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Editor’s Choice: 27 April – 3 May

1. Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre – ★★★★★. Until 17th May. Our only 5-star shows in this week’s lineup, this production of Orpheus at the BAC combines Greek myth with French Jazz. Django Reinhardt becomes the eponymous Orpheus, in a show awash with music, dancing, acting and singing. Our reviewer had tears in her eyes at the climax… in her words: “If you have any love for theatre and performance it is imperative you go and see this play.” 2. ...

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Specie, New Diorama Theatre

Joe White Directed by Josh Roche ★★★★ Pros: A beautiful piece of theatre. Thoughtful and creatively presented. Cons: Not enough Shubham Saraf! Our Verdict: One of the most interesting and original new plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 – now in London. Courtesy of Fat Git Theatre Specie is the latest offering from Fat Git Theatre, a company that aims to challenge contemporary perceptions of ugliness. The show is a meaningful contribution to the debate, full of verve and ...

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Held by the Habit, New Diorama

Ben SeagerDirected by Sam Carrack ★★★ Pros: Enjoyable and entertaining, with some great potential. Good acting from all and a great performance from lead actor Jeff Lewis. Cons: There wasn’t much movement on stage. Our Verdict: A great initiative with a family atmosphere set in a flashy new space with some serious potential. What else would you want on a Thursday night? Courtesy of All the Pigs I was glad to be invited to this event at the New Diorama, a recently welcomed ...

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Lifgosh: To Meet, New Diorama Theatre

5 Kilo Sugar Gur JorenThe Lights Turn Upon MeOded LiphshitzSt George’s DayGeorgina Burns★★★ Pros: As this was a scripted read-through, it was a fantastic opportunity to hear some talented actors and the nuances of their voices. Cons: Occasionally, the shows didn’t read very well. The scripts were not always polished. Our Verdict: As a cultural event this show is enjoyable and while the plays are ok, they was hard to critique as they are scripted read-throughs. However, the voice acting is very strong ...

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A Strange Wild Song, New Diorama Theatre

Presented by Rhum and Clay Theatre Company ★★★★ Pros: Lovely storytelling, great acting, creative use of set and props, impressive synchronicity between light, sound and performer. Cons: I found the music distracting and it jarred with the action for the most part. Our Verdict: This performance feels like a big warm hug. Underpinning the impressive technical mastery of the performers is a show which is filled with real heart and soul. Courtesy of Rhum and Clay Theatre Company Sometime around ...

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