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Bury the Dead, Finborough Theatre – Review

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Pros: Irvin Shaw’s 1936 expressionist play about the futility of war is brilliantly brought to life by director Rafaella Marcus. Cons: This excellent staging does its best with a slightly uneven work, though the last third feels very much of its time. There’s always a lovely sense of expectation, going up the stairs to the Finborough Theatre. While the pub has recently been modernised and lost its old school atmosphere, the theatre remains unchanged and is as evocative as ever. ...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit …, Finborough Theatre – Review.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit by Halley Feiffer.
Finborough Theatre, London.

Pros: A great comic turn from Cariad Lloyd, bouncing (sometimes literally) off an equally fine Rob Crouch. Cons: It’s not a title that slips of the tongue is it!  And if the title offends, then so will the play. So let’s start by getting that title out of the way.  I mean really, why would any sane person call a play A funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Of New York? Perhaps ...

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Finborough Theatre – Venue Guide

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The Finborough Theatre www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk Seating capacity: 50 A brief history: The Finborough Theatre was founded in 1980, above the pub from which it took its name. The pub itself originating from 1868.  It soon forged its reputation as a location for new writing, and during the 1980s hosted numerous names that have gone on to become big in their own fields, from actors to writers. Why we love it: A versatile venue that can quickly be reconfigured for any type ...

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But It Still Goes On, Finborough Theatre – Review

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Pros: This never-before-seen play has funny moments and quirky characters. Cons: The meandering writing and cramped staging let it down. The Finborough, the dinky pub theatre above the plain but cosy Finborough Arms, is fond of rediscovering forgotten twentieth century plays. Sometimes, as with The Passing of the Third Floor Back last year, the attempts are charming and reasonably successful. This time, however, with war poet Robert Graves’ never-performed late-1929 play But It Still Goes On, the play feels as ...

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