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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!

Handbagged, Jack Studio Theatre – Review

Credit: Dave Jones

Pros: Funny and moving at times, with nostalgic moments for an older audience. Plenty of talking points. Cons: Heavy on text, light on action. Younger audience members might not feel engaged. I really like the Brockley Jack Theatre. It’s a warm feeling studio, joined by a short corridor to a friendly pub that does good chips and has cosy arm chairs. The theatre space is just the right size to feel intimate without putting you uncomfortably close to the actors. ...

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Noh Time Like The Present, LSO St Luke’s – Review

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Pros: A rare opportunity to appreciate a form of theatre which has been performed without interruption since the 14th century. Cons: As with anything out of the ordinary, this show can be quite challenging to follow, due to the lack of clear narrative elements. In the wonderful world of performing arts there is a theatrical discipline that has been kept alive from the 14th century to this day. Its name is Noh, or Nogaku, and it is a form of classical ...

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Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre – Review

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Pros: Blistering score, faultless vocals and a mesmerising story. A well produced and executed piece. Cons: Not a family friendly show, with some disturbing scenes and strong language. Upon introduction to the concept of this musical, I was sceptical as to how a concert-esque staging could do justice to such a rich piece of storytelling. Needless to say, my scepticism was immediately withdrawn. Greenwich Theatre is neatly tucked away yet boasts an outstanding space. For Lizzie the auditorium was aptly filled with ...

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