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Missing, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

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Pros: An exhilarating performance that barely uses words, but takes your breath away and makes you feel so much.   Cons: You have to interpret and feel the show, rather than be given all the answers. In 2015, Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall was engulfed by flames. With perseverance and hard work by the firefighters and theatre team, the front of the building was opened 26 hours later. With the support of over 6,000 people, they raised funds, re-housed shows and ...

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Eurohouse and Palmyra, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Alex Brenner

Pros: The original and effective approach to two well known political situations. Both actors can be truly hysterical with their clownish acting. Cons: Although successful at exposing situations, there’s no real analysis and the shows don’t go into much detail on the problems. Bertrand (Bert) Lesca and Nasi Voutsas have a special chemistry. They have been working together only since 2015, yet to see them on stage you would think they had known each other since nursery school. A talented duo ...

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Ugly Chief, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Hugo Glendinnin

Pros: You’ll laugh so hard your sides will hurt. Cons: Your sides will hurt. Victoria Melody has trained as a police officer, a championship dog handler and a pigeon racer (who knew that was a thing?) for her performances. Her latest showing, Ugly Chief, came from a time when her Dad, Mike Melody, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given less than five years to live. Those of you with a love for daytime TV (should you care to ...

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