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Flutter – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Justin Hopper. Director: Gavin Dent. Reviewer: Hannah Powell What do you receive when you mix together gambling, a cast of okay actors, and a plot so predictable you can see it coming a mile away? Flutter by Justin Hopper is a story of addiction, capitalism, relationships, and the working classes once again being shown in an unsavoury light. Flutter is ...

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Half Breed  – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Natasha Marshall Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Richard Maguire Part poem, part performance, Natasha Marshall’s one-woman show returns to the Soho Theatre, before it embarks on a national tour. Specifically written in response to the lack of roles for non-white female actors, Half Breed traces teenaged Jazmin’s struggle with the small town blues. While Marshall gives a determined performance, some of ...

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Denim: World Tour – Soho Theatre, London

Devisers: The cast Reviewer: Tom Finch Drag queens. If they seem to be more ubiquitous than they were a few years ago it’s because they are. Thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race this once subversive art form is now hurtling toward the mainstream and looking fabulous while doing so. It was only a matter of time then before a drag girl ...

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Half Breed – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Writer: Natasha Marshall      Director: Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman The only non-white resident of a parochial West Country village, Jazmin finds herself struggling to fit in despite the support of her grandmother and her best friend, Brogan. Finding she stands out for all the wrong reasons in a place permeated by gossip, ignorance and racism, will Jaz ever learn to ...

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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – A great time had but where’s the theatre?

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. Reviewer KRIS HALLETT offers his overview. Latitude 2017 from a theatrical standpoint felt slightly short changed then in previous years. Less big shows, fewer performances and fewer works to see. Yet by and large ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 at Latitude Festival 2017 (Cont.)

By KRIS HALLETT Along with Edinburgh and panto, Latitude is the one time of year where theatre can be a morning activity as well as a form keeping nocturnal hours. Consequently with coffees still in hand, a small spattering of cultural vultures packed into the Speakeasy tent to see a first work-in-progress showing of theatremaker Daniel Bye’s latest. So much ...

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The Scar Test – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Hannah Khalil Director: Sara Joyce Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “I can’t believe this is England” the characters proclaim in Hannah Khalil’s new play The Scar Test, set in an immigration holding centre, a place where women who have committed no crimes are held for months while their cases are heard. Often, they have escaped persecution in another country and dreamed of ...

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Blush – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Charlotte Josephine Director: Ed Stambollouian Reviewer: Stephen Bates A circle of bright red carpeting centre stage establishes the themes of Charlotte Josephine's blistering assault on an era in which the human race is forever finding new ways to embarrass itself. Blush we should at the antics of a society in which, seemingly, all established norms of decent behaviour are ...

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