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The Nature of Forgetting – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Concept and Director: Guillaume Pige Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The memories of our lives are really just our favourite stories, fragments and disparate experience repackaged, reinterpreted and infused with retrospective meaning. Humans are storytellers, and in order to feel that we have purpose, that the things we have done were connected, our minds weave a narrative from this series of random ...

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INTERVIEW: Jesse Meadows on The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education: then, a nineties political mantra, now a nostalgia-fest of nineties music, Tamagotchis, and timely political poignancy in a riotously funny and reflective piece of theatre from, Bristol-based, The Wardrobe Ensemble. Putting politics in the comprehensive, the play is a charming charge through the hopeful optimism of teachers and children alike in the aftermath of Tony Blair’s election, ...

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The Claim – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Writer: Tim Cowbury Director: Mark Maughan Reviewer: Stephen Bates When you are sitting in a room at the end of an unwelcoming corridor in a building with ties to officialdom, such as a town hall, it hardly comes as a surprise when someone wanders in looking lost. Tim Cowbury’s comedy begins with the appearance of Serge, an arrival from Democratic ...

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Revolt. She said. Revolt again – Shoreditch Town Hall

Writer:Alice Birch Director:Erica Whyman Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is a play that doesn’t behave as expected. It disintegrates, breaking boundaries of form and language, wrestling with inconceivably large issues, and frantically pursuing diverse streams of thought, until it breaches incomprehensibility. But then, it is a play about women not behaving as expected, ferociously exposing ...

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Writer: Carl Grose Composer: Charles Hazlewood Director: Mike Shepherd Reviewer: Thom Finch   Kneehigh, arguably one of the country's most interesting theatre companies are on top form in this new adaptation of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) is a bizarre satire and morality tale that follows the (mis) fortunes of the ...

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Hoke’s Bluff – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Company: Action Hero Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   Combining trashy Americana, locker room lectures and iconic teen movies, Action Hero have created a performance that attempts to analyse the American high school experience and its affect on the lives of young Americans. Using clichéd sports movie tropes, including cheerleading routines and workout montages, Action Hero also bring the audience into the ...

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The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Writer: Jon Haynes and David Woods Reviewer: Katherine Burr An ambitious project to immerse the audience in the mind of a schizophrenic, Ridiculusmus theatre divides its audience between two plays, simultaneously performed and involving the same characters but in different situations. While the stories increasingly overlap, with characters migrating from one stage to the other, the audience tries to piece ...

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RETZ’s The Trial – Shoreditch Town Hall and Rose Lipman Community Centre, London

Writer:Franz Kafka, adapted by Felix Mortimer and Joshua Nawras Director: Felix Mortimer Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] In among the passers-by are faceless bureaucrats, enigmatic policemen, supercilious legal representatives, sinister prison guards, cheery administrators, mysterious bowler-hatted men. These and many more besides are on hand to take you through a most disconcerting experience woven into the nooks and crannies of Hoxton ...

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