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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!

Deadline Day, Theatre N16 – Review

Pros: An intense and compact drama, the scope of which explores a lot more than just The Beautiful Game. Cons: Some choices aren’t clearly defined enough to fully realise the script’s potential. Liverpool legend Bill Shankly is often quoted as having said “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” In John Hickman and Steve Robertson’s Deadline Day, football’s ...

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Hansel and Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga, St Paul’s Church – Review

Pros: This is entertaining, creative, eye-catching and full of good moral values. Cons: The merging of two-well known stories adds a great deal of complication. As something of an Iris Theatre super-fan, I couldn’t wait to review their latest offering, a kid-friendly production of Hansel and Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga, in the charming St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. The format matches their previous outstanding productions, as the audience is led through a wonderland of stages and scenes both ...

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Eclipsed, The Space – Review

Pros: It is always important to share stories of suffering when the practice of the penitentiaries is still so recent. Cons: Lacking in story arc. FilthyCOW are an all female troupe driven to create theatre that explores the roles of women historically, culturally, socially and politically. They strive to strip away the male gaze and show womanhood at its truest, bravest, strongest, messiest, most flawed and most beautiful, embracing the diversity of women’s experiences around the world by exploring and ...

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