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This Might Be It, Theatre N16 – Review

Credit: Vantage Point Theatre

Pros: Imaginative use of space, props and movement. A show that will make you think. Cons: Some may find the themes difficult to engage with. A bit shallow in places. Nestled above the welcoming Bedford pub, a stone’s throw from Balham tube, lies Theatre N16. This was my first visit and I would welcome the chance to return. The auditorium is perhaps not for the claustrophobic or physically expansive, but I found it cosy and welcoming. Perhaps paradoxically the proximity ...

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Her Aching Heart, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Roy Tan

Pros: An abundance of alliteration, insatiable innuendos, lots of laughs and hilarious heroines. Cons: Soft toy abuse and a sometimes frenetic pace. A pub theatre seemed a fitting venue for a raunchy Mills and Boon parody. A slightly sozzled Friday night audience would be the best group to respond to the sexually fraught narrative of Harriet and Molly: two characters who journey through The Throes of Modern Courtship and step out of reality into the pages of the Gothic novel ...

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The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre – Review

Credit: Tristram Kenton

Pros: A perfect venue dripping with atmosphere and an eerie sense of expectation. Cons: Hysterically shrieking members of the audience breaking the tension. Plays in the West End are often short lived as they can rarely depend on customers returning to the same show.  The ultimate exception is of course Agatha Christie’s  Mousetrap, which has been running continuously in London since 1952.  A distant but creditable second is The Woman in Black, a mere stripling of only 25 years standing. ...

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