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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!

Five Kinds of Silence, Etcetera Theatre – Review

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Pros: I found catharsis in the beginning of the play, which shows the death of the perpetrator. Cons: With only two people in the audience, the cast had to work harder to build the necessary tension. The stage is empty, except for three folding chairs, aligned in front of the audience, and a small table against the wall. On top of it, a bottle of whisky and some glasses. Two loud gunshots break the silence before a man, wearing a ...

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Deadline Day, Theatre N16 – Review

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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

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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

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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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