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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!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Omnibus Theatre – Review

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Pros: Imaginative, energetic and really entertaining. Cons: The performance is quite long and requires some serious stamina. The other night I had a funny dream. Accompanied by three other people, I was exploring the streets of Clapham Old Town, visiting estate agents, entering empty Italian cafes and interacting with some odd individuals. I had headed to Clapham Common to attend a performance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream but, instead of the theatre’s address, I was told to wait ...

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The English Heart, Etcetera Theatre – Review

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Pros: An entertaining and witty script, with energetic performances and wry political insight Cons: Too many weak political gags, and unconvincing regional localisation The English Heart is a play about love, lust, trust and relationships. But it’s also about the heart of England – Boston, Lincolnshire, the home of Brexitland and location of UKIP leader Paul Nuttall’s final bid for power. The opening scene is set just after the referendum, and Marie (in a strong performance by Anya Williams) is ...

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Tommy, Theatre Royal Stratford East – Review

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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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