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Californian Lives – OSO Arts Centre, London

Writer: Martin Foreman Director: Emma King-Farlow Reviewer: Fran Beaton [rating:2.5] It is a theatrical challenge knowing how to begin a monologue. How do both the writer and the actor manage to engage an audience with nothing to go on? This is a task faced by Martin Foreman in his Californian Lives. The three act play consists of three monologues, each ...

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Californian Lives – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Martin Foreman Director: Emma King-Farlow Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] With the audience seated around the performance area, this is a collection of monologues which effectively become intimate one-way conversations. Three experienced and accomplished actors play very different unnamed characters linked only by the fact they they are residents of California. Firstly Los Feliz, which opens with the character, a ...

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Oedipus – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Writer: Sophocles Director: Ricky Dukes Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3.5] “Oedipus” is, like, really old. First staged in 429BC, it’s at the heart of the Greek tragic corpus, praised by Aristotle as a model play. But what went down a storm in pre-Christian Athens is not guaranteed on that score to impress in Bethwin Road. It’s to the credit of the ...

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The Hatpin – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Music: Peter Rutherford Book and Lyrics: James Millar Director: Ricky Dukes Reviewer: Christopher Owen [Rating:4] The Hatpin is a highly regarded Australian musical, and Lazarus Theatre here presents the European Premiere of this deeply dark, hard hitting tale. We see a young single, homeless mother desperately trying to care for her new born son, take the difficult decision to give ...

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