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Inter_rupted, Barbican – Review

Pros: A brilliant and dizzying display of dance that captivates and leaves an imprint, with a splendid illuminated set and percussive elements. Cons: For those uninitiated in dance it may be difficult to engage with, since there is not much in the way of a sustained story. I don’t remember the last time I went to a dance show. It may have been 25 years ago when my 10-year-old sister did a show in the local town hall. Even with ...

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Land of the Three Towers, Camden People’s Theatre – Review

Pros: Has a strong social message Cons: Not particularly theatrical I had already visited the main stage of Camden People’s Theatre to watch another show on the evening when I saw Land of the Three Towers, but hadn’t seen (or even been aware of) the downstairs space. While the former is in serious need of a paint job – it’s so scuffed and scratched it barely qualifies as a “black box” – I found the latter decked out in colourful bunting and ...

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Thrive, Artsdepot – Review

Pros: Stirring performance that inspires and immerses its young audience members and works to appeal to non-theatre goers. Cons: At times the immersive aspect felt overwhelming and was slightly distracting for me. This being my first trip to Artsdepot, I was impressed with the quality and quantity of space. It has a very open, bright and airy atmosphere; like it’s just waiting for you to create something. Several floors are each filled with different studios and performance spaces. Artsdepot is situated deep ...

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