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Wild Life FM – Unicorn Theatre, London

Devising Writer: Kim Nobel Devising Director: Pol Heyvaert Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre in your adolescent years can be pretty limited and for most it may amount to one English class outing to whichever Shakespeare text you’re studying. While there’s plenty of theatre for adults and increasing amounts aimed specifically at the under 8’s, teenage theatre is considerably harder to find. ...

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Denim: World Tour – Soho Theatre, London

Devisers: The cast Reviewer: Tom Finch Drag queens. If they seem to be more ubiquitous than they were a few years ago it’s because they are. Thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race this once subversive art form is now hurtling toward the mainstream and looking fabulous while doing so. It was only a matter of time then before a drag girl ...

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This Story of Yours  – The White Bear Theatre, London

Writer: John Hopkins Director: David Sayers Reviewer: Richard Maguire Entering the White Bear Theatre’s new digs above the Kennington pub, we hear the cackle of a police radio to prepare us for this police procedural drama first seen at the Royal Court in 1968. Interspersed in the static, are songs from the 60s. One of them is a song by ...

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East – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Steven Berkoff Director: Jessica Lazar Reviewer: Stephen Bates Returning to the King’s Head where it made its debut in 1975, East, Steven Berkoff’s angry and unsentimental homage to London’s East End, has lost none of its potency. Now, as then, there is a sense that the theatre’s location, in North London bordering on the East, provides the writer with ...

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One Festival: Programme C – The Space, London

Writers: Mike Carter, David Hendon, John Dixon, Louise Jameson, Alexandra Donnachie Directors: Saffron Myers, Paula Chitty, Danielle McIlven, Louise Jameson, Lou Mason Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The television anthology series has been enjoying something of a renaissance thanks to critically acclaimed shows like Black Mirror and Inside No 9, but often the closest theatre can get to an anthology series is ...

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One Festival: Programme B  – The Space Theatre, London

Perfect written by Rachael Claye and directed by Danielle McIlven Motherland written by Naomi Joseph and directed by Rachael Black It’s Not A Sprint written by Grace Chapman directed by Ellie Simpson Sweet Fade written by Charlotte Powell and directed by Orlando James Reviewer: Richard Maguire This is the final year of the One Festival at The Space where 19 ...

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Cirque du Soleil: OVO – Royal Albert Hall, London

Writer, Director and Choreographer: Deborah Colker Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Cirque du Soleil’s regular residencies at the Royal Albert Hall always guarantee an element of spectacle, with the visual flair that has become their trademark. The company’s latest show, a revival of OVO, which debuted in 2009 and was updated in 2015, visits the UK for the first time this year. ...

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Lobster – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Lucy Foster Director: Kayla Feldman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The reference to the lobster as a symbol of true love was introduced into popular culture more than 20 years ago by the sitcom Friends and, for those of a certain age, has become a humorous alternative for what sickly rom-coms and women’s magazines had termed ‘the one’. Lucy Foster’s new ...

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