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Lebensraum – Peacock Theatre, London

Director: Jakop Ahlbom Reviewer: Maryam Philpott One of the advantages of twenty-first-century living is the freedom to design your perfect life. Whether you want a 9-5 job and domestic harmony or flexible working and endless travel, increasingly people are discovering new ways to balance their various needs. For the more scientifically-minded this could even mean inventing something or someone entirely new ...

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300 el x 50 el x 30 el  – The Barbican, London

Created and performed by FC Bergman Reviewer: Richard Maguire When you think you’ve seen it all, along comes FC Bergman. It is not a football team, but it has the verve and swagger of one in the Premier League. Instead, FC Bergman is a Belgian theatre company specialising in the experimental and with 300 el x 50 el x 30 ...

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Julius Caesar – The Bridge Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty “Do This!” Scream signs and posters around the set that encourage and hector the viewer to simultaneously take action themselves, and also rely on Caesar for provision - “When Caesar says, “do this,” it is performed” As the rock band (formed of actors from the play, and very decent) at the ...

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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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The Grift – Town Hall Hotel, London

Writer: Tom Salamon Director: Tom Salamon Reviewer: Richard Maguire All theatre depends on a certain suspension of belief, but this new immersive experience by Tom Salamon, who brought us 2016’s Goosebumps Alive, starts by asking us to swallow some unusually tall stories. But with much immersive theatre, the story is less important than the act of participation, and in The ...

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BLOG: Inside COMPANY – The Beginning.

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY which opens at Aberdeen Arts Centre from the 1st - 10th February. Mounting a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in three weeks….should be a piece of cake, right? After spending ...

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Ken – The Bunker, London

Writer: Terry Johnson Director: Lisa Spirling Reviewer: Stephen Bates The Bunker has become a warm place of refuge during these cold Winter evenings. Warmth radiates from Terry Johnson’s affectionate remembrance of the rogue East London theatre-maker and performer Ken Campbell, who died aged 66 in 2006; warmth also comes from the transformed theatre itself, freshly carpeted throughout, decorated by a ...

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Becoming Shades  – The Vault, London

Director: Laurane Marchive Reviewer: Richard Maguire If one were consigned to Hell, it may look like The Vault under the arches at Waterloo Station with its damp, peeling walls, and the constant rumble of trains overhead could be the sound of the furnace where one’s soul would burn indefinitely.  Becoming Shades, a dark, sexy circus based on Persephone’s descent into ...

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