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Last Orders: the Haunting of the Old Red Lion, Old Red Lion Theatre – Review

Ever wondered why things go bump; swear you can hear the floorboards creaking, dull footsteps in the dead of night? No me neither! That probably means I don’t believe in ghosts; and Last Orders: the haunting of the Old Red Lion has failed in its objective. But in all truth that isn’t the case. It proves we divide into two camps where the spirit world is concerned. You either believe or you simply don’t know. I’m one of the many ...

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Red Palace, The Vaults – Review

The Vaults comprise a network of tunnels and performance spaces beneath Waterloo Station, and they’ve rarely been put to better use than in this immersive fantasy production. The dank, wet tunnels have been transformed into a medieval palace, a forest, boudoirs and cabaret spaces to powerful effect. Despite having visited the Vaults many times before, the space felt both new and exciting, with a real sense of mystery and discovery. The evening begins in the great hall, where you can ...

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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp, Royal Court Theatre – Review

Starting rather emotionally frozen, Glass is the story of a young girl made entirely of glass, and the comic and tragic reality of her doomed love. Maybe in comparison to the older casts that follow, this younger set of performers never really get into their stride. Despite being suspended ethereally on a wooden plank in the air the piece feels rather flat. Kill is up next, following the blood-soaked stories of the curse of the house of Atreus. Exposing their ...

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