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The Treatment, Almeida Theatre – Review

Credit: Marc Brenner

Pros: Sophisticated and unusual storytelling Cons: A lack of clear narrative intention 38 performers! That’s how many are credited in the programme for The Treatment. I counted them as I waited for the show to start, wondering would be presented with an all-singing, all-dancing chorus? No. But the imaginative use of this large cast is one thing that makes this otherwise rather indistinct play special. Behind the main action of the play, which is mostly set in an office and a ...

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Land of the Three Towers, Camden People’s Theatre – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: Has a strong social message Cons: Not particularly theatrical I had already visited the main stage of Camden People’s Theatre to watch another show on the evening when I saw Land of the Three Towers, but hadn’t seen (or even been aware of) the downstairs space. While the former is in serious need of a paint job – it’s so scuffed and scratched it barely qualifies as a “black box” – I found the latter decked out in colourful bunting and ...

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