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#Hypocrisy, Theatre503 – review

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Pros: Full of honesty, humour and a word perfect performance, the sound and strength of Imogen Stirling’s words create a landscape that restores the faith in middle class privilege. Cons: Spoken word performance is not for everyone. Spoken word performance may not be everyone’s cup of tea. For many it brings to mind images of bearded hipsters in berets; rest assured that only occurs once tonight, and in a most amusing of ways. But if you were to consider spoken ...

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Walk Swiftly and with Purpose, Theatre503 – review

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Pros: A beautiful insight into the minds of four teen girls as they come of age. Cons: More work is required to make the conversations feel much more natural. Eve, Robbie, Misha and Looby: four teenage girls protected from much of the world due to the privilege of their private education. Of course that also means protected from boys. So it’s no surprise that much of Walk Swiftly and with Purpose explores that aspect of any teens life, the opposite ...

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The Art Of Gaman, Theatre503 – Review

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Pros:  The lighting director, Simeon Miller, should stand up and take a bow. The same goes for newcomer Alice Dillon. Cons:  The writing lets everything else down. Gaman translates as “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity”. Watching The Art of Gaman at Theatre503 certainly felt like an act of endurance at times, but like a good audience member I endured, politely watching as my confusion grew and my patience was severely tested. The Art of Gaman isn’t a ...

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Theatre503 – Venue guide

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Theatre503 https://theatre503.com/ Seating capacity: 63 A brief history: Whilst the venue dates back to 1982, the name Theatre503 came into existence in 2002. Since then it’s become known for its efforts to nurture new writing, even running its own international writers prize every two years that has attracted entrants from all around the world. Why we love it: Theatre503 is a little gem of a place if you love your theatre with a big bite of social commentary. It may ...

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Her Not Him, Theatre 503 – Review

Credit: Ali Wright

Pros: This is a very funny and watchable production, but one which also poses pertinent questions about identity, societal labels and sexuality. Cons: At times, scenes are repetitive and don’t offer as much depth as they might. This feels largely due to Her Not Him’s concise running time; a lot of the issues raised, along with the characters themselves, are not fully fleshed out. Her Not Him is a play of separate moving parts. I’m not just referring to its stripped down ...

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Lobster, Theatre 503 – Review

Credit: Ali Wright

Pros: Very entertaining comedy with excellent performances from Louise Beresford and Alexandra Reynolds. Cons: Could have further developed the theme of issues faced by women and lesbian couples in today’s Britain. The world is your oyster, or so they say. For J (Alexandra Reynolds) and K (Louise Beresford) though, the world is more like a lobster: hard on the outside but with soft bits on the inside too. After breaking up, J and K bump into each other at a friend’s party. From ...

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