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Odd Man Out, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Luke Adamson / Gregory Ashton

Pros: Two fantastically observed, tender and thought-provoking monologues. Cons: The lighting in such a confined space was occasionally directly in the faces of the audience. Odd Man Out is a double bill of shows on the theme of….the odd man out and we were certainly presented with characters out of place and awkward in the world. Other than this there was little similarity between the two pieces, other than the characters’ love of literature. That’s not a criticism; I enjoyed the juxtaposition and ...

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Inter_rupted, Barbican – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: A brilliant and dizzying display of dance that captivates and leaves an imprint, with a splendid illuminated set and percussive elements. Cons: For those uninitiated in dance it may be difficult to engage with, since there is not much in the way of a sustained story. I don’t remember the last time I went to a dance show. It may have been 25 years ago when my 10-year-old sister did a show in the local town hall. Even with ...

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Quiche, Etcetera Theatre – Review

Credit: Miles Davies

Pros: A superb hour of theatre masterfully walking the line between funny and meaningful.  Cons: The set was a bit wobbly. First of all, I love quiche. I would eat it all day everyday if I could, and can often be spotted at arts events stuffing my face with free quiche. With this in mind I was greatly looking forward to a show that would give me a new aspect of quiche with which to furnish my already quiche-full life. ...

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