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REVIEW: A Mad World My Masters, Barbican Theatre ✭✭

REVIEW: A Mad World My Masters, Barbican Theatre ✭✭
A Mad World My Masters Barbican Theatre 5 May 2015 2 Stars Book Tickets "It seems to me like a virtually lost comedy classic - quite apart from being, beyond doubt, the filthiest play I've ever[...]

REVIEW: Matchbox Theatre, Hamsptead Theatre ✭✭

REVIEW: Matchbox Theatre, Hamsptead Theatre ✭✭
Matchbox Theatre Hampstead Theatre 2 May 2015 2 Stars BUY TICKETS "Well, it didn't even start life as a book. Every time I got ideas for short plays I wrote them and they gradually piled up ove[...]

REVIEW: Product, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: Product, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭
Product Arcola Theatre 4 May 2015 3 Stars In her preview, for The Guardian, about the Arcola's current revival of Mark Ravenhill's 2005 play Product, Laura Barnett said: "Written in 2005,[...]

REVIEW: The Twits, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭

REVIEW: The Twits, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭
The Twits Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre Below April 28, 2015 2 Stars If you happen to find yourself on the underground anywhere near Sloane Square near show times this month you may be alongs[...]

REVIEW: The Merchant Of Venice, Shakespeare's Globe ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: The Merchant Of Venice, Shakespeare's Globe ✭✭✭✭
The Merchant of Venice Globe Theatre 30 April 2015 4 Stars Of all of Shakespeare's plays, The Merchant Of Venice is one about which most people have an opinion. The story of the Jew, Shylock, wh[...]

REVIEW: Ah, Wilderness!, Young Vic Theatre ✭✭

REVIEW: Ah, Wilderness!, Young Vic Theatre ✭✭
Ah, Wilderness! Young Vic Theatre 25 April 2015 2 Stars There is a symphony of sand. Sand is everywhere, pouring out of the door frames for a house. Things are buried in the sand, become une[...]

Fanny And Stella at Above The Stag

Fanny And Stella at Above The Stag
Daring to be different may well be considered acceptable in modern times but spare a thought for Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park, two cross dressers in Victorian England. Showy and theatrical on [...]

Mess Headlines Imaginate Before Touring

Mess Headlines Imaginate Before Touring
Olivier Award nominee, Caroline Horton, will revive her 2012 hit Mess for audiences of children and young people on the main stage of the Traverse Theatre as part of Scotland’s Imaginate Festival befo[...]

Teddy Comes To Southwark Playhouse

Teddy Comes To Southwark Playhouse
Snapdragon Productions and Theatre Bench will present Teddy, a new musical world premiere by Tristan Bernays and music by Dougal Irvine at the Southwark Playhouse in June. The time is 1956. It'[...]

REVIEW: No Milk For The Foxes, Camden People's Theatre ✭✭✭

REVIEW: No Milk For The Foxes, Camden People's Theatre ✭✭✭
No Milk for the Foxes Camden Peoples’ Theatre 22 April 2015 Review by James Garden 3 Stars It’s that time of year—for political theatre to come out in full swing and shout from the mountain[...]

REVIEW: Closer To Heaven, Union Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Closer To Heaven, Union Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Closer To Heaven Union Theatre 25 April 2015 4 Stars There is a dirty bar to the right, the kind that you remember from your adolescence, that first time you bravely/timidly went with mates/[...]

REVIEW: Abyss, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭

REVIEW: Abyss, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭
Abyss Arcola Theatre Studio 2 4 Stars Many years ago I visited Berlin shortly after wall came down. I have always had an interest the homes and work-places of writers and composers, so after [...]
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