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Reviewing is at the heart of what we do. Here you’ll find all the reviews that our wonderful team of reviewers have written. On average we review around 15 productions all over the capital every week, so there should always be something that takes your fancy!

Thirsty!, Brasserie Zedel – Review

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Pros: Great songs, smart jokes, no fillers Cons: It’s only on for three days Thirsty! is Tori Scott’s London debut and she makes quite an entrance. Already a sellout at go-to cabaret venue Joe’s Pub in New York, I’m sure it won’t be long until she’s selling out in London. As it is she’s making a strong start with three nights at Brasserie Zedel in Picadilly, in the opulent art deco room known as the Crazy Coqs. Everybody I know ...

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Odd Man Out, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Luke Adamson / Gregory Ashton

Pros: Two fantastically observed, tender and thought-provoking monologues. Cons: The lighting in such a confined space was occasionally directly in the faces of the audience. Odd Man Out is a double bill of shows on the theme of….the odd man out and we were certainly presented with characters out of place and awkward in the world. Other than this there was little similarity between the two pieces, other than the characters’ love of literature. That’s not a criticism; I enjoyed the juxtaposition and ...

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Sheep, White Bear Theatre – Review

Sheep (c) White Bear Theatre (1)

Pros: Strong ensemble and direction Cons: Disjointed plot, zero pace Steeped in history, The White Bear theatre pub has been in the heart of south London since 1780. Being a proud south Londoner I found this fact harrowing as I’d never heard of it or seen any of their productions before. As I ordered my pale ale I was also informed that The White Bear has just completed an impressive refurbishment which was clear to see as this glorious old boozer is now a ...

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