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One Duck Down – The Vaults, London

Writers Alice Bounce, Maxwell Taylor and Owen Jenkins Director: Christa Harris Reviewer: Maryam Philpott When David Attenborough launched a flock of rubber ducks into the sea to track the movement of plastic around the world in Blue Planet II, as well as highlighting the long-lasting impact of polluting our oceans, he also created an influential television moment. Taking inspiration from ...

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A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar) – New Diorama, London

Writer: Lulu Raczka Director: Ali Pidsley Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the not-too-distant future, rolling electricity blackouts have become commonplace in Lulu Raczka’s startlingly dark piece A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar). The effect, Raczka implies, is a near-total civil breakdown: the bar in which Bryony Davies’s Bell works has seen in its custom drop off to zero, ...

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Booby’s Bay – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Henry Darke Director: Chris White Reviewer: Richard Maguire There are no waves in this play about surfing, but there is a shark.  The Great White isn’t the only imposter on the Cornish beach, as Booby’s Bay, a new play at the tiny Finborough Theatre, is also concerned with those city slickers who buy up property in the county to ...

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Eugenius! – The Other Place, London

Book, music and lyrics: Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: David Guest The brassy strapline for Eugenius! asserts that you already want to see the new show again before you’ve even entered the theatre. It’s a bold claim for a homegrown musical about which there has been a buzz since a one-off concert version at the Palladium ...

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Lebensraum – Peacock Theatre, London

Director: Jakop Ahlbom Reviewer: Maryam Philpott One of the advantages of twenty-first-century living is the freedom to design your perfect life. Whether you want a 9-5 job and domestic harmony or flexible working and endless travel, increasingly people are discovering new ways to balance their various needs. For the more scientifically-minded this could even mean inventing something or someone entirely new ...

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300 el x 50 el x 30 el  – The Barbican, London

Created and performed by FC Bergman Reviewer: Richard Maguire When you think you’ve seen it all, along comes FC Bergman. It is not a football team, but it has the verve and swagger of one in the Premier League. Instead, FC Bergman is a Belgian theatre company specialising in the experimental and with 300 el x 50 el x 30 ...

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Julius Caesar – The Bridge Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty “Do This!” Scream signs and posters around the set that encourage and hector the viewer to simultaneously take action themselves, and also rely on Caesar for provision - “When Caesar says, “do this,” it is performed” As the rock band (formed of actors from the play, and very decent) at the ...

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On Monday Last Week – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Adapted by: Saaramaria Kuittinen Director: Erika Eva Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Life is never what you think it will be, and however much you dream or plan things always end looking very different. Whether you’ve spent years imagining your ideal job or just rehearsed a difficult conversation in your head, other people never seem to follow the ...

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