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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!

Inter_rupted, Barbican – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: A brilliant and dizzying display of dance that captivates and leaves an imprint, with a splendid illuminated set and percussive elements. Cons: For those uninitiated in dance it may be difficult to engage with, since there is not much in the way of a sustained story. I don’t remember the last time I went to a dance show. It may have been 25 years ago when my 10-year-old sister did a show in the local town hall. Even with ...

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Land of the Three Towers, Camden People’s Theatre – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: Has a strong social message Cons: Not particularly theatrical I had already visited the main stage of Camden People’s Theatre to watch another show on the evening when I saw Land of the Three Towers, but hadn’t seen (or even been aware of) the downstairs space. While the former is in serious need of a paint job – it’s so scuffed and scratched it barely qualifies as a “black box” – I found the latter decked out in colourful bunting and ...

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Thrive, Artsdepot – Review

Credit: Phil Crow

Pros: Stirring performance that inspires and immerses its young audience members and works to appeal to non-theatre goers. Cons: At times the immersive aspect felt overwhelming and was slightly distracting for me. This being my first trip to Artsdepot, I was impressed with the quality and quantity of space. It has a very open, bright and airy atmosphere; like it’s just waiting for you to create something. Several floors are each filled with different studios and performance spaces. Artsdepot is situated deep ...

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