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Odd Man Out, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Luke Adamson / Gregory Ashton

Pros: Two fantastically observed, tender and thought-provoking monologues. Cons: The lighting in such a confined space was occasionally directly in the faces of the audience. Odd Man Out is a double bill of shows on the theme of….the odd man out and we were certainly presented with characters out of place and awkward in the world. Other than this there was little similarity between the two pieces, other than the characters’ love of literature. That’s not a criticism; I enjoyed the juxtaposition and ...

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Threads, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: Samuel Lawrence’s powerful and committed approach to an intense character. Cons: The play maintains an exaggerated level of tension which prevents the audience from truly relating to the characters, and makes for quite uncomfortable viewing. I’m all for a good love story. Especially if it’s tricky and passionate and full of drama. Threads is the story of Vic (Katharine Davenport) and Charlie (Samuel Lawrence), two exes reunited in the flat that they used to share. Over the course of an ...

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Love Lies, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Liz Mead

Pros: Who hasn’t heard of a relationship that was based on deception? Love Lies is a play to which everybody can relate in some way. Cons: Every element of this production misses a bit of sparkle. After a sold-out run of its first production Snapshots, presented in 2015 at the Rosemary Branch, LEMAD comes back to the London theatre scene with Love Lies. Behind the acronym LEMAD are Liz Mead, Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson, Mari Lloyd, Mary Ann Pashigian and Daphne Peña, ...

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