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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!

Gold Coast, Theatre 503 – Review

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Pros: A compelling story with a central thread that held it all together. And the lighting, oh the lighting was just wonderful even in its simplicity. Cons: Some characters don’t gel within the central storyline and detract from the overall quality. Whatever is written about Gold Coast’s portrayal of a soldier suffering from PTSD cannot compare to the praise given by David, an actual veteran of the first Gulf conflict, who in the post-show Q&A described how he watched from ...

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Cotton, Waterloo East Theatre – Review

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Pros: Intense and sometimes compelling performances from a young cast Cons: With no humour, lightness or positivity, it’s hard to identify with characters for whom everything goes wrong On a bare stage strewn with tower PCs, Playstation controllers and energy drinks, three professional video gamers prepare for the biggest event of their team career: the final of the League of Legends playoff at Wembley Arena. And they’re nervous as hell. They’re all popping Adderall, a medication for ADHD that keeps ...

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Joy, The Vaults – Review

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Pros: Powerful and surreal Cons: Lacked a bit of polish and the DJ´s role could have been clearer It is 5 am, and the morning after an S & M party. Joy’s lover has disappeared, so she returns to the scene of the crime to piece together her feelings. In this one woman play, each moment of dialogue is filled with such a level of drama its surreality is enormous. From talking, throughout, to a bright, white, male blow up doll, ...

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The Soul of Wittgenstein, Omnibus Theatre – Review

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Pros: Subtlety, hilarity and tragedy in equal measure Cons: Restatement of character qualities becomes repetitive in just a few places, but that’s it Based on a tidbit of information that philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein spent a period pushing trolleys at Guy’s Hospital during the Second World War, writer Ron Elisha weaves a rich narrative that, in just over an hour, explores philosophy, language, literature, religion, and an intriguing relationship between an Austrian ex-professor and an illiterate Cockney amputee. The performance took at Omnibus Theatre, and the ...

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