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In The Heights, Stockwell Playhouse – Review

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Pros: The main characters were phenomenal, especially for being ages 16-21. Not a note, dance move or line out of place. Truly professionals. Cons: The band was way too loud and drowned out the performers. In The Heights, the popular musical by Lin Manuel Miranda, has been chosen by RicNic Theatre Company for their summer show. It tells the story of a group of Latinos living in Washington Heights, New York and the journey they all take, learning about themselves, each other and their ...

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In The Wake Of, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre – Review

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Pros: Well written, well thought out script. It deals with serious and relevant issues faced in today’s society. Cons: The pace is slow and monotonous in some areas. Extra detail could have been paid to direction in the first half of the play, as there sometimes seemed to be no justification for some of the characters’ actions and movements. In The Wake Of, by Michael Black, is a new play by Faded Ink Productions. It tells the story of Rob (Mickey ...

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Coconut, Ovalhouse Theatre – Review

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Pros: Kuran Dohil’s professional stage debut is brilliant and side-splittingly funny. She captivates the audience with her powerful stage presence. Cons: Does well to avoid sweeping generalisations, but includes some religious stereotypes, especially in the portrayal of convert Simon. Guleraana Mir’s play Coconut tells the story of twenty-something Rumi, a Muslim ‘coconut’, brown on the outside, white on the inside. Rumi is a pork-scratchings-and-vodka kind of girl, instead of the modest girl her family and community want her to be. Just when she thinks she’ll never find ...

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