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Siren Song, The Lion & Unicorn Theatre – Review

Written and directed by Lisa McMullin★★★ Pros: The live music, and some strong performances, particularly in the final act. There is also fun and clever wordplay in the script, providing lightness to what is a rather grim look at love and life. Cons: If you haven’t exercised in a while, this play is a workout. Be prepared to walk up and down the stairs of the theatre, as this two-hour play has intervals a plenty. Our Verdict: It gets better ...

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Y&P, Camden People’s Theatre – Review

Part of the DYSPLA Festival Devised through the WHITEBOX Development Process  Directed by Pete Cain, Chryssanthi Kouri & Gary Thomas ★★★ Pros: Thought-provoking, with good use of projections and media.  Cons: The timings are not very clearly billed. Our Verdict: A play and festival which champions a worthwhile and thought-provoking message about the creativity of dyslexic practitioners. Courtesy of DYSPLA Y&P (formerly known as The Taliban Don’t like my Knickers) is a devised piece of theatre developed by dyslexic writers. ...

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Cell, The Cockpit – Review

Presented by Smoking Apples Theatre & Little Cauliflower Theatre Company ★★★★ Pros: Extraordinary puppetry creates a real affection for Ted and I followed his story with interest and emotion. Cons: Some slight prop mishaps disrupted the magic temporarily. Our Verdict: A refreshing and un-judgmental look at disability and the effect it has on someone’s life. Courtesy of Smoking Apples Theatre Within a maze of streets behind Marylebone station is The Cockpit Theatre. The entrance reminds me slightly of a school ...

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Good Cop Bad Cop, Moors Bar Theatre – Review

Primley Road ProductionsDirected by Adam Jarrell★★★ Pros: Some great laughs and good performances all round. Cons: Sometimes I got lost in the plot, but the laughs made up for it. Our Verdict: Very funny show, worth a see. Promising first performance. Courtesy of Primley Road Productions Stashed away in Crouch End, the Moors Bar Theatre is more of a long room with a bar at the side and a stage at the end than a traditional venue. Access to the ...

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The Parasite, Theatro Technis – Review

Ivan Turgenev Adaptated by The Acting Gymnasium Directed by James O’Donnell ★★★ Pros: Comical and poignant. A good evening of entertainment from an updated Russian classic. Cons: A more fully furnished set would have added to the experience but it’s a minor quibble. Our Verdict: A modern, accessible production that serves as a great introduction for anyone new to the works of Turgenev. Courtesy of Theatro Technis It was my first visit to the Theatro Technis in Camden, just a short ...

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Tadzio Speaks…, Etcetera Theatre – Review

Written and directed by Martin Foreman ★★★ Pros: Interesting concept and good storytelling. The short format is perfect for this solo performance. Cons: The drama is based on a novella and without knowledge of the back story the audience may be underwhelmed by the plot. Our Verdict: A tidy, short one man show, based on a novella written in 1912. The concept is thought provoking, though it could be a little braver. Entertaining lunchtime drama. Credit: Tadziospeaks.co.uk Tadzio Speaks… is ...

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Secret Theatre London – Review

Based on the film by Quentin TarantinoDirected by Richard Crawford  ★★★ Pros: Edgy and exciting. Tarantino is a big name to live up to, and this production does him justice. Cons: The quiet cap guns used at the most dangerous and climactic moments were more humorous than murderous. The production has the potential to be more immersive than it is. Our Verdict: An exciting new concept for theatre which is acted brilliantly, but could do more with audience involvement. Courtesy ...

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Passing By, Tristan Bates Theatre – Review

Martin Sherman Directed by Andrew Keates ★★★★ Pros: Wonderfully portrayed story of two men who meet and fall in love while living in New York. Cons: I found myself wishing that the play had lasted for longer than eighty minutes, as I was so caught up in the relationship and storyline. Our Verdict: A fantastic story backed by a great cast. Realistic set, lighting and sound make this a production not to be missed. Courtesy of Arion Productions Currently playing ...

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