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Strangers In Between – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Tommy Murphy Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher Reviewer: David Guest Growing pains and relationships are explored in the warm-hearted Strangers in Between, a coming of age drama set in Australia that tugs the heartstrings as well as constantly jolting the funny bone. The production’s reputation precedes it, journeying as it does from its first outing a couple of years ago at ...

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The Sum Of Us – Above The Stag Theatre, London

Writer: David Stevens Director: Gene David Kirk Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Warm, cosy and old-fashioned, David Stevens’ 1990 comedy plays like a cross between an early episode of Neighbours and an American family sitcom from the same era. The great surprise is that it is only now getting its UK premiere. After a long run off-Broadway, the play was turned ...

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The Glass Protege – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Dylan Costello Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Classic black-and-white films are being screened as the audience enters the theatre for this emotional drama, serving as a reminder of the “golden age” of Hollywood. It was an era in which movie stars were treated as merely products by studios that, being concerned only with image, were prepared to ...

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The Merchant of Venice – St Leonard’s Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Benjamin Blyth Reviewer: Ian Foster Though it is a play oft studied, The Merchant of Venice has been most infrequently performed in recent years. Unafraid of a challenge, Malachite Theatre have chosen this play to mark the 450th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s birth at St Leonard’s Shoreditch, very close to the site of the Theatre and ...

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Quills – White Rabbit Cocktail Bar, London

Writer: Doug Wright Director: Andy McQuade Reviewer: Steve Barfield [rating:4] This new production of Quills, an Obie award-winning American play from 1995 that was later adapted into a successful film (2000), shows Second Skin theatre company on fine form: the production will not disappoint anyone who believes theatre should be vital, challenging and visceral. The theatre company’s new permanent home ...

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4.48 Psychosis – Drayton Arms, London

Writer: Sarah Kane Director: Samuel Miller Reviewer: Steve Barfield [rating:3] One laudable, stated aim of theatre company, Crooked Pieces, is ‘to pioneer the work of female playwrights and to redress the balance between male and female written work produced and performed on the stage’. It would however, be hard to feel this playwright and this particular play are neglected. Sarah ...

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