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Twang!!, Union Theatre – Review

Pros: Fun choreography, daft puppetry, huge energy. Cons: Heavy on smut, light on good songs. When Much the Miller’s son gets lost in Sherwood Forest, salvation comes at a price: the ragtag bunch of men who come to his rescue have a tiresome habit of breaking into song and dance. Because this is Nottingham, where life is a musical and everyone knows their lines, their steps and their place. Anyway, a few escapades later, and having won the hand of ...

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Win tickets for Shit-faced Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice

Do you like Shakespeare? Do you like booze? Do you like panto?  Answer yes to all three, then why not join us in raising a glass in celebration that Shit-faced Shakespeare are heading back to Leicester Square Theatre very soon. Because anyone who knows Shitfaced-Shakespeare know full well what to expect; Shakespeare with added booze and just a little panto! And make that two very large glasses, because why do one show when you can do two; The Merchant of ...

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Coconut, Ovalhouse Theatre – Review

Pros: Kuran Dohil’s professional stage debut is brilliant and side-splittingly funny. She captivates the audience with her powerful stage presence. Cons: Does well to avoid sweeping generalisations, but includes some religious stereotypes, especially in the portrayal of convert Simon. Guleraana Mir’s play Coconut tells the story of twenty-something Rumi, a Muslim ‘coconut’, brown on the outside, white on the inside. Rumi is a pork-scratchings-and-vodka kind of girl, instead of the modest girl her family and community want her to be. Just when she thinks she’ll never find ...

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Scene, Camden People’s Theatre – Review

Pros: Sharp dialogue intelligently addresses difficult issues with a wonderfully warm and light-hearted tone. Cons: An occasional few nervous jitters came through, but these merely added to the sincerity of the piece. Ayo, a captivating, earnest black girl, and Flo, a passionate and bookish white girl, have been a couple since they were students and shared a shy first kiss at a club. A few years later they are living in their overpriced flat in present-day Peckham, where they argue about ...

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