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Competition

Win Two Tickets for Day of the Dead

A chance to win a pair of tickets for Crick Crack Club‘s Day of The Dead, taking place at The Rich Mix in Bethnal Green on 2 November.

Three ways to enter. More information here
Competition: Win Two Tickets for Day of the Dead

Shows to see this week

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the road to yecora
nigel
last sales conference of the apocalypse waterloo east theatre

Podcast

Is It Linus, Or Is It Diana?

Linus Karp is back for his third appearance on our podcast, which either suggests he is has a glutton for punishment, or our podcasts are lots of fun to make.

Podcast and more information here
Podcast: Is It Linus, Or Is It Diana?

All our latest reviews

Stranger Sings

The Vaults

★★★★

If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix TV show Stranger Things, you are going to love this show. If you’ve never seen it, you’re going to be pretty lost – but there’s no doubt you’ll be absolutely wowed, as this is the best musical parody you’ll see in Indiana this fall! Full review here
Review: Stranger Sings, The Vaults

Talley's Folly

Cockpit Theatre

★★★★

Review: Talley's Folly, Cockpit Theatre
Talley’s Folly has not played in London in over 40 years. The Cockpit and Burning Coal Theatre Company have put in a strong effort here. A 40 year wait for 97 minutes of fine performance – right on time. Full review here

The Play With Speeches

Jack Studio

★★

I liked the ingenuity of the format, and the great cast who delivered it. But there were too many monologues, auditionees and inconsistencies in tone, which made for a quite confusing evening. Full review here
Review: The Play With Speeches, Jack Studio

Countess Jeanne and the Necklace Scam

Drayton Arms Theatre

★★★

Review: Countess Jeanne and the Necklace Scam, Drayton Arms Theatre
It’s easy to forget any troubles and become immersed in the world of Countess Jeanne and her remarkable story. If only all history lessons had been so much fun! Full review here

The Canterville Ghost

Southwark Playhouse

★★★★

While this is never meant to be an in-depth retelling of The Canterville Ghost, it does do a marvellous job of providing an entertaining and exceedingly witty narrative of Oscar Wilde’s story through the lens of music hall performers. Full review here
Review: The Canterville Ghost, Southwark Playhouse

Knock Down

Brixton

★★★★

Review: Knock Down, Brixton
The common themes of how animated Brixton is and what ‘home’ means do not take away from how diverse the interpretations of the brief are: the five pieces created vary widely. Full review here

Features and Interviews

Curtain's Up on Theatre Café Diner

When we got an invite to check out the new Theatre Café Diner, an invite that included some free food, we knew just the musical fanatic member of our team who would relish the chance. Full the full article here
Feature: Curtain's Up on Theatre Café Diner

Fury By Name, Not By Nature

Interview: Fury By Name, Not By Nature
One of the four pillars of medical ethics is the respect of a person’s choice over their body, their life and their treatment; and choice is one of the big themes I wanted to explore with the play. However, when a person develops a pathology such as Alzheimer’s, sometimes their ability to make informed decision is called into question. Full the full article here
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