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A Lesson from Auschwitz, New Wimbledon Theatre – Review

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Pros: By honing in on Höss, Hyland’s play doesn’t choose the obvious Holocaust perpetrators (Hitler, Himmler, Mengele et al). Cons: Crescendos in Höss’ speech become distracting; likewise, proximity to the audience and prolonged emphasis of gestures can overkill the intensity. The term ‘political hygiene’ is a chilling one, especially when spoken by Rudolf Höss, commandant of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a place he has just described as ‘the largest human slaughterhouse in history’. Hearing these words on a hot Saturday night in gentrified ...

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Fabric, New Wimbledon Studio Theatre – Review

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Pros: A brilliant script and a beautiful performance from Nancy Sullivan. Cons: Although intimate, the venue has a dark and airless atmosphere, which can sometimes be uncomfortable. London theatre never fails to surprise me. The latest shock is that the New Wimbledon Theatre has a studio! Like all good studio theatres it stands at the vanguard of new, innovative productions and Fabric is no exception. It tells the story of Leah (Nancy Sullivan) in a one woman, one act play ...

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