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Off West End

Ah, the Off West End. For those not familiar with the term, this is where the real magic of the London theatre scene happens. Great shows are born here, in pubs, in 50-seat theatres, in tunnels. Recommended for the adventurous – we can’t get enough of it, and you’ll save a quid or two as well!

The English Heart, Etcetera Theatre – Review

Pros: An entertaining and witty script, with energetic performances and wry political insight Cons: Too many weak political gags, and unconvincing regional localisation The English Heart is a play about love, lust, trust and relationships. But it’s also about the heart of England – Boston, Lincolnshire, the home of Brexitland and location of UKIP leader Paul Nuttall’s final bid for power. The opening scene is set just after the referendum, and Marie (in a strong performance by Anya Williams) is ...

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Tommy, Theatre Royal Stratford East – Review

Pros: The cast, the live music and the great use of integrated sign language. Cons: Pete Townshend – bloody good songwriter, questionable grasp on narrative structure. Ramps on the Moon is a long-term collaboration between a number of theatres and theatre companies, whose collective aim is to create shows that are accessible by and inclusive of people who are d/Deaf, disabled and visually impaired. In their latest outing, The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy is given a vigorous makeover that ...

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