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Cargo, Arcola Theatre  – Review

Credit: Mark Douet

Pros: A tense, thought-provoking story with strong, dedicated actors and a neatly crafted design. Cons: The studio is a small, claustrophobic space, which might unnerve some. Occasionally, the timeliness of a production not only has an effect on the play, but also on the audience; its content hits close to reality, making us stop and think. Tess Berry-Hart’s bold new drama Cargo, playing at the Arcola Theatre, does just that. Cargo is an 80-minute thriller, with no interval, presenting a portrait of ...

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The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie, Arcola Theatre – Review

Credit: Tristram Kenton

Pros: The set was absolutely mind-blowing. Cons: There was too much swearing in a script that otherwise flowed quite nicely. From the moment I entered the auditorium at the Arcola, I wished I could take a multi-sensorial picture of the mesmerising set into which I had been welcomed. Immersed in a cloud of incense-perfumed haze, a staircase led up to a red curtain, which was guarded on both sides by Chinese lanterns. Two golden doors and pillars with engraved logograms completed ...

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