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Taking Flight 2018  – New Diorama, London

Writers: Lekha Desai Morrison, Michael Phong-Le, Samuel Daram Director: Ross Ericson Reviewer: Richard Maguire The Taking Flight Festival, now in its second year, is a venture led by Red Dragonfly Productions, and encourages playwrights from the British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities to write about they want. Too often writers from these communities are expected to ...

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Testosterone – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writer: Kit Redstone Director: Julian Spooner Reviewer: Daniel Perks That first injection is meant to make Kit feel more like a man, a milestone in his female to male transition. But the magical amber nectar isn’t a personality transplant, it isn’t designed to give its patient a macho self-confidence that borders on arrogance, a feeling of being the superior gender ...

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Plastic Figurines – New Diorama, London

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Stephen Bates Following a lengthy tour beginningin 2015, Manchester-basedtheatre company Box of Tricks is bringing back its production of Ella Carmen Greenhill's 75-minute play Plastic Figurinesfor a four-week London run. The production's success seems to confirm a recent trend which has seen the "difficult" subject of autism become box office and the ...

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Exciting season ahead for New Diorama

By PAUL COUCH London’s New Diorama theatre has today [18 July 2016] announced the line-up for its 2016/17 season. Among the notable transfers from Edinburgh this autumn is Tank – a new show from award-winning Breach Theatre that follows their critically acclaimed The Beanfield; and the playwriting debut from “voice of a generation” stand-up Liam Williams, with Travesty - a ...

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NEWS: Line up announced for Sprint 2016 at Camden People’s Theatre

The Rave Space at The Sprint Festival

London’s longest established festival of new theatre, Sprint, returns to Camden People’s Theatre (CPT) for its 20thincarnation in March. Featuring over 40 shows and running from 2 - 26 March 2016, the festival offers a chance to take in the current state of innovative theatre, and gain an insight into where the genre is headed. As ever, the festival embraces ...

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The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies (and Other Stories) – The Lowry, Salford

Graphic image from The Terrible Tale of the Tiddly Widdlies

Writers: Clem Garritty and Oliver Jones Music: Elliot Rennie Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   When members of a successful rock group spin off to do solo projects the result is often something unrecognisable like AJazz Odyssey. Although The Terrible Tale of the Twiddly Widdlies (and Other Stories) (TTTOTTW(&OS)) is its own creature it retains the irreverent tone and jet-black humour of ...

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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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Joan of Arc – New Diorama, London

Writer: Friedrich Schiller Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Joan of Arc – saint, warrior and saviour of France or demon, witch and murderer? Famous historical characters are constantly being reinterpreted by historians and dramatists as fashion alters our perspective on the past. Where once the lives of history’s ‘great men’ were written as determinist narratives of victory and success, there is ...

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