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One Duck Down, The Vaults Theatre – Review

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Pros: Silly family fun with a creative set, musical numbers and lots of laughs. Cons: The ending runs out of steam and may lose the interest of younger audience members. FacePlant Theatre have put a serious issue at the centre of a gloriously silly hour-long piece of theatre aimed at adults and children of all ages. Our unlikely hero is 17-year-old Billy, whose cantankerous love-interest has set him the seemingly impossible task of retrieving 7000 rubber ducks which are adrift ...

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Drag me to love, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham – Review

Credit: Chris Bishop

Pros: A glittery, toe-tapping fun fest which gives you an insight behind the scenes of the world of drag. Cons: We were promised a few tears, but I didn’t shed any. Would have liked to see a little bit more of the struggle in Bonnie’s story. A riot of iconic gay anthems, neon wigs and fistfuls of glitter confetti, this 45-minute performance is the story of Cameron Sharp’s early life and that of his drag alter ego, Bonnie Love. We ...

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A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar), New Diorama Theatre – Review

credit: Graham Michael

Pros: An innovative storytelling technique that boosts the audience’s imagination. Cons: There’s a lot unsaid and unexplained here – it would benefit from more context It’s the future – and it’s not looking too bright. There are blackouts, and people keep disappearing without explanation. Steph, a schoolgirl, is on a mission to find her missing friend Charlie. She finds herself out of her comfort zone in the bar where Charlie was last seen. There she meets Bell, a jaded and ...

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Medea Electronica, Ovalhouse – Review

Medea Electronica - Ovalhouse's Spring Season 2018

Pros: If this were a gig I would have been impressed; the three piece band can really play. Cons: There is no real tension or emotional involvement to make you feel part of the show, and the whole style failed to connect with me. Billed as part theatre, part gig, Medea Electronica felt like it should be perfect for someone who divides his time between theatre and music. The promise of a live band experience to complement one of the classic Greek tragedies. ...

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Her Not Him, Theatre 503 – Review

Credit: Ali Wright

Pros: This is a very funny and watchable production, but one which also poses pertinent questions about identity, societal labels and sexuality. Cons: At times, scenes are repetitive and don’t offer as much depth as they might. This feels largely due to Her Not Him’s concise running time; a lot of the issues raised, along with the characters themselves, are not fully fleshed out. Her Not Him is a play of separate moving parts. I’m not just referring to its stripped down ...

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