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BU21 – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Stuart Slade Director: Dan Pick Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty If the subject and execution doesn’t get you, the direct challenge to the audience will. The play uses a fictitious terrorist attack on London (a guided missile bringing flight BU21 down onto residential Fulham) and a support group set up for survivors as its core. Through this, we meet the characters, ...

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Botallack O’Clock – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Botallack O'Clock at The Old Red Lion Theatre

Writer and Director: Eddie Elks Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In the early hours, with an evening’s entertainment over and birdsong still awaited, there can exist a sort of vacuum that will suck in strange thoughts. Eddie Elks’ one-act play covers an imagined 70 minutes of such time in the life of artist Roger Hilton (1911-1975), making his thoughts as abstract ...

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Dog Show – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writers &devisers: James Yeatman, Zac Gvirtzman, Lisa Kerr, Hamish Macdougall, Ntonga Mwanza, Harriet Webb, Al Smith and Laura Mooney Director: James Yeatman Reviewer: Deborah Klayman From the cosiness of the West Hampstead Women's Institute to the wilds of the heath, allow Kandinsky to introduce you to the local dogs, their owners, and the community that they unknowingly weave together. Part ...

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Teddy – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tristan Bernays Music: Dougal Irvine Director: Eleanor Rhode Reviewer: Scott Stait     Finding itself somewhere between a gig, performance poetry and a play with music,Teddybursts onto the scene with youthful vigor and a strength that comes from both the crafted writing and energetic performances. Set over the course of a drunken night out in Elephant and Castle, Tristan ...

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Lion Boy – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Zizou Corder Adaptor: Marcelo Dos Santos Directors: Clive Mendus and James Yeatman Reviewer: Michael Gray   “This is a big story – it needs to be savoured!” Complicité's first show aimed at a younger audience, now revived and touring, makes a great half-term treat for the Mercury Theatre, directed by Clive Mendus and James Yeatman after the original by ...

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Cans – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Stuart Slade Director: Dan Pick Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Taking recent new stories about historical sexual abuse and celebrity as a jumping off point, Stuart Slade has created a very funny and often moving play about what it means to be at the heart of the storm. Cans is the story of Jen and her disheveled and floundering Uncle Len. ...

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MilkMilkLemonade – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Joshua Conkel Director: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord Reviewer: Nichola Daunton After premièring in New York in 2009, Joshua Conkel’s MilkMilkLemonade has finally made it across the pond to London’s Ovalhouse. An exploration of gender, sexuality, the human body and the societal rules that govern us, Conkel’s play is trashy, camp and often very touching. A slice of Deep South Americana that ...

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Johnny Got His Gun – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Bradley Rand Smith Director: David Mercatali Reviewer: Ian Foster The centenary of the start of World War One has thrown up a raft of interesting programming in our nation’s theatres, looking at the devastating impact of that inconceivably destructive conflict and the decimating effect it had on an entire generation. At the same time, it ...

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