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Drama

A staple for us and for many if you fancy a more traditional play. When we first started Everything Theatre it was specifically to review drama. We’ve branched out over the years, but it will always be a favourite of ours.

Dr. Angelus, Finborough Theatre – Review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: Wonderful acting from a talented cast. Cons: The script slows a little towards a slightly disappointing end. Do you trust your doctor? Perhaps not if they go by the name of Dr. Angelus. The protagonist of James Bridie’s play seems like a charismatic, if slightly eccentric, general practitioner. But this psychological thriller is a story of manipulation, where all is not quite as it seems. Set in Glasgow in 1920, the enigmatic Dr. Angelus has hired a new partner, ...

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This Might Be It, Theatre N16 – Review

Credit: Vantage Point Theatre

Pros: Imaginative use of space, props and movement. A show that will make you think. Cons: Some may find the themes difficult to engage with. A bit shallow in places. Nestled above the welcoming Bedford pub, a stone’s throw from Balham tube, lies Theatre N16. This was my first visit and I would welcome the chance to return. The auditorium is perhaps not for the claustrophobic or physically expansive, but I found it cosy and welcoming. Perhaps paradoxically the proximity ...

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The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre – Review

Credit: Tristram Kenton

Pros: A perfect venue dripping with atmosphere and an eerie sense of expectation. Cons: Hysterically shrieking members of the audience breaking the tension. Plays in the West End are often short lived as they can rarely depend on customers returning to the same show.  The ultimate exception is of course Agatha Christie’s  Mousetrap, which has been running continuously in London since 1952.  A distant but creditable second is The Woman in Black, a mere stripling of only 25 years standing. ...

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Before It Starts, Mirth Marvel and Maud – Review

Credit: Naked Frank Theatre

Pros: Some graceful physical theatre in a vivacious 30’s venue. Cons: A confusing mix of themes and impersonal performances across the board. Some 13 years after the EMD Granada cinema closed to the public it has finally reopened, giving the people of Walthamstow and afar a lively 1930’s inspired hangout. It is now the home of Mirth, Marvel and Maud offering an eclectic assortment of music, food and theatre. What could be any better? Being a lover of all things ...

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