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Beirut – The Park Theatre, London

Writer:  Alan Bowne Director:  Robin Lefevre Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The poster for this play is deliberately provocative; in shadowy velvet tones suggesting, initially, it’s an advert for red wine, a woman’s tongue seems poised to lick a man’s buttock. But look closer, and on his skin is the tattooed letter P. It stands for Blood Positive in this dark and ...

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Ish…  – The Roundhouse, London

Writer and Director: Georgie Jones Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There are plenty of things you wish you’d known as a teenager, so if you went back in time armed with the knowledge you have now you could things differently or better. We may have been clueless then, but it doesn’t mean we really know what we’re doing now. Georgie Jones one-woman ...

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GUY   – Venue:  The Bunker, London

Book and Lyrics:  Leoe Mercer Music:  Stephen Hyde Director: Sam Ward Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Of all the shows playing at the Breaking Out season at the Bunker Theatre, GUY, a new musical, feels the most complete. In its current state, it may lack some sophistication when it comes to production values, but the acting is first class, the singing is ...

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Kiss Chase   – The Bunker, London

Writer and Director: Hannah Samuels Reviewer:  Richard Maguire It’s difficult to review Kiss Chase for two reasons. First, it would be unfair to reveal too much of its structure and spoil the surprise, and second, there’s very little theatre here. Playing as part of The Bunker Theatre’s Breaking Out season, a series of short plays by new and emerging theatre companies, ...

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No One Is Coming to Save You   – The Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Nathan Ellis Director: Charlotte Fraser Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We all have a natural impulse for despair and the world’s problems seem most bleak when we can’t sleep. Examining a dark night of the soul, This Noise theatre company’s abstract new show No One is Coming to Save Youmakes its debut as part of the Bunker Theatre’s Breaking Out Festival, ...

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Section 2  – The Bunker Theatre, London

Writer: Peter Imms Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With more people talking openly about their experience of mental health issues, our understanding of its effects on sufferers is continually improving, but its far from a new subject for drama. 400 years ago, Shakespeare returned to the fragility of the mind again and again in his greatest tragedies – Hamlet,Macbethand ...

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A Fortunate Man – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writer: John Berger and Jean Mohr Adaptor/Director: Michael Pinchbeck Reviewer: Lucy Lambert In 1967 writer and painter John Berger, together with photographer Jean Mohr, published A Fortunate Man, a portrait of country doctor John Sassall. It combines social observation with ethical and medical philosophy and paints not only a detailed portrait of a rural community and the dedicated doctor at ...

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Libby’s Eyes   –  The Bunker, London

Writer:  Amy Bethan Evans Director:  Spencer Charles Noll Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Opening The Bunker’s Breaking Out season, a series of new plays by emerging and exciting theatre companies, Libby’s Eyes is a successful and funny satire, which looks at how the government treats people with disabilities. Like the bureaucracy this play lampoons, Libby’s Eyes ticks all the right boxes. Set in a ...

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