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Harold and Maude, Charing Cross Theatre – Review

Credit: Darren Bell

Pros: Sheila Hancock owning the stage, with a good foil in Bill Milner. Cons: Lacks a bit of sparkle. Harold (Bill Milner), a nineteen year old early Emo type, attends funerals in his leisure time and has such a predilection for staging suicide and self-mutilation for the benefit of his mother (Rebecca Caine), that she has grown accustomed to and irritated by these episodes.  Harold’s trips to the therapist (Christopher Dickinson) do not seem to be having any effect so her next ...

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The Crystal Egg Live, The Vaults – Review


Pros: The set and the performance of Carolina Main as Anna-Jacoby. Cons: At times it dragged a bit and needed to be about 15 minutes shorter. Written in 1897, H G Wells’ vision of constantly being watched resonates still, especially when one has walked to The Vaults past the many CCTV cameras in and around Waterloo Station. This may well have been the original story about an object taking over someone’s personality, but as the concept has been used many times since it is not as novel as ...

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