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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!

Win tickets to Journey’s End on UK tour

1 - Rory Fairbairn as Raleigh and company in Immersion Theatre's Journey's End

This is your chance to win tickets to see Journey’s End on UK tour. To enter, simply retweet one of our Journey’s End competition tweets by 5pm on 4th September 2016 AND name the town where you’d like to see the show (see venue list, below). Immersion Theatre presents Journey’s End R.C.Sherriff’s multi-award winning First World War masterpiece March 1918. “The war to end all wars”. Anxiety builds in Captain Stanhope’s claustrophobic dugout as the threat of an imminent German ...

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The Comedy of Errors, Gray’s Inn Hall – Review

Credit: Scott Rylander

Pros: Excellent performers, ingenious design and impeccable direction. Cons: The period setting is sometimes confused. The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest works and certainly his shortest. Significantly influenced by Plautus’ Latin comedy Menaechmi, it is the story of two pairs of twins who fall victim to a series of mishaps related to their ambiguous identity. Egeon (Paul Croft) is a merchant from Syracuse who heads to Ephesus in search of one of his twin sons, lost twenty-five ...

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Forty Shades of Strawberry Blond, Camden Comedy Club – Review

Credit: Karina Bedkowska Photography

Pros: Side-splittingly funny! Cons: Some acts are more polished than others. As a part of the Camden Fringe Festival, Paul Carroll brings his Forty Shades of Strawberry Blond to the Camden Comedy Club for a three-night run. This one-man show, first performed at the Soho Theatre earlier this year, is a compilation of odd acts and unexpected situations, depicted with striking attention to detail. First on stage is a guy with a floral dressing gown and a wind machine, most ...

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Romeo and Juliet, Steiner Theatre – Review

Credit: Larry Klatzko

Pros: An enjoyable version of the play at a reasonable price, in comfortable surroundings. Cons: Sometimes difficult to hear what was being said. I feel sure that just about everyone likely to read this is aware of the Romeo and Juliet story, so I will not go into any great plot detail (Spoiler Alert – they both die at the end). This production is an enjoyable and solid performance of the play without any messing about with the script (why ...

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