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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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INTERVIEW – Patrick Sandford on the cathartic power of theatre

Older Man and figurine

Patrick Sandford has had an illustrious career as one of the country’s most respected directors and Artistic Directors and is about to return to Brighton Fringe with the debut of his new play Blooming, which follows the success of his moving autobiographical play Groomed at the festival last year and will shortly be opening at London’s Soho Theatre. Taking a break ...

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How (Not) to Live in Suburbia – Soho Theatre, London

How Not to Live In Suburbia - Annie Siddons

Writer: Annie Siddons Director: Justin Audibert and Nicki Hobday Reviewer: Maryam Philpott London, for those who live there, is the absolute centre of the world. It’s full of life, art, culture and all kinds of fun you can imagine, so the idea of moving away is inconceivable. Except one day we’ll almost certainly have to when marriage, children and a ...

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Underneath – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Pat Kinevane Director: Jim Culleton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “We need beauty, all of us…How we flock to be around the beautiful ones”. It may only be skin-deep, but Pat Kinevane’s new play Underneath considers the effect of beauty and modern expectations of perfection on individuals who are far from physically perfect. Showing at the Soho Theatre, Kinevane considers what ...

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Genesis – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Frazer Flintham Director: Charlotte Bennett Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Prevention is better than cure” but then again “ignorance is bliss”, so what would you do? These days medical science offers us all kinds of tests and guidance on the chance of developing certain diseases later in life, giving you the opportunity to reduce the risk and perhaps prevent it occurring. ...

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Bits Of Me Are Falling Apart – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Adrian Edmondson and Steve Marmion Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Niall Harman Bringing a book about the perils of middle age to the stage is not an obvious choice for neither a theatre or a performer. Yet with Bits of Me Are Falling Apart (based on William Leith’s 2009 book), television favourite Ade Edmondson has done exactly that, and in ...

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Spine – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Clara Brennan Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: John Roberts Having won a Fringe First and Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014, Clara Brennan’s thought provoking play Spine tours the UK and brings with it a message for young people who have become politically disenfranchised. A message for those who feel they have been forgotten, whose futures ...

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Girls – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Theresa Ikoko Director: Elayce Ismail Reviewer: Deborah Klayman How far would you be willing to go to survive? Theresa Ikoko’s award-winning play Girls places three friends in an increasingly dangerous situation that challenges them individually to answer the question, and stretches their relationships, sometimes to breaking point. As the audience enters, Ruhab (Yvette Boakye), Haleema (Anita-Joy Uwajeh) and Tisana ...

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