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The Toxic Avenger – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Joe DiPietro and David Bryan Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Richard Maguire Finally, the 2016 Southwark Playhouse production of The Toxic Avenger gets its London transfer. Based on the cult classic film of 1984, this musical, penned by the writers who gave us the underrated Memphis the Musical, is chaotic, messy and irreverent – to quote some of its lyrics, ‘it kicks ass, ...

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The Ruby Slippers – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Emma Culshaw and David Paul Director: Craig Ryder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Is tolerance much harder when it’s someone you know? In theory rights and freedoms are all very well, especially when they don’t affect your day-to-day life but if someone you care about decides to live an alternative lifestyle, is that harder to accept? Emma Culshaw and David Paul’s ...

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Dirty Great Love Story – Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna Director: Pia Furtado Reviewer: Deborah Parry A bloke once said the 'course of true love never runs smoothly' and, hundreds of years later, Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna bring us a play which illustrates that this is still very much true and that exploring the subject on stage still entertains. The plot of Dirty Great ...

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The Giant’s Loo Roll – The Arts Theatre, London

Writer:Nicholas Allan Adaptor : James Worthington Director: James Worthington Music by: Kate Lindsey Lyrics by James Worthington Reviewer: Deborah Parry Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if a Giant misplaced his loo roll? How the inhabitants of a village would react to having it dropped on their heads? No? Well…luckily for us, author Nicholas Allan has and luckily ...

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Straight To The Heart – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Ken Jaworowski Director: Alex Dmitriev Reviewer: Stephen Bates There is more than enough good theatre around in London these days to satisfy enthusiasts every evening of the week, so what about popping along to Leicester Square for an additional lunchtime fix? Ken Jarorowski's trilogy of short plays consisting of seven warm and wise monologues will make the excursion well ...

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A View From Islington North, Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Mark Ravenhill, Caryl Churchill, Alistair Beaton, David Hare, Stella Feehily Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Out of Joint theatre company’s evening of political satire collects works old and new by some of our country’s best-known playwrights, taking potshots at several elements of the current political establishment to varying levels of success. The first, oldest piece, is Mark Ravenhill’s ...

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Beyond The Fence – Arts Theatre, London

The cast of Beyond The Fence at The Arts Theatre

Writers and composers:Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Tom Finch   Can a computer write a hit musical? That’s the question asked by a Sky Arts documentary. Beyond the Fence is the product of several computer programmes that have been fed thousands of melodies, lyrics and plot devices from hit musicals and then processed in an attempt ...

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Cinderella – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Al Morley and Matt Crosby Musical Director: John Donovan Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Flip Miller   Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual visit to the Cambridge Arts Theatre traditional family pantomime. This year sees the welcome return of Cinderella – the original rags to riches to rags story. The story is a tried and tested one. Boy meets ...

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