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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.

Broken English, Tristan Bates Theatre – Review

The most enjoyable aspect of Broken English, to me, was the deft and poetic use of language. Language plays a central role in the play, and writer and director Jahmar Ngozi is highly creative with it. ‘English Language’ (played by Rosie-May Jones) is personified as an eccentric woman, who trails off mid-scene into enchanting soliloquies, arguably stealing the best lines in the play. Her speeches are suffused with bountiful imagery, which transported me beyond the confines of the theatre and ...

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Ask A Stripper, Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus (Top Deck) – Review

Ask a Stripper does exactly what it says on the tin. Two professional strippers, Gypsy Charms and Stacey Clare, offer their time to answer questions from the audience. ANY question. They introduce themselves by first taking all their clothes off, ensuring that everyone has had a good 360-degree view of their bodies – which isn’t particularly hard to achieve, since it’s sold-out and we’re all stuffed on the top deck of a bus. The directions that the conversation can take ...

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Standard:Elite, Bedlam Theatre – Review

Nobody does political analysis in a light-heartened way quite like Hidden Track. Their interactive games are not only intelligent, but also good fun to get stuck in to, whether as a player or simple onlooker. A considerate policy on audience participation ensures that nobody ever gets involved against their will. Before the show, we are all handed a business card that reads “No, thank you!”. It is enough to hold this up at any point to be left in peace ...

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