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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!

Tommy, Theatre Royal Stratford East – Review

Pros: The cast, the live music and the great use of integrated sign language. Cons: Pete Townshend – bloody good songwriter, questionable grasp on narrative structure. Ramps on the Moon is a long-term collaboration between a number of theatres and theatre companies, whose collective aim is to create shows that are accessible by and inclusive of people who are d/Deaf, disabled and visually impaired. In their latest outing, The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy is given a vigorous makeover that ...

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The Enchanted – The Bunker – Review

  Pros: A compelling central performance from Corey Montague-Sholay who gives feeling and depth to his role as narrator, and a story that grips when allowed space to do so. Cons: Too much distracts from the central story, for the sake of cleverness. Heading to the Bunker tonight just felt so surreal that it surely had to affect my views on this show. For those who are unaware of this highly unique theatre in a converted underground car park: it ...

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Roller Diner, Soho Theatre – Review

Pros: Adorable, hilarious characters in a fun and vibrant roller-diner setting (minus roller-skates). Funny moments are in abundance and the cast are superb. Cons: The politics behind the show are very blatant, but its comment is ambiguous. Roller Diner, the winner of the Soho Theatre’s prestigious Verity Bargate Award for new writing, is set in Eddie Costello’s authentic American diner… in Birmingham. It is a hub of sticky ketchup and family spats (but not customers, as it would seem). When ...

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