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Macbeth, The Cockpit – Review

William ShakespeareDirected by Nick Hastings★★★ Pros: The technical elements, including the music, sound effects, lighting and use of film are well crafted, and perfectly managed. Cons: Some of the cast sound like they are reciting lines, and not performing them. There is also an overuse of actions and hand gestures to try and convey meaning of the words. Our Verdict: This interpretation of Macbeth is very clear, and is intelligently applied to the story. However, it is questionable whether such ...

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Bussy D’Ambois, Poets Church: St Giles in the Fields – Review

George ChapmanDirected by Brice StratfordThe Owle Schreame Theatre Company ★★★  Pros: Excellent movement and choral effort. Impressive sword action, entertaining and unorthodox. Cons: Lighting is too bright and detracts from the atmosphere. Some lines were difficult to hear in this setting. Our Verdict: Commendable effort in bringing a 400 year old script to modern life. Well worth the 5 pound ticket cost for an evening of lustfully demonic theatre in creepy environs. Courtesy of Cannibal Valour As part of the ...

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Feta With The Queen, The Camden Head – Review

Katerina Vrana Presented by Angel Comedy ★★★★★ Pros: Stand Up doesn’t get better than this. Intelligent content; expertly crafted humour; deliciously responsive audience dynamic and performance skill so good it actually hurts a little bit.Cons: Guilt. She’s not charging for this show. Verdict: I’ve seen a *lot* of stand-up comedy and Vrana’s set is one of the cleverest, funniest most skilfully delivered shows I’ve seen, ever. Courtesy of Angel Comedy Katerina Vrana’s stand up comedy set, Feta with the Queen, ...

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The Act, Ovalhouse – Review

Thomas Hescott & Matthew BaldwinDirected by Thomas Hescott★★★★ Pros: A clever and complex construction dovetailing fact with fiction to great effect and an admirable performance by Matthew Baldwin. Cons: Not really an official ‘con’ but if you expect this to attract a largely gay audience you’d be wrong. This is a piece of theatre for everyone. Our Verdict: An entertaining, witty, poignant and illuminating piece examining what it was like to be gay before decriminalisation. Courtesy of Ovalhouse The Ovalhouse ...

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The White Witch of Rose Hall, The Broadway Theatre – Review

Simon James CollierDirected by Omar F. Okai★★★★★ Pros: Very well cast, very well written, and the atmosphere created is fantastic. Cons: The ticketing system was a bit stressful, as it allowed everyone to play musical chairs during the interval. Our Verdict: An excellent show to see in Autumn – atmospheric, haunting, and eerie. Courtesy of Broadway Theatre A dark, stormy and blustery evening seemed the perfect night to see horror story The White Witch of Rose Hall come to life ...

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Sex Cells, Riverside Studios – Review

Anna LongarettiDirected by James Barry ★★★★ Pros: A very easy production to watch. It is perfectly balanced and hits all the right notes on motherhood without pointing out the obvious or portraying mothers as martyrs. Cons: If you aren’t a mum, some of the story might not have the same effect on you. However, this is the only minor con I can find. Our Verdict: A truly well performed, directed and written play which is worth two hours away from ...

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X&Y, Science Museum – Review

Presented by Twin Primes Theatre Company Directed by Dermot Keany ★★★ Pros: A noble attempt at sharing the glory of mathematics with the wider public. Cons: Erratic storyline, making it difficult to follow. Too in depth for maths-novices, too shallow for maths-lovers. Our Verdict: A nice concept, but leaves some confused and others disappointed. Credit: AKA Promotions Mathematics and theatre is an unlikely combination, albeit one which is close to my heart. I happen to be one of the rare ...

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