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SOHO, Peacock Theatre – Review

Credit: Stufish

Pros: Breathtaking stunts, energetic cast and a belting soundtrack. Cons: No story for you to sink your teeth into, and some uneven pacing. I’ll never forget the first time I walked down Old Compton Street. I’d been in London no more than 48 hours, fresh off the boat from South Africa, and had deliberately weaved my way around the streets to this place I’d heard of called Soho. I stood in the middle of it all, snow started to fall ...

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F*cking Men, The Vaults – Review

Credit: Geraint Lewis

Pros: Superb cast, strong script and beautiful direction Cons: Unavoidable noise from outside the venue I had the pleasure of seeing this play in 2009 during one of its numerous sold out runs at the wonderful Kings Head Theatre in Islington. I then bumped into some friends at this year’s Edinburgh Festival who had just seen it on the Fringe, so I went again. I’ve now had the delight of seeing this fantastic play for a third time as it ...

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Torn Apart (Dissolution), Theatre N16 – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: A strong cast and thought provoking premise Cons: Pace is all over the place Discovering yet another new theatre venue in the capital is always such a treat. However when you’re a South Londoner the idea of heading to somewhere called TheatreN16 suddenly fills with you dread, as you presume it’s in zone 6 north London. Thankfully, and rather randomly, this new creative art space isn’t past the wall and is situated in the heart of the glorious Bedford pub in ...

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