbal lure of the masculine ‘other’ calls to the women.

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INSIDE PUSSY RIOT – Saatchi Gallery by Michael Davis

Even though officially the oppressive Soviet regime ended at the end of 1992, under Vladimir Putin’s leadership the practises of the KGB era still endure and in terms of the sorts of civil…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PHOENIX RISING – Smithfield Meat Market ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Phoenix Rising isn’t your average play. Written by Andrew Day and directed by Maggie Norris, it takes place in an underground car park beneath Smithfield meat market and uses the whole are…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE BLACK EYE CLUB – Bread & Roses Theatre by Michael Davis

Marking their third anniversary, the Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham is currently running a poignant play that takes a familiar issue and turns it on its head. Written by Phil Charles …

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Friday, November 17, 2017

NO PLACE LIKE HOPE – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Given a non-custodial sentence, 17-year-old Becca (Holly Donovan) has to spend to her community service cleaning in a hospice. Initially getting off on the wrong foot, Becca ends up striking…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

PICASSO – Playground Theatre ★★★ by Michael Davis

Marking the inaugural show at the Playground Theatre in west London, Picasso by Terry d’Alfonso takes place in the Afterlife, where the artist is met by three of the many women in his life.

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FLYCATCHER – Hope Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Absurdist: Like a Lynchian movie, Gregg Masuak's Flycatcher doesn’t spoonfeed answers, but it gives its audience plenty to think about.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

I.E.D. – Theatre N16 by Michael Davis

Captain Agnes Bennett (Safron Beck) is very efficient at her job. As a Army Notification Officer, it is her duty to personally meet with relatives whose family have died while in active serv…

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OTHELLO – West End (NYT) by Michael Davis

Asides from the contemporary setting, the one thing that sets the NYT production apart from others is the sheer energy that all the performers exhibit. While allusions to West Side Story may…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

THREE MOTHERS – Waterloo East Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Interweaving three monologues that take place in different countries and years, there is a thread that unites the respective experiences – not unlike The Hours or Fluff Productions’ Worl…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

SUBMIT? and US (DOUBLE BILL) – Matthew’s Yard by Michael Davis

Hailing originally from Australia, Ladies Stories Productions has recently showcased a double bill of plays at Matthew’s Yard in Croydon. Written by Laura and Amy Toledano and directed by …

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

INSIGNIFICANCE – Arcola Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

st as playwright James Graham has made a name with plays based on recent real events with a political dimension, similarly, a recurring theme within Terry Johnson’s oeuvre is the untold st…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

BETWEEN A MAN & A WOMAN – Etcetera Theatre by Michael Davis

Without a doubt, Scott James’ Between A Man And A Woman is an ambitious play. Addressing domestic abuse head on, the play spends as much time with the friends and family as the couple in q…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

SKIN TIGHT – Hope Theatre ★★★★★ by Michael Davis

Based on Dennis Glover’s poem The Magpies, Gary Henderson’s Skin Tight has its own lyrical quality, with certain lines and references alluding to larger ideas and themes. Set in New Zeal…

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

THE CASTLE – The Space ★★★★ by Michael Davis

In Howard Barker’s play The Castle, like after the Second World War, a group of men return from the Crusades to find their home ‘unrecognisible’. Unfettered by formal hierarchies, a ma…

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