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Much Ado About Nothing, Park Theatre – Review

William ShakespeareDirected by Andrew Shepherd ★★★ Pros: A mostly appropriate concept and some excellent performances in a brand-new venue make for a lovely evening. Cons: Whilst nothing was bad about this production, it wasn’t particularly notable, either. Some of the comedy did not come across very well. Our Verdict: Whilst it was a Christmassy, well-crafted performance, there was no laugh-out-loud comedy. Overall, it was a safe production. Credit: Louisa Lewis Park 90 is an intimate thrust space in London’s newest ...

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Arabian Nights, Blue Elephant Theatre – Review

Directed by Jennifer Rose Lee★★★★ Pros: This show is sure to put a smile on your face. It’s physical comedy at its most physical and comedic. Cons: The set and costumes aren’t particularly inspiring. This show is contemporary in its interpretation of Arabian Nights, so the scenery and wardrobe didn’t need to be so traditional. Our Verdict: Well conceived, genuinely humourous, and executed with confidence and energy. Courtesy of Blue Elephant Theatre Arabian Nights was amusing from the moment it ...

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The Shape of Things, Arcola Theatre – Review

Neil LaButeDirected by Samuel Miller ★★★ Pros: Some very good acting with strong and clearly identified character development. Cons: Not the most exciting play, and the subject matter felt a bit dated. Our Verdict: A safe and solid production with a good narrative arc, but which failed to build up to an satisfying finish. At school, we used to have to go to church every week. One time, after singing a particularly inane hymn, I slumped back down onto the ...

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