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Focus Group, Ovalhouse – Review

Pros: Brilliant writing, excellent acting Cons: You have to be comfortable with audience participation to enjoy the show There are many reasons why I love Woody Allen. Not least of them is his rare gift of addressing profound existential issues in a way that is not only thoroughly enjoyable but also hysterically funny. In this regard Focus Group, a play adapted by Toot Theatre from David Foster Wallace’s short story Mister Squishy, is not unlike an Allen comedy. It tells ...

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Waking Beauty, Ovalhouse – Review

Pros: At last a fairy tale to promote LGBTQ equality. Cons: Don’t expect elaborate set and costumes, but focus on the acting. Oval must be one of the cutest Underground stations in London. Coming up the escalator I was welcomed by classical music, pot plants and even a little shelf unit for the book exchange. A white board with the ‘thought of the day’ reminded me that every great action starts with a great dream and set the mood for ...

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