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Off West End

Ah, the Off West End. For those not familiar with the term, this is where the real magic of the London theatre scene happens. Great shows are born here, in pubs, in 50-seat theatres, in tunnels. Recommended for the adventurous – we can’t get enough of it, and you’ll save a quid or two as well!

The O.S. Map Fan Club, Etcetera Theatre – Review

The OS Map Fan Club - Review - Etcetera Theatre

  Pros: Endearing, sincere, wholesome and zany. Cons: As of yet no news of a sequel. You may think that an hour-long solo performance about O.S. maps might be a little on the dull side – but oh no, you couldn’t be more wrong! This play has everything – nostalgia, laughs, dread, and sexual politics, even featuring a segment that borders on map-based sexual innuendo, complete with plenty of role-play dotted throughout. Comedy performer Helen is no stranger to the ...

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The Forecast, The Place – Review

Amy Bell The Forecast 2 (Pari Naderi)

Pros: Funny, witty, and beautifully performed Cons: A couple of sections felt too long Perhaps it’s a cliché, but they do say the English love to talk about the weather. However, they’re not so keen on discussing sexual matters, so Amy Bell’s pairing of these themes in The Forecast might seem a little unusual at first. It works beautifully. Over the course of an hour she navigated issues around gender, identity and sexuality the way one might travel though high ...

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A Princess Undone, Park Theatre – Review

Credit: Simon Annand

Pros: The beautiful set design and the acting. Cons: The plot is weak and based on facts that the audience is expected to be familiar with. Before Diana became centre of attention for the British media, another princess had made headlines and fuelled gossip for decades. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II and had quite a reputation as a lavish and untamed woman. Breaking off her engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend, before marrying theatre photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, ...

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