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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!

Response 3: Reality & Quarry, Old Red Lion – Review

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Pros: Identity and the self are touchingly portrayed by a cracking cast of fabulous actors. Cons: The whole show felt a touch too long, especially in the baking hot Old Red Lion! I had no idea what to expect upon entering the wonderful, but none too fancy Old Red Lion Theatre for Response 3: Reality & Quarry. The press release gave nothing away for the first three shorts, Reality, Tourmaline and Dry Feet, while Quarry was introduced with an amusing, yet bemusing, synopsis, along the lines ...

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Chickenshed – Review

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Pros: Belinda McGuirk’s excellent performance as Nurse Ratched and the fluent direction, which makes this an entertaining play to watch Cons: Lack of challenge to the sexist stereotypes of the original book and play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a 1962 novel by American author Ken Kesey, examining the repressive and inhuman nature of mental health institutions. A year after its publication it was adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman. However, most of us are more familiar with the 1975 film, starring ...

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