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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 Owls Are Not What They Seem, Nursery Theatre – Review

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Pros: Some thought has obviously gone into the set Cons: Confusing. The bonkers genius of David Lynch is entirely lacking I first experienced Twin Peaks courtesy of a friend’s dvd collection some years ago. Watching David Lynch’s extraordinary TV series, I immediately understood why it’s held in such high regard. Ostensibly an FBI investigation into the gruesome murder of small town teenager Laura Palmer, the show is a masterpiece of ensemble eccentricity in which every character is hiding a secret, and violence ...

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Ugly Chief, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

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Pros: You’ll laugh so hard your sides will hurt. Cons: Your sides will hurt. Victoria Melody has trained as a police officer, a championship dog handler and a pigeon racer (who knew that was a thing?) for her performances. Her latest showing, Ugly Chief, came from a time when her Dad, Mike Melody, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given less than five years to live. Those of you with a love for daytime TV (should you care to ...

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