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Deadline Day, Theatre N16 – Review

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Pros: An intense and compact drama, the scope of which explores a lot more than just The Beautiful Game. Cons: Some choices aren’t clearly defined enough to fully realise the script’s potential. Liverpool legend Bill Shankly is often quoted as having said “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” In John Hickman and Steve Robertson’s Deadline Day, football’s ...

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My World Has Exploded A Little Bit, Ovalhouse – Review

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Pros: A refreshingly original production, perfectly balanced and completely absorbing. Cons: You’re probably going to cry. You are going to die. A morbid start to any review, I know, but it feels appropriate when writing about a show which so unflinchingly confronts mortality in the way that this one does. Not only that, but during the early stages of My World Has Exploded a Little Bit I was asked to turn to my neighbour and remind them of this inevitable truth (and the same was ...

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All Our Children, Jermyn Street Theatre – Review

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Pros: An engaging and meticulously researched script, combined with superb performances, make for a genuinely harrowing story. Cons: Needless sound effects and some unwieldy dialogue diminish the overall power of the piece. To my shame, this was my first visit to the Jermyn Street Theatre. On the strength of this visit, it won’t be my last; the theatre is welcoming, comfortable and damned accessible by public transport. Interestingly, to get to the theatre’s toilets you actually have to go across the stage and through ...

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