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The Fifth Column, Southwark Playhouse – Review

Credit: Phil Gammon

Pros: The solid supporting cast have impeccable comic timing and the set is superbly designed. Cons: A combination of clumsy plotting and under-development of central characters means the human story doesn’t illuminate the bigger picture as it should. A night at Southwark Playhouse is always a bit of a gamble. Whilst a comfy seat, clear view and great value bar snacks are always guaranteed, the productions themselves are anything but predictable. Which, of course, makes things all the more exciting. The ...

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Bingo, The Young Vic

Edward BondDirected by Angus Jackson★★★ Pros: Patrick Stewart gives one of several great performances in this beautifully designed play.  Cons: Edward Bond’s self-righteous play borders on dull.  Our Verdict: One for the big time Stewart fans, or those who like Bond, but don’t expect a rollercoaster of a ride!  Courtesy of Tristram Kenton for the Guardian Chichester Festival Theatre is on a bit of a run, churning out some brilliant productions perfect for transfer to the West End. Sweeney Todd, ...

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