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Island State, Waterloo East Theatre – Review

Written and directed by Dom Riley★ Pros: A bold premise and some nice evocative background shots in between acts. Cons: Poorly staged and lacking any real pace, excitement, or pertinence. Our Verdict: A one-dimensional show that – in part owing to the misgivings of the venue – failed to create a connection with the audience.  Courtesy of Richard Davenport and Waterloo East We’ve all been there: settling down to watch this year’s hottest new film, when BAM! The aggressive music. ...

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Blood Wedding, Waterloo East Theatre

Federico Garcia LorcaDirected by Zoe Ford★★★ Pros: Some strong cast members offer passionate and realistic performances. Cons: The surrealism surrounding the final act may be off putting for some. Seating arrangement made it hard to see some of the action. Our Verdict: The first and final acts leave much to be desired however this is more to do with the play itself than this production of it. Courtesy of Hiraeth Artistic Productions Hiraeth Artistic Production‘s version of Lorca’s Blood Wedding is ...

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Win tickets to see Blood Wedding! – Closed

Good news theatre fans: we’re giving away some free theatre tickets again! We’ve teamed up with Hiraeth Artistic Productions again to give you a chance to win two tickets to see their production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding at the Waterloo East Theatre, London. The tickets are valid for any performance between 12th June – 7th July 2013, subject to availability. As always with our competitions, there are absolutely no catches. We’re not going to sell your data to any third parties and we’re ...

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Win tickets to see The School for Scandal! – Closed

Good news theatre fans: we’re giving away some free theatre tickets again! We’ve teamed up with Turn of the Wheel Productions to give you a chance to win two tickets to see their production of Richard Sheridan’s The School for Scandal at the Waterloo East Theatre, London. The tickets are valid for any performance between 2nd-19th May 2013. As always with our competitions, there are absolutely no catches. We’re not going to sell your data to any third parties and we’re not ...

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House of Atreus, Waterloo East Theatre

Based on The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus Adapted by Ozlem Ozhabes Directed by Kaitlin Argeaux ★★★★ Pros: A very enjoyable, visually pleasing and strongly emotional performance driven by innovative direction and some cracking performances that leave you wanting more, even if Greek tragedy is not normally your thing. Cons: Given how well the dance and physical movements worked overall, it’s a shame that at times the pace seemed to slow down and the chorus became somewhat static, especially in the ...

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Freedom, Books, Flowers, and The Moon, Waterloo East Theatre

Sarah PitardDirected by Cat Robey★★★★ Pros: A dedicated adaptation of Wilde’s fairy tales for children. A perfectly sized production for the space in question. Cons: A slightly (only slightly) dragged out second half. Also, some interactions seemed a tiny bit deliberate and unrealistic. Our Verdict: A well thought-out and penetrating adaptation of two of Wilde’s best loved shorts. A nice venue as well, with a relaxed crowd and very professional front-of-house staff. A real rose among the thorns in terms ...

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The President and the Pakistani, Waterloo East Theatre

Rashid RazaqDirected Tom Attenborough★★★ Pros: The characterisations of Barack Obama and Sal Maqbool are strong and compelling. Occasional lip-syncing dance breaks augment the storyline, setting and time period of the piece innovatively and provide a welcome flash of levity and a dash of brilliance. Cons: While an interesting and relevant story to tell, it is perhaps not as profound or insightful as one might hope. Our Verdict: A great idea; who doesn’t want an insider’s look into the American President’s ...

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