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Nuclear War, Buried & Graceland, Old Red Lion Theatre – Review

Triptych is probably one of the lesser known entries in the theatrical lexicon; it is a set of three associated artistic, literary or musical works intended to be appreciated together. Which is more or less what we got with this latest offering from the excellent Old Red Lion Theatre. Comprised of three plays; Nuclear War, Buried & Graceland draws together common themes exploring life and death in the very broadest sense. However, they are very distinct pieces but no less ...

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Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre – Review

Both the Bridewell Theatre and its resident company Sedos are largely hidden gems. Quietly tucked behind Fleet Street they continuously produce high quality plays and musicals. Their latest, Ragtime, is a remarkable achievement for an amateur company at a fringe venue. A simple wooden set easily adapts to every scene, while excellent costumes add genuine authenticity; all of which provide a credible snapshot of New York in the early 20th Century. Sitting close to the dividing curtains stage left I ...

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