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Killing Time – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Zoe Mills Director: Antony Eden Reviewer: Stephen Bates   "No husband, no family, no religion" Hester moans as she faces up to dying alone in her small flat. In contrast, the play in which she appears is very much a family affair, being a collaboration between writer and actor Zoe Mills and her mother, composer, cellist and actor Brigit ...

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The Swarm – The Vaults, London

Artistic Director &Movement: Rosewith Gerlitz Artistic Director &Composer: Heloise Tunstall-Behrens Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Bees are among the hardest working creatures in the animal kingdom and spend much of their lives supporting and protecting their Queen in the dark. So, it is appropriate that darkness is where theatre company The Quorum begins and ends their examination of a bee colony looking ...

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Dubailand – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Carmen Nasr Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Arabs, one of the characters in Carmen Nasr’s new play Dubailand states, are building the future in Dubai. A modern metropolis in the middle of the desert, a monument to gaudy excess. At least, for the Westerners who come to play there. The marketing executives who sit to discuss how to ...

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School Play – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Alex MacKeith Director: Charlie Parham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Hardly a day goes by without news of our failing public services hitting the headlines. The cumulative effects of spending cuts and successive governments playing Ping Pong with methods of operation have led to, for example, the education system being stretched to breaking point and Alex McKeith's topical new play is a ...

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Salomé – Hoxton Hall, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Anastasia Revi Reviewer: Chris Rogers When Oscar Wilde spoke of Salomé, he often referred to it as a composition. The recurring phrases 'bind it together like a piece of music with recurring motifs’ and he marked that the French language he had written it in was a new instrument to play. Anastasia Revi certainly delivers a cacophony ...

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Necessity – Bread & Roses Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Paul Macauley Reviewer: Deborah Klayman If you had important information that could ruin another person’s life, what would you do with it? This is the quandary facing Mish and Tim after the couple mistakenly receives a damaging letter intended for their neighbour, Stephen. How do they share it with him without his wife finding out – and ...

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German Cornejo’s Tango Fire – Peacock Theatre, London

Director of Choreography: German Cornejo Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It’s now just over 10 years since the Argentine Tango came to the attention of the general population when Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace joined Strictly Come Dancing. Like the more familiar ballroom tango, the dance was one of passion – but with its rapid tempo, its intricate kicks and flicks, and ...

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