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Anything That Flies, Jermyn Street Theatre – Review

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Pros: This is a well-constructed production, at times charming, at times heart-breaking. Cons: Both acting and story become increasingly repetitive, interfering with the play’s ability to be at all memorable. We are in a flat in Belsize Park in 1991. Books, art prints, classical sheet music, old-fashioned furniture and other bric-a-brac are scattered about, whilst Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor Opus 25 plays. Otto Huberman, a dotty old man who is obviously the flat’s sole inhabitant, listens ...

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The Test, White Bear Theatre – Review

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Pros: Thought-provoking questions are raised in this well-staged drama. Cons: Unnatural performances, an attempt to explore far too much and an unconvincing sci-fi story let this play down. In Ian Dixon Potter’s play The Test, computer scientist Dora may be about to succeed in one of the great technological endeavours of our time – creating an artificially intelligent consciousness that can pass the Turing Test by being distinguishable from, and more like a human than, a computer. Though her colleague ‘The Professor’ is sceptical ...

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