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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!

Strawberry Vale, Ovalhouse – Review

Pros: Beautiful music and great hand-drawn animation. Cons: Despite being short, it was a bit too drawn out at certain points. Part of the First Bites programme at the Ovalhouse, Strawberry Vale is a work-in-progress and so the showing was a short sneak peak at a future full length production. Featuring the use of digital images, some props and a solo female performer, it was an intriguing insight. The story is of a teenage girl who fears that becoming an adult will mean ...

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Much Ado About Nothing, St Paul’s Church – Review

Pros: A charming and talented cast performing one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Cons: Appalling weather taking the shine off an otherwise brilliant production. So have we got everything? Excellent cast: check; delightful venue: check; sparkling comedy: check and the weather….? Oh what wretched luck for Iris Theatre, one of the finest purveyors of outdoor plays. When I was last at St Paul’s Church I saw them stage a spellbinding version of Richard III, which bathed in hot sunshine. This time ...

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