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An Offer You Can’t Refuse – Hen and Chickens, London

Devised by: The Cast Reviewer: Maryam Philpott For an actor, being on stage and forgetting your lines is one of the worst experiences they can have, but imagine if there are no lines in the first place, in fact there’s no script of any kind, no inkling of the plot and throughout the hour-long show you have no idea what ...

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NEWS: Bush Theatre to re-open in March

By PAUL COUCH London's  Bush Theatre is to re-open in March after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre’s history, it has been announced today [20 January]. The redevelopment has been driven by the aim of realising Artistic Director Madani Younis’ vision for a theatre that reflects the diversity of London today. The building will be ...

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In The Depths of Dead Love – The Print Room, London

Writer: Howard Barker Director: Gerrard MacArthur Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the depths of the countryside, there is a bottomless well guarded by a poet. Citizens pay him to throw themselves in – or, if they choose not to commit suicide, pay again to leave. A local gentlewoman is a frequent visitor, who pays over and over but always chooses not ...

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Richard III – Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Aydon Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Since the discovery of the body in the car park, Richard III seems to have become Shakespeare’s most performed play even over perennial favourites like Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There have been notable star-led versions including Sherlock colleagues Martin Freeman at the Trafalgar Studios and Benedict Cumberbatch for the ...

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The Doppel Gang – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Dominic Hedges Director Terence Mann Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle As the Blitz pulverises its way through war-torn London, a team of hapless but well-intentioned performers are trying to contribute to boosting morale, by providing some theatrical light relief. Struggling to get punters through their door, they face the prospect of financial ruin, with no choice but to cut their ...

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Promises, Promises – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Neil Simon Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Heather Deacon The '60s were a lot of fun, what with the sexual revolution and relatively cheap rent in NYC ($86.50 a month, say what?) and nothing has really changed, executive types still play away with their naive secretaries and love still inevitably sucks. This revival of ...

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Raising Martha – Park Theatre, London

Writer: David Spicer Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Farce, always an underrated theatrical form, is rarely found in new writing, with directors and producers seeming to prefer revivals of the medium. So it is refreshing to see David Spicer's new play, traversing topics from familial guilt to animal rights and the freedoms we will surrender in order those same ...

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Gazing at a Distant Star – Greenwich Theatre Studio, London

Writer: Sian Rowland Director: James Haddrell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott You think you know the people around you but everyone has secrets that you may never discover… that is until they go missing. Sian Rowland’s new play Gazing at a Distant Star opening at Greenwich Theatre’s brand new Studio considers the process of suddenly losing someone close, the fear, worry and ...

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