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Left My Desk, New Diorama Theatre – Review

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Pros: Brilliant and politically sensitive script, fantastic cast and great direction Cons: Nothing to report A joint research report from Community Care and UNISON from 2016 found that social workers are suffering increasing emotional distress and verbal abuse in their routine work as a consequence of staff shortages and budget cuts. According to the paper the vast majority (80%) reported that during a typical working day they suffered emotional distress, while 40% also described being verbally abused. These numbers represented an increase on ...

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Still Ill, New Diorama – Review

Credit: David Monteith-Hodge

Pros: Brilliant cast, sustained rhythm and a clear script Cons: Although the play is perfectly delivered, the theme is such that the show might seem a bit too long Inside the New Diorama Theatre there are orange seats and a doctor’s bed at the centre of the stage. Harriet, a nurse, accompanies Sophie into the theatre, introduces the young woman to the audience, and then leaves her lying on the doctor’s bed. Still Ill takes as its subject mental illness, ...

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Editor’s Choice: 27 April – 3 May

Credit: James Allan

1. Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre – ★★★★★. Until 17th May. Our only 5-star shows in this week’s lineup, this production of Orpheus at the BAC combines Greek myth with French Jazz. Django Reinhardt becomes the eponymous Orpheus, in a show awash with music, dancing, acting and singing. Our reviewer had tears in her eyes at the climax… in her words: “If you have any love for theatre and performance it is imperative you go and see this play.” 2. ...

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