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Whitechapel: Suspects, Lunatics and a Leather Apron, Ultimate Recreation – Review

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Pros: Simple plot, but an intricate design which leaves room for plenty of discovery! Cons: Potentially difficult to find. Whitechapel as, you may have already suspected, is an immersive theatre experience about the murders committed by Jack the Ripper in the late 19th century, which remain unsolved even today. Sounds scary, right? Well it definitely did to me, though I admit I’m someone who genuinely gets scared by their own shadow. But I would like to say to all other ...

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Joan, Ovalhouse – Review

Joan

Pros: Laugh-out-loud funny, with catchy tunes. An interesting retelling of history. Cons: Not enough drag for me! It’s not very often I come across drag king shows, which is primarily the reason why I was drawn to Joan. For those who don’t know a drag king is (often but not always) a woman who dresses up in masculine clothing to personify gender stereotypes. This approach to a retelling of Joan of Arc’s story seemed to me like a unique way to merge drag, cabaret ...

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