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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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Lisa’s Back! (is broken), London Wonderground – Review

Liza's Back

Pros: Hysterical script, vocals that are off the chart, great characterisation  Cons: None, this is Liza darling! Hanging out in London Wonderground on a warm night has to be one of the best activities in the capital during the summer months. From the colourful lanterns hanging in the trees to the screams echoing above from the 60 foot Star Flyer this vibrant and lively circus playground never disappoints. The bars are bustling with friendly staff, the pop-up food stalls are ...

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, National Theatre – Review

Credit: National Theatre of Scotland

Pros: Energetic cast, strong vocals and an abundance of crass language Cons: Perhaps a tad too long with no interval I’m a proud Scot. I’m an even prouder Scot after seeing this wonderful show. Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, named after the convent school that its characters attend, is an award winning musical based on Alan Warner’s award winning ’90s novel, The Sopranos. The only way I can think of describing this show is as History Boys, but a Scottish ...

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