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Hansel and Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga, St Paul’s Church – Review

Credit: Nick Rutter

Pros: This is entertaining, creative, eye-catching and full of good moral values. Cons: The merging of two-well known stories adds a great deal of complication. As something of an Iris Theatre super-fan, I couldn’t wait to review their latest offering, a kid-friendly production of Hansel and Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga, in the charming St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. The format matches their previous outstanding productions, as the audience is led through a wonderland of stages and scenes both ...

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The Mikado, Richmond Theatre – Review

Credit: Stewart McPherson

Pros: Lively, lovely and wonderfully funny. Cons: Hard to find any. No, really, it’s very good! The Mikado can be a challenging production. An opera set in Japan but written by two Caucasian Britons in 1885, which has actors running around with names like “Nanki-Poo” and “Pooh-Bah” clearly suggests an outdated and imperial approach (even if its original intention was to satirise British politics). But don’t let that daunt you when it comes to Sasha Regan’s excellent all-male interpretation at the ...

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Combustion, Tara Theatre – Review

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Pros: A stunning performance from Shireen Farkhoy as she navigates difficult subject matter. Cons: There’s a lot to be angry about here and the arguments don’t always follow a logical flow. Tara Theatre is a lovely, warm and really beautiful theatre across from Earlsfield train station in South West London. The inside is full of beauty, with intricately carved mouldings covering the woodwork, while the theatre itself is a very raw space which perfectly suits Combustion, a hard-hitting and insightful ...

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