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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.

Tomorrow, Arts Theatre – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: A highly original concept, explored through brilliant writing and exceptional performances. Cons: Some moments are slightly out of line with the overriding tone. Some noise filters through from downstairs, but this is in keeping with the setting, so does not detract from the piece. Whistlestop Theatre is offering an intimate and immersive experience above the Arts Theatre. Audiences are welcomed into host Clive’s flat as he and his guests prepare for the first ‘perfect day’ of the rumoured utopia, ...

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Pedro and the Captain, The Vaults – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: This is a hard-hitting thought-provoking piece, with splashes of dark humour. Cons: This is not for the faint-hearted. Blackboard Theatre’s production of Pedro and the Captain starts in the queue before anyone even enters the theatre space; I was approached by a lady (Laura Obiols), who told me that her husband Pedro had been taken away by armed men in the night and that no-one had heard from him since. Knowing that Pedro’s wife was watching too, even after ...

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