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The End of Hope – Soho Theatre – Review

credit: Robert Day

Pros: A hilarious, touching, emotional ride through contemporary social and sexual mores Cons: None A bare, carpeted stage with a circular bed dead centre. As the lights go up, a couple are having energetic, enthusiastic sex beneath a pink satin eiderdown. All we can see of him are his lower legs, his underpants dangling from an ankle; all we can see of her as she sits astride him is the giant mouse costume that covers her from head to foot. ...

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Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead, Soho Theatre – Review

credit: Show and Tell

Pros: A multi-layered concept, deftly handled by Morpurgo, who has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. Cons: Audience participation elements might deter some theatregoers. Also, the Soho Theatre’s side-view seating makes it easy to miss some of the jokes. Have you ever sat through a highbrow 9-hour vanity project based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, followed by a post-show Q&A? Nope, neither have I, but Joseph Morpurgo’s Hammerhead takes that concept and runs with it, imagining a ...

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Reunion & Dark Pony, John Harvard Library – Review

Dark Pony - Review - John Harvard Library

Pros: The unusual setting in a library. Cons: The large windows facing a busy street can be quite distracting. A stone’s throw from Borough station, John Harvard library bears the name of the Southwark clergyman who emigrated to Massachusetts in 1637 and bequeathed most of his estate (including 400 books) to the current Harvard University. Now, the structure is also home to a public Local History Library, offering a bright and accessible space for adults and younger readers. To celebrate ...

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