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Pageant – London Irish Centre

Book & Lyrics: Bill Russell and Frank Kelly Music: Albert Evans Director Bill Rusell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott One of the many ways that you can divide up the world is into pre- and post-Miss Congeniality, and for lovers of Miss World-style competitions and beauty pageants, this film from 2000 revelled in its snarling contestants and bitter has-beens, that has shaped ...

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Between a Man and a Woman – The Lion and the Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: & Director Scott James Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Domestic violence is rarely depicted on stage and it’s taken Scott James more than 10 years to create his play Between a Man and a Woman which premiered in September 2016, with subsequent runs in several fringe venues. This latest version, showing at The Lion and the Unicorn Theatre as part of ...

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Flood – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Hartwell Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s apt that in the same week that the weathermen warn us that August will be a washout, Flood opens at Covent Garden’s Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe. Set in the West Country, after a month’s worth of rain falls in one night, Flood follows the story of Adam, who is ...

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The Taming of the Shrew – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paula Benison Reviewer: Tom Finch The classic story of Petruchio’s challenge to tame and marry the brash Katharina, presented here by the all female troupe Get Over it Productions, is a stripped back, hour-long version set entirely at a 1989 rave. Kudos must go to the cast who all dance non-stop in the sweltering heat under ...

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Insert Title Here – Hen & Chickens Theatre, London

Writersand performers:Noah James and Jordan Maxwell Reviewer: Deborah Parry Looking at the title, you'd be forgiven for assuming that this show is an intriguing improvisational comedy - you'd be wrong. What we actually get, instead, is 45 minutes of sketches that aren't very original, or, actually, very funny. Part of Camden's Fringe Festival, the piece has been created by and ...

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Rat In A Box – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Abe Buckoke Director: Abe Buckoke Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s a set up that thousands of young people will find familiar; moving to the big city and trying to the nicest, cheapest, least rat infested accommodation possible. Rat In A Box, the first venture from production company Rich Creative and SLAM Theatre is an unusual look at trying to make ...

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Pond Wife – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writers: Holly Norrington and Teddy Lamb Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   There aren’t many plays out in the world with the message ‘if you want to be a marine biologist then be a marine biologist’, so it’s always pleasing when you eventually find one. Imagine you are a Britney-style pop star of some renown, people adore you and flock to your ...

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Rewritten – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writers: Jo Pockett, Caro Dixey, Serena Haywood, Sarah Pitard Director: Cat Robey Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:2.5] The premise of this collection of four plays is they allstem from a starting three pages of dialog between two people with a piece of paper and a lunchbox as props. Part of the Camden Fringe, the dialog is left deliberately vague and can ...

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