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Whitechapel: Suspects, Lunatics and a Leather Apron, Ultimate Recreation – Review

Credit Time Out

Pros: Simple plot, but an intricate design which leaves room for plenty of discovery! Cons: Potentially difficult to find. Whitechapel as, you may have already suspected, is an immersive theatre experience about the murders committed by Jack the Ripper in the late 19th century, which remain unsolved even today. Sounds scary, right? Well it definitely did to me, though I admit I’m someone who genuinely gets scared by their own shadow. But I would like to say to all other ...

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Jam, Finborough Theatre – Review

Credit: Mathew Foster

Pros: Two very fine actors giving top notch performances. Cons: The staging needs a bit of work; in a small space like this, one actor can easily block the view of the rest of the scene, which happened quite a few times. Thank god for air conditioning. On one of the hottest days of the year so far, I would normally not be looking forward to spending my evening in a tiny black box theatre above a pub. The Finborough ...

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The Mikado, Richmond Theatre – Review

Credit: Stewart McPherson

Pros: Lively, lovely and wonderfully funny. Cons: Hard to find any. No, really, it’s very good! The Mikado can be a challenging production. An opera set in Japan but written by two Caucasian Britons in 1885, which has actors running around with names like “Nanki-Poo” and “Pooh-Bah” clearly suggests an outdated and imperial approach (even if its original intention was to satirise British politics). But don’t let that daunt you when it comes to Sasha Regan’s excellent all-male interpretation at the ...

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