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Fancy something a bit different from the norm? Something immersive, or something taking place in a caravan perhaps? Here you’ll find reviews of some of the most interesting and unique shows that we’ve seen.

My World Has Exploded A Little Bit, Ovalhouse – Review

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Pros: A refreshingly original production, perfectly balanced and completely absorbing. Cons: You’re probably going to cry. You are going to die. A morbid start to any review, I know, but it feels appropriate when writing about a show which so unflinchingly confronts mortality in the way that this one does. Not only that, but during the early stages of My World Has Exploded a Little Bit I was asked to turn to my neighbour and remind them of this inevitable truth (and the same was ...

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Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex, Camden People’s Theatre – Review

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Pros: Hilarious, touching, revelatory and perfectly performed Cons: Three songs isn’t enough, especially when they’re of this quality Performed by a cast of eleven young actors, Spill is a verbatim enactment of interviews with dozens of young people about their experiences of sex. Devised by the cast, it’s part of Hotbed, the Camden People’s Theatre’s season of plays about sex. Spill is set during a so-called “sex party”, at which the guests arrive sometimes singly and sometimes in groups, each relating their stories ...

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