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INTERVIEW: Tom Vallen on A Gym Thing

A Gym Thing, a play that profiles Body Dysmorphic Disorder, (BDD) and was a hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe is currently playing at London’s Pleasance Theatre. Written by and starring, Tom Vallen, A Gym Thing is a complex and powerful love story set within a 60-minute physical workout.   Will, played by Vallen, is a regular at his local gym ...

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Bash: Latterday Plays – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Neil LaBute Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Neil LaBute’s beautifully crafted trilogy of one-act plays explores the hidden evil in everyday people. This most recent production, 31 Productions transfer from the Old Red Lion, is played on the same stage as Bash’s West End debut and brought to life with style, panache and unflinching candour. Performed in the ...

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Bash: Latterday Plays – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Neil Labute Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Neil Labute’s trilogy of short plays, depicting everyday evil in the lives of four members of the Church of Latter-day Saints, led to him being thrown out of the church himself. Comprised of two monologues and a duologue (though the two characters never interact) Labute’s cycle examines how the repressions and ...

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