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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Madhouse Re:Exit, Shoreditch Town Hall – Review

Pros: The poignant stories told by the actors about their experiences of what it means to live with a learning disability. Cons: Too many horror film features makes the set look like a haunted house in an amusement park, undermining the importance of the subject. I would like to make this a democratic review. Yes, I can already see your baffled faces but let me explain before you switch to The Stage. When I left Madhouse Re:Exit I was puzzled. ...

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Win tickets to see Chicago – The Musical, staring Cuba Gooding Jr

Chicago is back, and we’re so excited here at Everything Theatre to not only be at the official launch party, but also to be able to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets  to see the new production for yourself. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is head on over to our Twitter feed and retweet the competition tweet that will be appearing alongside our live tweets from the launch ...

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Cherry Orchard, Union Theatre – Review

Pros: The obviously enthusiastic cast make a decent attempt at Chekhovian drama. Cons: An awkward adaptation, misguided direction and a lack of depth let this production down. Why do we still love and perform Chekhov? Over a hundred years since the great Russian playwright’s death, this is a valid question, and one that director Phil Willmott tries to answer in his programme notes for Cherry Orchard (theThe has mysteriously vanished) at the Union Theatre. He wants to make the play ...

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Doctor Faustus, Arcola Theatre – Review

Pros: Outstanding performances alongside a hauntingly beautiful choral composition. Cons: I wish I could have seen the actors’ faces better – more light next time please! If you had unlimited magical powers, how would you use them? Would you save the world and everyone in it, and then rest your laureled head on a white sandy beach? Forget it. The myth of Doctor Faustus is a reminder that our wish list is likely to be far more mundane, for example, ...

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