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Othello – Bread & Roses Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare, adapted by Charmaine K Parkin Director: Charmaine K Parkin Reviewer: Sophia Moss Charmaine Parkin’s Othello is a lively, crazy and intelligent take on Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy. This modern adaptation has all the usual themes of jealousy, betrayal, racism and murder, but it also features song, dance, merriment and interactive theatre. Parkin’s version of Othello will appeal to ...

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The Quentin Dentin Show – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Henry Carpenter Book: Henry Carpenter and Tom Crowley Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates In the digital age, the need for self-help manuals could be passing. Who needs them when all the required help can be delivered in the form of robots, direct to your living room by means of fibre-optics? Here we have a futuristic rock ...

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Tribe – London Theatre Workshop

Writers: Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell Director: Matthew McCray Reviewer: Stephen Bates Few traditions originating from Edwardian England can still survive more than a century later without having undergone fundamental change. This new play, set in 2012, by Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell examines how necessary change, difficult and painful, has been brought about in the ...

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Clean Slate – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer: Catherine Chabot Adapted by: Vanessa Labrie and Kathleen Glynn Director: Deborah Kearne Reviewer: Maryam Philpott For many living in big cities, friends are the most important people in our lives; partners come and go, many Londoners can only see family a few times a year, but the people we surround ourselves with every day are the people we turn ...

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NEWS: 5 Guys are back for Moe

By PAUL COUCH Underbelly Productions have today [21 June 20127] announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters’ Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Edward Baruwa will play Nomax and the ‘Moes’ will be played by ...

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Hir – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Taylor Mac Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We are all shaped, to some extent, by our parents and the behaviours we observe growing up. Whatever our concept of home, it is somehow combined with the characteristics of that family life, familiar, embedded and, we hope, unchanging. How disturbing then to return home from several years absence to find ...

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Bat Out Of Hell – London Coliseum

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Steinman Director: Jay Scheib Reviewer: Glen Pearce While jukebox musicals continue to pop up at regular intervals, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell, though best known for Meat Loaf’s iconic albums, was originally written as a musical. While it may have taken 40 years to reach the stage, and after a preview run at Manchester’s ...

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The Kite Runner – The Playhouse Theatre, London

Adapted by: Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by: Khaled Hosseini Directed by: Giles Croft Reviewer: Deborah Parry The Kite Runner is a title that you may already be familiar with – it was written in 2003, the debut novel of critically acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini and spent over 100 weeks on the New York bestsellers' list. In 2007 it ...

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