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The Oppression Olympics, The Bread and Roses Theatre – Review

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Pros: The plot makes a good point about empathy and self-pity. Cons: Too many scene changes in the first half disrupt the flow of the play. Set in an unnamed British town, The Oppression Olympics shows the lives of some of its residents crossing paths as they compete to establish who is the most miserable among them. In a desperate attempt to stay afloat, all the characters eventually come together to show empathy, but, ultimately end up causing even more ...

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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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Ten of the most iconic theatres in London – Sponsored

Credit: Really Useful Group

The history of London’s theatres is almost the history of London itself, so enmeshed is the West End with the cultural tapestry of the capital. Folklore, tales of catastrophe and the personalities who make their name in the Smoke; all surround the bright lights of theatreland, and every year millions of tourists are entranced by the sweeping architecture and picture book antiquity of London’s glamorous pathway to the stars. Every name trips off the tongue even if you have never ...

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London Stories: Made by Migrants, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Joyce Nicholls

Pros: Moving, inspiring and eye-opening. This experience should be part of every school programme. Cons: There is a fair amount of walking up and down the stairs involved so, if you have any access requirements, let the box office know in advance. I arrived at the Battersea Arts Centre after a day of far too much discouraging news on international politics. Most likely, 2016 will be remembered as a year when extensive migration was met with fearful and openly hostile ...

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