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Expensive Shit, Soho Theatre – Review

Credit: Eoin Carey

Pros: The message about objectification of women is powerful and originally conveyed. Cons: The parts spoken with a Nigerian accent might be harder to understand for those who don’t speak English as a first language. The objectification of female bodies is deeply ingrained in any society, regardless of continent or hemisphere. Whether in Europe, Africa, or elsewhere, a woman is often called to face situations where her qualities and dignity are overshadowed by her physical features. The wolf-whistling and out-loud ...

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Normal, Styx Theatre – Review

Credit: Kathy Trevelyan

Pros: Gripping plot, strong acting and beautiful design. Cons: The venue has character but is too wide for a psychological thriller and too cold for a winter evening. Can violence ever be considered normal? Is there a good enough reason to hurt an innocent? Can violence received justify the perpetration of further violence to others? These are some of the questions you might have in mind when you leave the Styx Theatre after watching Normal. This piece, written by Scottish playwright Anthony ...

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