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Love Lies, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Liz Mead

Pros: Who hasn’t heard of a relationship that was based on deception? Love Lies is a play to which everybody can relate in some way. Cons: Every element of this production misses a bit of sparkle. After a sold-out run of its first production Snapshots, presented in 2015 at the Rosemary Branch, LEMAD comes back to the London theatre scene with Love Lies. Behind the acronym LEMAD are Liz Mead, Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson, Mari Lloyd, Mary Ann Pashigian and Daphne Peña, ...

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The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie, Arcola Theatre – Review

Credit: Tristram Kenton

Pros: The set was absolutely mind-blowing. Cons: There was too much swearing in a script that otherwise flowed quite nicely. From the moment I entered the auditorium at the Arcola, I wished I could take a multi-sensorial picture of the mesmerising set into which I had been welcomed. Immersed in a cloud of incense-perfumed haze, a staircase led up to a red curtain, which was guarded on both sides by Chinese lanterns. Two golden doors and pillars with engraved logograms completed ...

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Transports, Pleasance Theatre – Review

Credit: Pipeline Theatre

Pros: The story is so captivating that the lengthy running time passed without me noticing. Cons: I couldn’t see the projections on the backdrop properly from my seat to the side of the stage. Dinah likes to describe herself as a ‘monster’ teenager. Abandoned at birth by her 15 year old mother, she goes from home to home until the day she is assigned to Lotte, an elderly and rather odd lady, who seems particularly keen on fostering her. Both women ...

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