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The End of Hope – Soho Theatre – Review

credit: Robert Day

Pros: A hilarious, touching, emotional ride through contemporary social and sexual mores Cons: None A bare, carpeted stage with a circular bed dead centre. As the lights go up, a couple are having energetic, enthusiastic sex beneath a pink satin eiderdown. All we can see of him are his lower legs, his underpants dangling from an ankle; all we can see of her as she sits astride him is the giant mouse costume that covers her from head to foot. ...

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Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead, Soho Theatre – Review

credit: Show and Tell

Pros: A multi-layered concept, deftly handled by Morpurgo, who has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. Cons: Audience participation elements might deter some theatregoers. Also, the Soho Theatre’s side-view seating makes it easy to miss some of the jokes. Have you ever sat through a highbrow 9-hour vanity project based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, followed by a post-show Q&A? Nope, neither have I, but Joseph Morpurgo’s Hammerhead takes that concept and runs with it, imagining a ...

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Roller Diner, Soho Theatre – Review

Credit: Helen Maybanks

Pros: Adorable, hilarious characters in a fun and vibrant roller-diner setting (minus roller-skates). Funny moments are in abundance and the cast are superb. Cons: The politics behind the show are very blatant, but its comment is ambiguous. Roller Diner, the winner of the Soho Theatre’s prestigious Verity Bargate Award for new writing, is set in Eddie Costello’s authentic American diner… in Birmingham. It is a hub of sticky ketchup and family spats (but not customers, as it would seem). When ...

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Expensive Shit, Soho Theatre – Review

Credit: Eoin Carey

Pros: The message about objectification of women is powerful and originally conveyed. Cons: The parts spoken with a Nigerian accent might be harder to understand for those who don’t speak English as a first language. The objectification of female bodies is deeply ingrained in any society, regardless of continent or hemisphere. Whether in Europe, Africa, or elsewhere, a woman is often called to face situations where her qualities and dignity are overshadowed by her physical features. The wolf-whistling and out-loud ...

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