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The Paper Man, Soho Theatre– Review

The inventive, social-change focused company Improbable present The Paper Man at one of London’s most vibrant venues for new theatre and comedy. It’s the true story of Matthias Sindelar, an Austrian football star who refused to throw a match against Germany during the Nazi regime and was found dead a few months later. Lee Simpson, actor and co-artistic director of Improbable, explains on stage that he wanted to tell this story for a long time and, but when he hired ...

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Thrive, Artsdepot – Review

Pros: Stirring performance that inspires and immerses its young audience members and works to appeal to non-theatre goers. Cons: At times the immersive aspect felt overwhelming and was slightly distracting for me. This being my first trip to Artsdepot, I was impressed with the quality and quantity of space. It has a very open, bright and airy atmosphere; like it’s just waiting for you to create something. Several floors are each filled with different studios and performance spaces. Artsdepot is situated deep ...

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Cargo, Arcola Theatre  – Review

Pros: A tense, thought-provoking story with strong, dedicated actors and a neatly crafted design. Cons: The studio is a small, claustrophobic space, which might unnerve some. Occasionally, the timeliness of a production not only has an effect on the play, but also on the audience; its content hits close to reality, making us stop and think. Tess Berry-Hart’s bold new drama Cargo, playing at the Arcola Theatre, does just that. Cargo is an 80-minute thriller, with no interval, presenting a portrait of ...

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