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Amsterdam, Orange Tree Theatre – Review

Whether you enjoy this play – or indeed whether you should risk giving it a go at all – will depend greatly on your taste in theatre. Do you feel a thrill in your bones when an old story is told in a new and “experimental” way? Or do you prefer to lurk instead in the comfortable familiarity of more conventional drama? You know: rounded characters, emotional connection – old-fashioned stuff like that. In Amsterdam, four actors create a story. ...

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At Last, Lion and Unicorn Theatre – Review

At Last is a clever, well-written and emotionally outstanding production. In a pre-Brexit world, this imagined dystopia is a timely, scary and thought-provoking production which serves as a retrospective review of a world gone wrong and how difficult it can be to try to pick up the pieces afterwards. An all-consuming and controlling government has finally fallen after ten years in charge, ten years of curfews, ID badges, food shortages, and people going missing at an alarming rate. It flits ...

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Jade City, The Bunker – Review

The opening scene of this one-hour play is designed to confuse the audience, beginning the arc that leads to discovering the one event that changed everything. In a sense, this kind of narrative is hard to shock audiences with. You start to feel that everything is building up to a single revelation, and once it is revealed there is not much else to do, unless the characters are radically changed by the event. In Jade City, this doesn’t seem to ...

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A Womb of One’s Own, Pleasance Dome (10Dome) – Review

One in three women will experience abortion in their lifetime. They often face aggressive pro-life campaigns and hostile medical personnel. And because intervention is still seen as a taboo, many of these women are prevented from making a free choice within a safe environment.  A Womb Of One’s Own sees playwright Rammelkamp draw from personal experience as she aims to bring attention to the stigma surrounding the topic. Growing up with her catholic Grandmamie, Babygirl is desperate to become an ...

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