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Find Your Way Home – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: John Hopkins Director: Stuart Clarke Reviewer: Richard Maguire Don’t be fooled by the poster for Find Your Way Home. The photographs of a man’s six-packed torso and a woman’s sensuous lipsticked mouth suggest that this show will be steamy and sexy. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. John Hopkins’ play written in 1970 was once praised for its ...

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On Monday Last Week – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Adapted by: Saaramaria Kuittinen Director: Erika Eva Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Life is never what you think it will be, and however much you dream or plan things always end looking very different. Whether you’ve spent years imagining your ideal job or just rehearsed a difficult conversation in your head, other people never seem to follow the ...

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Motherlogues – Etcetera Theatre, London

Motherlogues

Writers and Directors: The cast and contributors Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s not easy being a 21st Century woman; there are plenty of freedoms, rights and open conversations about being whoever you want to be and making your own choices, but at the same time a lot of those choices still lead to external judgement – you want to have five ...

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Bullet Hole – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: Gloria Williams Director: Lara Genovese Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is one of the toughest topics for theatre to tackle but Gloria Williams’s new play Bullet Hole, showing at the Etcetera Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival, is unafraid to explore the brutal effects of this horrifying practice. Interestingly, rather than assume it happens thousands ...

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Aeonian – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Vesna Hauschild Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Imogen is a ghost, of sorts. In the opening monologue in Vesna Hauschild’s new one-act play, Kat Boart implies that she was the mother to a famous Spanish artist – and her cries of “Salvador!” suggests which surrealist provides the inspiration here. Then again, Imogen also implies that she has been reincarnated ...

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Boy Stroke Girl – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer &Director: Ian Dixon Potter Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We live in enlightened times, don’t we? Told we can do anything, be anything, try anything we want to, and find our individuality. But that’s not quite how things really are. Even for the unconventional there are recognisable traits, a look, a way of being that is “acceptable” – if you want ...

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Knock Knock – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and  Director: Niv Petel Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Regardless of the era, thinking about the Home Front in any war automatically conjures up images of the WI making jam, defiant sing-songs in the local pub and endless lashings of “blitz spirit”, but the domestic reality is quite different, families suffer. Niv Petel’s new show Knock Knock transposes those ideas to modern-day ...

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Hidden Mother – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Polis Loizou Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There is nothing more galling for an actor than to play to an empty theatre, which makes any attempt to perform without revealing their mortification all the more brave. To an audience of just three people on the night of review, Off-Off-Off-Broadway’s Hidden Mother became an intimate and unexpectedly heartfelt look at ...

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