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Sheep, White Bear Theatre – Review

Pros: Strong ensemble and direction Cons: Disjointed plot, zero pace Steeped in history, The White Bear theatre pub has been in the heart of south London since 1780. Being a proud south Londoner I found this fact harrowing as I’d never heard of it or seen any of their productions before. As I ordered my pale ale I was also informed that The White Bear has just completed an impressive refurbishment which was clear to see as this glorious old boozer is now a ...

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SOHO, Peacock Theatre – Review

Pros: Breathtaking stunts, energetic cast and a belting soundtrack. Cons: No story for you to sink your teeth into, and some uneven pacing. I’ll never forget the first time I walked down Old Compton Street. I’d been in London no more than 48 hours, fresh off the boat from South Africa, and had deliberately weaved my way around the streets to this place I’d heard of called Soho. I stood in the middle of it all, snow started to fall ...

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F*cking Men, The Vaults – Review

Pros: Superb cast, strong script and beautiful direction Cons: Unavoidable noise from outside the venue I had the pleasure of seeing this play in 2009 during one of its numerous sold out runs at the wonderful Kings Head Theatre in Islington. I then bumped into some friends at this year’s Edinburgh Festival who had just seen it on the Fringe, so I went again. I’ve now had the delight of seeing this fantastic play for a third time as it ...

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