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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.

A Girl & A Gun, Pleasance Theatre – Review

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Pros: A powerful, charged work featuring a strong central character Cons: The second performer appears awkward, never having seen the script before; neither actor produces emotional engagement A man and a woman stand in front of microphones on a largely bare stage, their actions filmed from two angles and projected onto a screen behind them. She’s confident and authoritative, as well she might be, for she both devised and wrote this play. He’s nervous, unsure of himself; he’s never seen ...

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London Stories: Made by Migrants, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Joyce Nicholls

Pros: Moving, inspiring and eye-opening. This experience should be part of every school programme. Cons: There is a fair amount of walking up and down the stairs involved so, if you have any access requirements, let the box office know in advance. I arrived at the Battersea Arts Centre after a day of far too much discouraging news on international politics. Most likely, 2016 will be remembered as a year when extensive migration was met with fearful and openly hostile ...

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